A Police officer with the Central Police Station in Kumasi in the Ashanti region has shot and killed himself .
According to Ultimate FM’s Issac Bediako Justice who visited the crime scene Wednesday, residents said a gunshot was heard from the room of the deceased officer, Ebenezer Kofi Okyere, in the morning attracting neighbors to his room.
The police officer is said to have received a call in the early hours of Wednesday, and was heard by his girlfriend saying to the other person at the other end of the phone “If you say I’m the father of the baby then i will kill myself for you to find the father of the baby”.
After the phone call, the officer is reported to have sacked his girlfriend from the room and shot himself in the throat with pellets seen in his head.
Terrified residents who rushed to his room found him slumped in his chair with a gunshot wound to his neck. An alarm was subsequently raised after which some neighbours conveyed the body to the mortuary.
The deceased officer was with the SWAT division of the Central Police Command and does escort duties as well, hence allowed to carry a weapon always.