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Sad scenes as Policeman, family killed in house fire are buried

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A burial ceremony has been held for Sergeant Owusu Asante Baafi who together with his wife Abena Akyaa and their four-month-old baby died in a fire outbreak at Apromasi in the Ashanti Region.

The 35-year-old man and his 32-year-old wife were buried on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Adomfe in the Asante Akyem South Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

It was a difficult moment for families and sympathisers as their baby, Samuel Kwabena Baafi Nyamedo laid by his parents.

The coffin of the late policeman attached to the Anti-Robbery Unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command was wrapped in a Ghana Police Service flag with a service cap placed on it.

Senior Police Officers in a procession amidst a final gun salute at the cemetery escorted Mr and Mrs Baafi’s coffins.

In attendance to mourn with the family were the Director-General of Administration; COP Mr Christian Tetteh Yohunu, Director-General of Legal and Prosecution; COP. Mr Nathan Kofi Boakye and Director-General, Human Resource Development; COP Mr Frederick Adu Anim.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah among others were also present.


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The young family were killed in the fire incident which occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

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