IGP, others visit 17 police personnel involved in Aprerede-Somanya road crash

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare,on Sunday led a delegation to visit the 17 police personnel, who were involved in an accident on Aprerede-Somanyaroad in the Eastern Region.

The delegation visited four of the victims on admission at the Koforidua Regional Hospital in the region and subsequently13 others, who were treated and discharged, at their homes.

Dr Dampare interacting with some of the discharged police personnel, with them are some senior police officers

The IGP was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) HabibaTwumasi-Sarpong, Director-General of the Welfare, DCOP Johnson Oyirifi-Akrofi, the Eastern Regional Police Commander, and Director of Public Affairs, Superintendent Alexander KwekuObeng, among others.

Dr Dampare assured the victims that the Police Administration would seek their recovery and welfare, and thanked staff at the hospital for treating the injured police personnel.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that the hospital bills have been absorbed by the Police Administration and unspecified amount of moneys were presented to the victims during the visit.

The 17 police personnel of the Eastern Regional Police Band, who were on official duty and on board a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Bus, were involved in an accident on the Aperede-Somanya road.

They were travelling from Koforidua to Somanya and the driver of the bus, Kofi Asare, was reported to have failed his brakes while descending the Aperede hills resulting in the accident.

The personnel were rushed to Atua Government Hospital in Somanya for treatment, but four of them who were in critical condition, were referred to the Central Hospital at Koforidua whiles other victims were treated and discharged.

BY ANITA NYARKOYIRENKYI

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