3 COPS KILLED ….In road accident
From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
THREE POLICE Officers of the Agogo District Police Command lost their lives, and several others sustained serious injuries on Saturday, when a pick-up truck they were travelling in got involved in an accident on the Agogo road.
The deceased police officers, whose names have been given as L/c Shaibu Alhassan, Felix Owusu and one Sulley, reportedly lost their lives after their vehicle somersaulted three times on the Agogo road.
The police officers, together with nineteen others, were said to be on their way to the Agogo cemetery to bury one of their colleagues who died in the recent armed robbery attack at Kasoa, when the driver of the pick-up truck, belonging to the Agogo District Police Commander lost control of the steering and hit a mould of stone chippings heaped along the road side.
The Agogo District Police Commander, who was also on board the vehicle, was however unhurt but has since visited the Agogo Government Hosptial for check-up while L/c Shaibu died when he was being rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
According to reports corroborated by The Chronicle, the police officers, numbering about 22 were on board the pick-up truck on their way to the cemetery to perform final interment for the late Corporal Ernest Acheampong, who died recently in Kasoa during a gun battle with some armed robbers.
The report indicated that the driver of the pick-up truck, who was said to be driving on top speed, lost control of the steering after veering off the road and hitting the heap of stone chippings along the road side.
Meanwhile, ten other police officers whom sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and are currently receiving treatment.
Reports also indicate that family of Ernest Acheampong, the late police officer whose funeral was being organized, was compelled by the incident to suspend the funeral service.