Residents of Tema woke up yesterday to the bizare news that DSP Devine Asiam, an officer with the Legal and Prosecutions Unit in Ashaiman had allegedly shot himself.
Information released by the Tema Regional Police Public Relations Office signed by Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu, the Public Affairs Officer, said that he was found with a gunshot wound at his resident at 7:45 am on February 14, 2021 and was taken to the Police Hospital in Accra but he died shortly on arrival.
The statement said investigations had commenced to unravel the circumstances of his death.
“His family has been informed about the incident and the command is urging all to be sensitive and circumspect in their reportage or commentary on the matter as investigations continue,” it stated.
This incident is the third involving the police in barely two weeks after the Police Commander of Jomoro in the Western Region, Supt McCarthy Zeng and another junior officer in Accra allegedly caused suicide.