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Police officer allegedly dies after shooting himself in Atomic Police Barracks

A young police officer has reportedly lost his life after allegedly shooting himself.

Ghana Police

Identified as General Lance Corporal Francis Adusei, the officer was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for urgent medical attention following the incident. However, despite efforts to save him, he tragically succumbed to his injuries the next day.

The incident is reported to have occurred on Monday, May 6 at the Atomic Police Barracks in Kwabenya. According to reports from the Ghanaian X page, EDHUB, the circumstances surrounding the alleged self-inflicted gunshot remain unclear. The Ghana Police Service has not yet issued an official statement regarding the incident.

General Lance Corporal Adusei's body has been transferred to the Police mortuary, where an autopsy will be conducted to shed light on the events leading to his untimely demise. The incident has triggered lingering questions about what could have driven the young officer to allegedly take such drastic action.

This tragic incident comes on the heels of another devastating event just days prior. Last week, two off-duty police officers were fatally shot by unidentified gunmen while they were seated outside their private residence in the Block Factory community of East Trassacco, Accra. The brazen attack sent shockwaves throughout the law enforcement community and prompted swift action from authorities.

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In response to the earlier shooting, the Ghana Police Service issued a statement vowing to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure they face justice. An intensive manhunt is currently underway as part of an intelligence-led operation to track down those responsible for the heinous act.

Despite ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies, the motive behind both incidents remains shrouded in mystery, leaving both the community and authorities deeply troubled. As investigations into these tragic events continue, there is a collective call for answers and justice for the fallen officers and their families.

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