Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal, one of the Kasoa Motor, Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) policemen, killed while on duty on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at Kasoa Budumburam, has been laid to rest at Abuakwa Cemetery in the Kwadaso Municipality in the Ashanti region.
Otec news’ reporter Kwame Agyenim Boateng who is at the family house says the burial of late No. 49429 G/L/Cpl Awal Mohammed of Kasoa MTTD is in accordance with Muslim tradition.
According to Agyenim Boateng, the well attended burial service has witnessed scores of sympathisers pay their last respect to the late slainned officer amidst uncontrollable tears from the bereaved family.
The burial ceremony saw hundreds of symphatizers including the vice president Alhaji Mahamahdu Bawumia , Ashanti Regional Minister, Chairman Wontumi , military and police officials joining the family in service.
This brings to five—the number of police officers gruesomely murdered in the last 30 days.
On July 30, 2019, Corporal Agatha Nana Nabin with the Northern Regional Police Command was shot dead at a police checkpoint on the Tamale-Kumbungu road in the Sagnarigu District.
The report is that armed and masked men in a grey saloon car discharged their weapons after being stopped at the check-point.
The killers took away two rifles belonging to the deceased and her colleague who escaped.
Some “persons of interest” are standing trial in connection with the incident.
Corporal Bernard Antwi, 37, was attached to Manso Nkwanta Divisional Command in the Ashanti region.
His was found dead after working hours at Manso Abodom in the Amansie West District of the region on August 19, 2019.
Police are hunting for a key suspect as they interrogate three others as part of its investigations.
In less than 24 hours, another officer was also found dead while on duty at Akim-Swedru in the Eastern Region.
Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare has since been buried as police continue investigations.