A Ghanaian policeman Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare has reportedly taken his own life while on duty with his won weapon.
According to GhanaWeb, Asare who was stationed at Akim Swedru in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region committed suicide with his weapon while on duty at about 5:45 pm.
The deceased was found seated in a plastic chair with severe wounds to the head and bloodstains on his body while 3 empty gun shells were also found beside him on the floor.
“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 d uly informed and a follow-up visit was made to the scene”, the report revealed.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Francis Gormado, speaking on the sad incident said the “command is going to the scene to go and assess the situation.”
“But we can’t give details because much investigations have not been done yet. When we are able to gather all the information surrounding it ht whole incident then perhaps we shall actually talk about it. But for now, we don’t have much to say,” he added.