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General News of Sunday, 28 January 2018


Kwabenya Jailbreak: One week memorial service held for dead cop

A one-week memorial service is being held at the Pokuase residence of Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi who was murdered last Sunday.

Inspector Ashilevi was on monitoring duty Sunday, January 21 when some hooligans stormed the station, freeing seven suspected criminals in custody and killing him in the process.

The widow of the inspector spoke to Joy News and recounted the manner in which the News was broken to her by some officers from the police service.

Exactly a week after the infamous incident, the family of the departed officer held a memorial service for him.

Joy News reporter, Paa Kwesi Parker-Wilson reports senior officers of the police service joined the family to observe the service at his residence.

"Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey is also present at the memorial service," Parker Wilson reported.

He added that the Minister donated GH¢ 500, 10 boxes of assorted drinks and 10 boxes of mineral water to the family to help alleviate the cost of the service.

Meanwhile, the police have confirmed the arrest of some persons involved in the jailbreak including one Kofi Seshi who is said to be the one who gunned down the Inspector Ashilevi.

The suspect was picked up at Kasoa alongside 3 others who were allegedly trading in illegal firearms.

The police also confirmed to Joy News that they are on the heels of the suspects and very soon the other ones will be caught and brought to book.