DCOP Angwubutoge Awuni, the Eastern Regional Police Commander is dead. He died yesterday being Sunday March 13, a while after being transferred to the police hospital.
Police sources revealed that DCOP Awuni has been on admission at the region for a few days before being brought to the police hospital where he finally gave up the ghost Sunday.
About DCOP Awuni
Angwubutoge Awuni had been heading the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service. He is known to be one of the most hardworking policemen that Ghana has until now. He is also marked for his outstanding honest and anti-corruption style of life in the Ghana Police Service which have made him encounter slight clashes with some political personalities in the past.
Awuni was transferred from the Greater Accra Region to the Eastern Region as Commander by the Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor barely three months ago, that was in December 2015.
While expressing shock over the DCOP’s death, the Deputy Eastern Regional Commander, ACP Abass told Joy News that
Mr. Awuni was an exceptional police officer; his conduct, his idea of honesty and his idea about policing was quite different any other person and he spoke his mind else; he fought corruption with all is zeal and it didn’t matter whose ox was gored; Awuni would put it bluntly to you when you were wrong.”
The police command in the region is shocked by the death,” he said.
Awuni had no peer in the Ghana Police Service,” he added.
The police PRO also explained that the entire Eastern Regional was devastated by Mr. Awuni’s death. His words:
In his brief stay with us here, he introduced his dynamism, his frankness, his utmost honesty that he is noted for and these had an impact on all of us here.”
The late Police Commander who is always direct in his opinions and never respects faces, brought about the arrest of the former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey, for impeding an ongoing bio-metric registration exercise in his constituency.
He was the same commander that gave out orders to policemen to shoot and kill ‘stubborn’ Fulani cows that trespass on natives’ farmlands! Although this sounded absurd and also raised some dusts at that time, it just reveals the ‘no nonsense’ character in him.