Remains of police officers who died in Walewale-Bolga road crash airlifted to Accra

The two policemen were in a five-member team responding to reports of a robbery incident on the highway. They died on the spot in a crash

The remains of the two police officers from the Anti-Robbery Taskforce who died on Thursday 21 October in an accident along the Walewale-Bolgatanga road have been airlifted to Accra.

The Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, was among senior officers of the Police Service who witnessed a special parade ceremony at Tamale Airport on Friday (22 October) as the bodies were flown from the North to the capital.

The two officers were in a five-member team responding to reports of a robbery incident on the highway, but died on the spot in a road crash.

IGP Akuffo Dampare and other officers at the Tamale Airport
IGP Akuffo Dampare and other officers at Tamale Airport


The three other officers in the team are in critical condition and have also been airlifted to Accra “for further medical care”, a police statement said.

Thanking the Armed Forces

The members of the police management board have also visited the families of the two officers who died in the road crash to commiserate with them.

Remains of police officers being airlifted to Accra
Sounding the Last Post as colleagues prepare to place the remains on an Armed Forces plane for airlifting to Accra


“The police administration wishes to thank the Ghana Armed Forces, particularly the Chief of Defence Staff, Vice-Admiral Seth Amoama, and the Chief of Air Staff, Vice-Marshall Frank Hanson, for their collaborative efforts in airlifting the injured personnel,” the police statement said.

Below is the full statement:

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