The Central East police command has arrested the driver of the Toyota vehicle that ran over and killed a police officer n Gomoa-Apam Highway in the Central Region.
This comes after a 29-year-old police officer, identified as Comfort Freby was killed by a driver with registration number GS 4746-20 at a checkpoint on the Kasoa-Apam highway on Wednesday, February 3, 2022.
According to police reports, the driver failed to stop when he got to the checkpoint, therefore, ran into the deceased, Comfort Freby killing her on the spot.
The news has hit hard on officers at the Gomoa-Dominase District Police Command since the barrier was established just last week after a series of robbery cases were recorded on the said highway.
The deceased’s husband, Francis Yeboah, narrated how he heard the sad news. He said he called his wife on her cellphone several times in the morning when the officer went past her usual arrival time but none of the calls was answered. The police later visited him to inform him that the wife had been killed.
Francis, in tears, said he married his wife on September 4, 2021, and they do not have a child yet. Even though we married about 5 months ago, we have dated for a couple of years. I am broken and shattered,” he cried.
Meanwhile, the police administration has sent a delegation which includes; COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, DCOP Habiba Twumasi (Director-General of police in charge of Welfare) and other senior police officers from the national headquarters to commiserate with the husband, visit the scene of the incident and also visit Domenase police station where the deceased was officially stationed until her demise.
COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, who led the delegation, announced that the police administration would cater to the deceased’s funeral cost.
He stated further that another delegation has been sent to the Jinijini, hometown of the deceased to officially inform them of the death of Comfort.
Co-tenants of the 29-year-old police constable were in shock, as they say; Comfort looked bubbly on the eve of her demise.
Also, a team of psychologists have been assigned to psyche the husband and the colleague officers of the deceased.