Ex-Ghana President John Mahama has condemned the recent gruesome killing of security personnel in their line of duty.
Mr. Mahama is urging authorities to institute measures to help protect security officers in the country.
The NDC flagbearer comment is in respect to the shooting to death of two police officers at Kasoa in the Central Region on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
“Sad to learn, yet again, of the gruesome killing of two policemen in Kasoa. Our law enforcement officers are doing their best under very challenging circumstances to protect life and property. I, therefore, condemn the increasing spate of violence against them.
May their families be consoled and may the perpetrators be brought to justice sooner than later”, Mr. Mahama said in a Facebook post-Thursday.
In just one month, five police officers have been killed across the country while discharging their duties.
The latest is the shooting to death of two police officers, Sergeant Michael Gyamasi and Lance Corporal Awal Mohammed, at Kasoa Budumburam in the Central Region by armed robbers on Wednesday, 28th August 2019 while on task force duties on the Kasoa-Winneba highway.
One of them died instantly while the other passed away while receiving critical attention at a hospital.
The police yesterday afternoon arrested three other suspects — Ibrahim Zakaria, Isaac Amissah and Dominic Commey
The vehicle used in committing the crime, an unregistered Toyota Camry has also been retrieved together with some relevant items, an update from the police said.
Meanwhile, The Ghana Police Service will in the coming week distribute some 4,500 bulletproof vests for patrol officers.
The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, who made the disclosure in an interview said the body armour is to help secure the officers who have in recent times suffered attacks in the discharge of their duties sometimes resulting in death.