Last week, the Ghana Police Service was on the defense once again.
Two police officers were shot by armed men in broad day light at Lapaz. One of them, Daniel Owusu was shot multiple times and lost his life.
This led to a social media outcry with many calling on security agencies to put an end to the many armed robbery incidences that keeps occurring in different parts of the country.
A Facebook post by one Margaret Kase Mensah claims that the slain police officer was unarmed and that he begged the armed men not to shoot him.
“He was unarmed…….he was just riding past unawares of your activities……….. He begged you Two for his life to be spared but as wickedness flowed in your heart, you shot him thrice……… Oh No!!! He is gone………. I will forever miss you Master Owusu,” she said.
“The last time I saw him, he looked very tired and sleepy. I kept teasing him and told him how handsome he looked in mufti on a beautiful Sunday morning………He just looked at me and gave me a smile……… He then pushed the car seat and started taking a nap,” she said recounting one of the last moments she shared with him.
“After a while, his motor was brought to him and he informed me he was going home. My morning shifts is always fun with him around and he knows his job so well,” she continued.
“When he takes his break, he would ask for a meat pie and a bottle of mineral to push it down then back to his motor bike. I will never forget the day you asked me to blue tooth that gospel song “He has given me Victory” by Eben onto your phone and asked me to use it as your ringing tone……………Master Owusu!!!!! Hmmmmm.”
“I will miss riding on your motor bike, this very white one I am sitting on and these photos will keep reminding me of you………. I can’t stop the tears………..awwwww!!! Demrifa Due……….. Due Ne Amanehunu.”
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Appeatu announced a GHS 10,000 bounty on Friday and expressed concerns about the rate at which police personnel in the country were being killed in the line of duty by criminals.
He said anyone who provides credible information that would lead to the arrest of the two daring assailants would be rewarded with GHC10,000, adding details that the bounty would be spelt out by the Public Affairs Directorate of the Police in due course.