The Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akufo Dampare has instructed the immediate relocation of all police officers and their families from a housing facility at Apromase to another location.
This was after a fire ripped through apartments housing police officers and their families.
A police officer, 35-year-old Sergeant Owusu Asante Baafi with the Anti-Robbery Unit of the Ghana Police Service perished in the fire together with his wife and a three-month-old child.
Other police officers and their families have been displaced and left traumatized following the incident.
The Police and the Ghana National Fire Service have launched a joint investigation into the incident.
The Inspector General of Police while addressing the victims said there will be a comprehensive structural and technical assessment of the facility as part of the investigations.
The Police administration is also deploying clinical psychologists to provide psycho-social support to the victim.
The IGP was joined by some senior officers of the police administration to commiserate with the victims who assured the police will cater to the needs of the victims.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has visited Apomoase Barracks following the tragic death of a police officer and his family during a fire incident.
Commencement of Investigation
The Ghana Police Service and the Ghana National Fire Service have commenced investigations into the in the fire disaster that killed a police officer and his two family member at Apromoase in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
Sergeant Owusu Asante Baafi, 36, together with his wife, Yaa Achiaa,32, and their three-month-old baby lost their lives in a tragic fire incident.
The fire which reportedly started around 11:30 p-m on Sunday January 15,2023, razed down the entire five bedroom self contained apartments housing the deceased family.
Following the incident, the Inspection-General of Police (IGP), Dr Goerge Akuffo Dampare visited the area to commiserated with families and those who were affected by the fire.
The IGP during the visit assured the victims that, the police administration will join GNFS to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.
“We are in this together, we feel your pain and that’s the reason why i had to travel all they way from Accra to see you in person “.
“Let me assure you that, there will be a joint investigation between the Police and GNFS to bring finality to this matter and see how best we can assist you”.
“Just as you are shattered about this incident, we are shocked too, and the best way to express our feelings is to come and console you”.