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The Late Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi has been posthumously promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintended of Police (ASP), Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced.
Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia made the announcement during a brief address at the late police officer’s funeral service in Accra.
“The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo through the police counsel has instructed that Chief Inspector Emmanuel Kwaku Ashilevi be posthumously promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintended of Police. He died fighting for the people of Ghana and he must not be forgotten. We will do everything to preserve his memory", he said.
The Vice-President who was accompanied by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery consoled the bereaved family and also announced that government making the Late Inspector the first beneficiary, has designed a compensation package for police officers who lose their lives in the course of their normal and official duty.
The Vice-President said an amount of GHC185,374.85 which is about 1.8bn old Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the Late officer’s family to assist his widow and children.
“The President has asked us to look at putting in place a package which is uninformed for all the ranks, for policemen who die in the line of duty. In this regard, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi would be the first recipient of this package. The calculation of this package for Chief Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi and his family, an amount of GHC 185,374.85 has been released to pay for all the compensation packages for Chief Inspector which is intended to appropriately support the family and to cater for the children’s education," he said.
Dr Bawumia continued that this was in line with government’s efforts to advance and sustain the general wellbeing of all police officers in a bid to support the service in fighting crimes as well as making funds available to facilitate their operations.
Inspector Ashilevi was on, January 21, 2018 killed in the line of duty at the Kwabenya Police Station when gunmen invaded the station to free seven cell inmates.
Meanwhile, the Accra Circuit Court on February 16, 2018, imprisoned two of the escapees namely Atta Kwadwo and Prince Osei to two and half month each after pleading guilty to conspiracy to escape from lawful custody and escaping from lawful custody.
Also, four others, three Ghanaians, and a Nigerian believed to be part of the cell break still on the run.
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