Police To Hold Prayers against Cop Killings

The Clergy within the Police Service has set February 4, 2018 to hold a special prayer session in all police churches across the country to seek divine intervention against the fatalities suffered by officers of the service.

A letter by the Religious Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service to the Police Administration, signed by ACP V. Rev. Fr George Arthur said said the prayer session has become necessary and imperative “considering the recent spate of adversarial killings of serving officers.”

“I humbly write to invite members of the Police Management Board (POMB) for a prayer session to be held in all police churches across the country for the safety and divine protection of the leadership and officers of the service.

“Much as the Police Administration is putting in together resources, expertise knowledge, experiences and the appropriate mechanism in place to avert future occurrences, it behoves on us the clergy of the service to beseech divine protection for all service officers,” the letter read in part. 

At least, 4 serving police officers were slain in line of duty in 2018,while in the last four years, 48 cops have been killed in line of duty.

The fallen cops this year included, Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi, General Lance Corporal Danso Animon, Inspector Adolph Mutse and Constable Prosper Ashinyo.