There were reports that a police officer named Constable David Gbati was shot dead by a senior officer after an argument. However, it has been revealed that the shooter, ASP Frank Nsiah, had actually drank a concoction of weed and alcohol before the incident.
According to a voice note from another officer who witnessed the incident, ASP Frank Nsiah became high and started acting abnormally, including threatening to shoot and kill his subordinates who were in a police vehicle with him on their way to an operation.
The victim, Constable David Gbati, got down from the vehicle and walked to the front of the car, but was immediately shot by ASP Frank Nsiah upon seeing him. The driver of the vehicle managed to disarm the senior officer but got bitten in the process.
ASP Frank Nsiah, who is the head of the Western North Regional Police Intelligence Unit, has been detained at the Sefwi Bekwai Police Station for further investigations. The body of Constable David Gbati has been deposited at the Sefwi Wiawso Government Hospital morgue.
The Ghana Police Service has announced that it has arrested the senior police officer who allegedly shot and killed Constable Gbati. The Inspector General of Police has dispatched two teams to investigate the matter and commiserate with the family of the deceased police officer.
Statement by the Police
“Police have commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a Police Constable in the Western North Region on 5th May 2023. The Constable met his untimely death when he was allegedly shot by one of his senior colleagues of the Western North Regional Police Command when they were returning from an operation last night. The victim was rushed to the hospital for medical attention but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“Immediately after the incident occurred, the Inspector-General of Police dispatched a team which left Accra last night and arrived in the Region in the early hours of today to assess the situation and interact with the personnel. The team was led by Commissioner of Police Mrs Habiba Twumasi Sarpong, Director-General/Welfare.
“The Inspector-General of Police this morning dispatched another team of Police Management Board members led by Commissioner of Police Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Director-General/Administration, to visit the family of the deceased and formally notify them of his passing, commiserate with them and also assure them of a thorough investigation into the incident,” parts of the statement by the police read.
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