A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region, Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah also known as Chairman COKA has led a delegation to Adomfe in the Asante Akyem South Municipality of the Ashanti Region to bid farewell to a police officer who died with his family in a fire outbreak.
The late police officer, Sergeant Owusu Asante Baafi was attached to the Anti-Robbery Unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
The 35-year-old late police officer was buried in his hometown on Saturday, January 28, 2023.
His wife, 32-year-old Millicent Akyaa Agyei, together with his three-month-old child, Samuel Kwabena Baafi Nyamedo who died in the incident was also buried.
The late officer and his family perished after fire gutted a police apartment at Apromase on January 16, 2023.
With uncontrollable tears from families, friends and colleagues the bodies of the deceased’s were taken through customs of the Police Service.
The Police Service, through the reading of the late officers biography, described him as selfless, hardworking and dedicated to his job.
The coffin of the late police officer was draped in a Ghana Police Service flag with a service cap placed on it.
Both coffins were escorted by Senior Police Officers in a procession and a final gun salute at the cemetery to honour the late officer.
Colleagues of the late police officer described him as hard-working and a committed member of the service.
Senior Police Officers who were present included; Director-General administration, COP Mr. Christian Tetteh Yohunu, Director-General Legal and Prosecution, COP. Mr. Nathan Kofi Boakye and Director-General, Human Resource Development, COP Mr. Frederick Adu Anim.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah led other Government appointees to console the bereaved family.
Flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Hon. Kennedy Agyapong was also present.
In an interview with Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, he said that the late Police officer was like his brother who he and the entire COKA family will never forget.
COKA as he breaks into tears described the deceased as a brave, respectful, intelligent and hard-working police officer who is dedicated to the service.
As tradition demand, Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah donated an amount of five thousand, three hundred Ghana cedis (Ghc.5,300) to both the deceaseds family.
Nana Yaw Owusu/Ashanti Region.