Walewale: Two Police Officers Killed In Road Crash While Chasing Armed Robbers
Two Police officers have also died after a car they were travelling in crashed on the Walewale Bolgatanga road. The incident occurred on the Thursday while they were pursuing robbers on that stretch. The deceased officers are Chief Inspector James Akakose Aroma, Corporal Nii Osekle Charles. They all also died on the spot after the
crash. According to a police report, three other officers, Constable Akanvariwen Daniel, Ezekiel Quarshie Tawiah and Constable Iddrisu Gafaru who were also aboard the vehicle sustained varying degrees of injury and were all then rushed to the Walewale Government Hospital for medical attention. Constables Ezekiel Quarshie Tawiah
and Mr Iddrisu Gafaru were later referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital due to the severity of the injuries too. The North East Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mr Moses Ali led a team of Senior Police officers to the hospital to visit the victims on admission and efforts are also being made to airlift them to Accra for further treatment, the police said.
Full Police Statement Below
On 21/10/21 at about 1710 hours C/Inspector James Akakose Aroma in charge No. 46167 Constable Akanvariwen Daniel, No. 56153 Const. Ezekiel Quarshie Tawiah, No. 55211 Const. Mr Iddrisu Gafaru on board Police Service vehicle No. GP 437 driven by No. 46392 Cpl. Nii Osekle Charles, all of the Special Anti-Robbery
Taskforce drawn from Accra and based in Walewale in the North East Region were also involved in a fatal road accident on the Walewale Bolgatanga road. Taskforce was responding to an emergency call of robbery attack on passengers on that stretch of the road. The Chief Inspector and the driver died on the spot. Bodies were
deposited at the morgue of West Hospital in Tamale. Constables Ezekiel Quarshie Tawiah and Iddrisu Gafaru were referred from Walewale Govt. Hospital to Tamale Teaching Hospital due to their critical conditions. Const. Akanuariwen Daniel is still on admission in Walewale in very stable condition. The North East Regional Police
Commander, DCOP Mr Moses Ali led a team of Senior Police officers to the hospital to visit the victims on admission and efforts are being made to airlift them to Accra for further treatment. The Regional Command wish to assure all police officers in the Region that the Police Administration and the command will also do
everything possible to give the deceased a befitting burial and the injured person will be given the needed treatment. The armed robbery that occurred will be properly investigated, and the perpetrators brought to book.