The Central East police command yesterday arrested the driver of the Toyota Hiace vehicle that ran over and killed a police officer at Gomoa Domenase.
Comfort Freby is reported to have been hit by a speeding Toyota vehicle with registration number GS 4746-20 at a police snap checkpoint in the wee hours of Wednesday.
According to the police, the driver failed to stop when he got to the checkpoint, and ran into the deceased, killing her on the spot.
The news has saddened officers with the Gomoa Dominase District Police Command since the barrier, they say, was established just last week after a series of robbery cases were recorded on the Apam-Winneba-Kasoa Highway.
The deceased’s husband, Francis Yeboah, said he called his wife on her cellphone several times in the morning when the officer went past her usual arrival time.
According to him, none of the calls was answered. The police later visited him to inform him that the wife had been killed.
Francis, in tears, said he married his wife on September 4, 2021, and they do not have a child yet.
“Even though we married about five months ago, we had dated for a couple of years. I am broken and shattered,” he cried.
Meanwhile, the police administration yesterday sent a delegation, comprising COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, DCOP Habiba Twumasi (Director-General of police in charge of Welfare) and other senior police officers from the national headquarters to commiserate with the husband, visit the scene of incident and also visit Domenase police station where the deceased was officially stationed until her demise.
COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, who led the delegation, announced that the police administration would cater to the deceased’s funeral cost.
He stated further that a delegation had been sent to the Jinijini, hometown of the deceased, to officially inform them of the death of Comfort.
The police have impounded the vehicle involved in the incident while investigations are underway.