Gloomy atmosphere at Abuakwa as slain policeman crossed to eternity


It was a gloomy atmosphere at the family house of Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal as Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia led hundreds of mourners to bid the police officer farewell to eternity. Grief-stricken residents of Abuakwa Zongo on Friday thronged the family house of the slain officer who has now crossed to eternity, to mourn and commiserate with his family . Lance Cpl Awal and his colleague, Sergeant Michael Djamesi were shot dead in line of duty Wednesday afternoon by some four suspected highway robbers at Budumburam, near Kasoa in the Central Region “Ghana has lost two gallant officers who have paid the ultimate price by protecting us while we sleep,” an apparent disturbed Vice President said. Protecting the police [caption id="attachment_134242" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Dr Bawumia [Middle] addressing the mourners.[/caption]Dr Bawumia reiterated government’s commitment to providing the necessary accoutrements to enhance police operation. “It is our duty to do everything within our power to protect the police as they protect us,” he said. He also stated “the era where police on traffic operations are not armed is over; the police on traffic duty will have arms and other protective equipment”. Appeal Vice President Bawumia also appealed to police officers to wear their bullet proof vests when they are provided with the operational gear. Father of the late Mohammed Awal, Mohammadu Awal, appealed to the government to prioritise the safety of police officers. “I pray government help protect our children in the force,” he said. Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal has since been buried according to the Islamic custom. By William Evans-Nkum||Ghana]]>


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