The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo-Dampare has promoted the police officer shot in the Caprice armed robbery special operation.
In an official statement signed by Grace Ansah-Akrofi, the Chief Superintendent of Police, Director of Public Affairs, the wounded officer has been promoted from the rank of Corporal to Sergeant with immediate effect.
The police administration said the injured officer whose name has been withheld suffered multi-fragmented fractures to the bone of his tight due to the gunshot and is billed for major surgery.
The administration has, therefore, made the necessary provision under the Police Emergency Medical Intervention Fund (PEMIF), which was launched by H.E. the President in January this year to ensure he receives the best medical care available in Ghana or other parts of the world as the case may be.
They commended the officer and his team for their tremendous efforts in the special operation.
“We wish to once again commend the officer and all the other members of the team for the role they played leading to the arrest of one of the robbers and the death of two others,” she added.
It would be recalled that we published a Caprice, Accra armed robbery news which took place on 9th December 2022.
The Police pursued the gang of armed robbers who attacked and shot a woman at Caprice on 9th December 2022 at Caprice, Accra.
Following up, the Special intelligence and operations teams of Ghana Police were deployed to trace and arrest the suspects involved.
Fast-forward, the team arrived at the hideout of the suspected gang in Kasoa, Budundura where the armed robbers engaged the Special Operation team in a shootout.
In the process, 2 robbers were shot dead and 1 was arrested. Also, one of the police officers suffered multi-fragmented fractures to the bone of his tight due to a gunshot and is billed for major surgery.
Later on 12th December 2022, the Interior Minister, Hon. Ambrose Dery and some other senior members of the Ghana Police Service including IGP Dampare visited the wounded police officer.