‘I’m horrified by your behavior’ – Prosecuting police chief fires police inspector accused of girlfriend murder

A police inspector accused of killing his girlfriend at Adum in Kumasi has been reprimanded for discrediting the police department. The chief prosecutor, ACP Kofi Blagodzi, responsible for police prosecutions (JUPOL) in the Ashanti region, said he was appalled by the behavior of Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, whose actions tarnished the image of the agency.

He wondered how an officer of his caliber could engage in such a despicable act when the government had worked tirelessly to build public trust.

Inspector Twumasi, also known as Special Weapons and Tactics Unit Boss (SWAT) at Ashanti Regional Police Headquarters, was charged with using an official pistol to shoot his girlfriend to death. He is accused of shooting multiple times in the stomach and chest of 26-year-old Victoria Dapaah, also known as Maadwoa, at around 9:50 p.m. on April 20, 2023.

During his first appearance at Asokore Mampong District Court on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, he told the court he had no intention of killing his mistress. ACP Blagodzi said he least expected the defendant, as a police inspector, to know better.

While assuring the family of the deceased that justice would be served, the police prosecutor asked the court to remand the defendant to facilitate the continuation of the investigation. According to the police, the defendant demanded the refund of Ghc5,000 the deceased should pay to him during a meeting witnessed by a friend on the day of the shooting.

He shot the dead man several times and then fled. An uncle of the deceased later reported the incident to the police while the deceased was taken to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment. A doctor on duty declared him dead on the evening of the same day. A specialized police operation resulted in the arrest of the defendant at his hideout at Sekyere near Efiduase in the Ashanti region.

The Relatives of the late Maaadwoa broke down as they were told details of the cause of death for the first time during the trial. It took the intervention of the police at the court to bring the situation under control. Wearing an orange T-shirt over denim shorts and slippers, the accused officer removed his black mask to speak publicly in court for the first time since his arrest on Tuesday.

This came after the presiding judge, Sir Buabin Quansah, asked the defendant if he had anything to say after the details of the offense were read out in English and translated into Twi. . Inspector Ahmed Twumasi was taken away at the blind side of indicted friends and relatives at the court premises.

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