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50-year-old police officer dies by suicide in Tema Photo credit: Ghanasecure.com

Another police commander has committed suicided on Valentine’s Day.

According to a Citi News report, the 50-year-old officer, DSP Asiam Divine Yao of the Ashiaman Court Unit killed himself with his own gun at his residence at Tema Community 18, Borteyman.

Policemen were dispatched to the scene and met the officer with a gunshot wound around his left eye suspected to be self-inflicted and bleeding profusely but still alive.

He was quickly rushed to the Police Hospital for medical attention where he was admitted but died shortly after.

It continued that the police returned to the room where the incident happened and retrieved a Pietro Berretta pistol smeared with blood on the floor.

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Mr Asiam is reported to have passed on at the police Hospital in the early hours of Sunday, February 14, 2021.

He is the third police officer to die in a similar manner within a month.

Earlier this month a Police Constable with the National Protection Unit Eugene Yelnona was found dead at his duty post.

He allegedly shot himself while on guard duties at Ridge.

Similarly, the Police Commander for Half Assini in the Western Region Superintendent Cyprian Zenge allegedly shot himself dead in the latter part of January.

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