The Eastern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Angwubutoge Awuni, has died. He died at the Police Hospital in Accra Monday morning after a short illness.
The Deputy Eastern Regional Police Commander, ACP James Abass Abaa, has confirmed the death to Joy News.
“We are all shocked to the core,” ACP Abass said, sounding very emotional and devastated. “In his brief stay with us here, he has introduced his dynamism, his frankness, his utmost honesty that he is made up of had an impact on all of us here.”
“He spoke his mind. He fought corruption with all his zeal. And it didn’t matter whose ox was gored, Awuni would put it bluntly to you when you are wrong,” ACP Abass said.
“I can say Awuni has no peers in the Ghana Police Service,” he said.
DCOP Awuni was Director of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department at the Headquarters before becoming the Eastern Regional Police Commander in the last reshuffle of senior police officers.
Sources close to him have told manassehazure.com that two weeks ago, he complained about toothache and went to the Koforidua Regional Hospital for a check up. At the hospital, however, “his temperature suddenly started rising very fast” and he was admitted.
He was on admission at the hospital in Koforidua for five days before being referred to the Police Hospital in Accra. “Yesterday (Sunday, March 13) was exactly one week since he was brought to the Police Hospital in Accra,” the source told manassehazure.com.
“We visited him on Saturday and had a chat with him. He was moving about and appeared fine so we least expected this news,” the source said.
DCOP Awuni will be remembered for his no-nonsense disposition and frankness. In 2012, he ordered the arrest of former Greater Accra Regional Minister and MP for Klottey Korle Constituency, Nii Armah Ashietey, when he misconducted himself at a polling station during the registration process.

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