A policeman stationed at Akim Swedru in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region has reportedly committed suicide at his duty post with his own weapon.
Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare who went for duty at about 5:45 pm at Dukes Petroleum Fuel station on Monday, August 19, 2019, was found seated in a plastic chair with severe wounds to the head and bloodstains on his body and on the floor with the service rifle in between his thighs pointing towards his head.
Though police are investigating the matter, it is suspected that the uniformed man may have ended his life by pulling the trigger over unexplained reasons.
According to a situational report sighted by MyNewsGh.com, a colleague visited the said fuel station at about 5:40 am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, and spotted his lifeless body on the plastic chair.
“The duty man Number. 46688 L/Cpl. Alhassan Asare was sitting in a plastic chair on the storey building dead with his rifle in between his thighs. The District Commander DSP/Mr. Sebastian Maya was duly informed and a follow-up visit was made to the scene”, the report revealed.
Three empty gun shells were found lying on the floor beside him. Meanwhile, the Divisional Commander and the Divisional Crime Officer have since been informed about the unfortunate incident.