General News of 2014-05-02

Help me seek medical care abroad - Injured Police officer

One of the policemen who suffered gunshot wounds in the Kombian attack, Corporal Osei Bonsu, has appealed to the government to come to his aid by supporting him to seek further medical care abroad.

Corporal Osei Bonsu was shot in the arm and in the right hip.

Surgery

He was operated upon at the 37 Military Hospital where the bullets were removed, but Corporal Bonsu maintains that the situation is far from resolved.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, Mr Bonsu said though doctors at the 37 Military Hospital claimed to have removed the bullets from his hip, he had occasional swellings from which objects which appeared to be bullet shrapnel were removed by his family members.

Situation persists

He said following the surgery at the 37 Military Hospital a metal bar has been inserted into his thigh to facilitate his movement but that is not helping him either.

β€œThe doctors at 37 did their best but I am still in pain and suffering every moment of my life,” he said with tears swelling in his eyes.

Corporal Osei Bonsu now walks using a walking aid but his movement is not without pain as he winces with each movement.

Asked whether the Police Administration had processed the relevant compensations that he was entitled to, he answered that the process had commenced but prayed that the new IGP would look into his case and impress upon the relevant authority for him to be flown out for surgery.

Background

Corporal Osei Bonsu together with two other colleagues – Prince Agyare and Owusu Frimpong, both deceased – was allegedly ambushed and shot on his way from duty at a barrier at Nankpanduri in the Bunkpurugu-Yooyo District in the Northern Region.

Prince Agyare died on the spot while Owusu Frimpong died later in hospital.