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Police Officer shoots himself to death in Tema


A 50-year-old Police Officer with the Legal and Prosecution Unit at Ashaiman has died by suicide.

Reports say the officer DSP Divine Asiam shot himself at his residence at Tema Community 18, Bortiman.

Police say he passed on at the Police Hospital in the early hours of yesterday.

A statement from the Tema Police Public Affairs Directorate and signed by Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu stated that investigations has commenced to unravel the circumstances of his death.

His family has also been informed. The command in the statement urged the public to be sensitive and circumspect in the reportage or commentary on the matter.

He is the third police officer to die in a similar manner within a month.

Earlier this month a Police Constable with the National Protection Unit, Eugene Yelnona was found dead at his duty post. He allegedly shot himself while on guard duties at Ridge.

Similarly, the Police Commander at Half Assini in the Western Region Superintendent Cyprian Zenge allegedly shot himself dead in the latter part of last month.

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