Late Immigration Officer Shot At Bawku, Given Befitting Farewell

The final funeral rites of the late Assistant Inspector of Immigration, Philip Kwame Motey of Ghana Immigration Service who was stationed at Misiga Border Post in the Upper East Region, has been held at a solemn ceremony in Accra over the weekend.

The late Philip Motey was killed at Bawku in the Upper East Region in early April.

He was in a vehicle with two other immigration officers when unknown assailants pounced on them and fired indiscriminately into their vehicle.

The deceased, an Assistant Inspector of Immigration, 42, was in the company of Eric Ayibiya, 30, and Laurence Afari, 42, when they were shot multiple times while moving in a blue saloon vehicle at Bawku in the Upper East Region by the unknown gunmen.

Motey was pronounced dead on arrival at the Bawku Presby hospital.

The two other officers have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.

The three officers stationed at different border posts, were on their way to the Bawku township to buy food when the incident happened.

The final funeral service was performed at Good Shepherd Evangelical Church at Lashibi.

In attendance were Minister of National Security, Hon. Albert Ken Dapaah, Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoamah, and the Comptroller-General of Ghana Immigration Service Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi among other security chiefs, family and colleagues from the Ghana Immigration Service.

Tributes were read on behalf of the family, friends and the Ghana Immigration Service.

The mortal remains of the late Motey were subsequently taken to his hometown at Tsibu, Awudome in the Volta Region where he was finally laid to rest.

Head of Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service Chief Superintendent Michael Amoako-Atta disclosed to the media that the Ghana Immigration Service will release a service promotion list for deserving officers and was hopeful that, the late officer will be posthumously promoted and his wounded colleagues will be given a similar compensation.

By: Isaac Clottey

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