The police officer with the Marine Unit, who was on duty at the Osagyefo Power Barge in the Western Region has reportedly committed suicide, by shooting himself with an AK #47 .
is said to have shot himself with the rifle, which had officially been assigned to him for work purposes in protecting the power barge.
The incident happened March 24 morning at the police bungalow at Effasu-Mangyea in the Jomoro District, where officers on duty at the power barge lodge.
The police are yet to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death but a suspected su¡cid£ note found at the scene had wife written on it with a phone number beside it, as well as two other names and phone numbers on it.
A photo of the note, which has been seen by Graphic Online read in part, “I can’t take this disgrace, something I don’t know about”.
When Graphic Online’s Western Regional Correspondent, Kobla Dotsey Aklorbortu contacted the police, it was explained the family of the deceased was yet to be contacted and so the police cannot give out any information as of now.
It was however explained that four police officers all from the Marine Unit were on duty at the power barge.
The deceased and another constable after their duty this morning retired to their room to rest whilst the other two went on patrol duties at the barge.
The deceased is said to have sent the constable to go get him something from town and the constable reportedly returned to find his lifeless body lying in a pool of bl00d with the AK #47 lying next to him in the room.
Source; Daily Graphic