Police Officers who have been tasked by President Akufo Addo to ensure strict compliance of the Covid-19 safety protocols were seen in breach of the law. Some security personnel who attended the final funeral rites of the slain police officer in the bullion van robbery were captured on camera not in face-masks and were engaged in active singing and dancing and total disregard for social distancing protocols.
The burial service also breached the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), which prohibits mass gathering amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
A similar incident occurred after the President, his vice and the Chief Justice attended the funeral ceremony of the late General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, aka Sir John.
This comes after the police has warned that it will pursue any organization that flouts the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Hundreds of people including the Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, members of the Ghana Police Service were clad in red and black to commiserate with the bereaved family of the slain officer.
The remains of the late Constable General, Emmanuel Osei has been laid to rest today, Saturday 24th July, 2021 at Nyanyano Kakraba School Park in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.
The young officer, aged 25, was reportedly killed on Monday, June 24, while on duty. He was escorting a bullion van commuting an undisclosed amount of money from Adedenkpo, a suburb of James Town in Accra when a group of armed robbers attacked the van.
He, together with a hawker by name, Afua Badu, were pronounced dead at the spot.