The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has conferred a Sergeant rank on the police officer who was injured in a shoot-out with some armed robbers in Accra.
The officer and his team were following intelligence on some criminals who attacked a woman and robbed her at Caprice, a suburb of Accra, on Friday, December 9.
Two of the robbers were killed in the crossfire while one was arrested.
But one police officer, a corporal, suffered multi-fragmented fractures to the bone of his right thigh after exchanges with the robbers in their hideout.
The injured officer was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he has been receiving treatment.
He is billed to undergo surgery.
On Monday, December 12, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery visited him at the hospital.
A statement issued by the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday commended the injured officer and the other members of the operation team for “the role they played leading to the arrest of one of the robbers and the death of two others”.
The statement, signed by Grace Ansah-Akrofi, the Director of the Public Affairs Directorate, said adequate provision has been made under the Police Emergency Medical Intervention Fund (PEMIF) to provide him the best medical care in Ghana or any part of the world.