The police officer who was shot during a shoot-out between the police and the Caprice armed robbers has been promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant with immediate effect.
The officer together with his team members took part in a special operation to arrest the armed robbers who attacked, shot and robbed a woman at Caprice in Accra.
The injured officer suffered multi-fragmented fractures to the bone of his right thigh due to the gunshot and is billed for a major surgery.
The police administration has, therefore, made the necessary provision under the Police Emergency Medical Intervention Fund (PEMIF), which was launched by H.E the President in January this year to ensure he receives the best medical care available in Ghana or in other parts of the world as the case may be.
We wish to once again commend the officer and all the other members of the team for the role they played leading to the arrest of one of the robbers and the death of two others.
Interior minister’s visit
Meanwhile, the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery has paid a visit to the officer at the hospital.
The visit was to assess the condition of the officer and also wish him well.
The officer was shot in the thigh by the armed robbers during a special operation to arrest them at their hideout.
Dery took the opportunity to thank the police for their invaluable services to the country and assured them of his Ministry’s commitment to support the police in the fight against crime.
Accompanying the minister were the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo-Dampare, Commissioner of Police (COP) Nathan Kofi Boakye, COP/George Mensah, COP /Paul Manly Awini, COP/ Habiba Twumasi Sarpong and some other senior officers.
Source: Daily Mail GH