What started as a happy and productive day ended in sorrow for Mrs Amanda Amoah who has to become a widow.
Amanda Amoah had a series of phone call conversations with her now-late husband, Lance Corporal Calystus Amoah before what she described as a “life-shuttered” incident occurred.
“We spoke earlier, but after he had sent me money for something, I called again twice but couldn’t reach him. I wasn’t worried then because he doesn’t always answer his calls when he is on duty.” She told Youtuber, Kofi Adomah in an interview and was monitored by Theannouncergh.com
Fear started gripping in when Amanda had gone to pick up their child from school.
“I had a call from a colleague nurse, she asked if I and the child are okay and I said yes. She then asked if Calystus is okay and said he is okay. Right after she consoled me and said she is not the right person to break the news to me but the police will call to tell me
“I panicked; I asked her what is going on but she refused to say anything.” She narrated
Whiles at home with her in-law, a call came through from the police headquarters, they wanted to speak to Amanda.
“So, the police National Protection Unit called my mother-in-law to inform her, they asked to talk to me and I spoke to them but they told me they will come home to tell me whatever is going on.” Teary Amanda said
Moments later, Amanda’s father called to break the news to them.
“My father said he went online and said a police officer has been shot by armed robbers. I quickly checked TV and I saw the news all over. Why did they do that to me.” Amanda who could not hold back her tears said.
According to the report, the late Lance Corporal Calystus Amoah passed out of the Pwalugu Police Training School in 2017 and was serving at the National Protection Unit (NPU) at Ghana Police Service headquarters in Accra.
Four armed robbers during an operation shot and killed LCpl Calystus Amoah when a bullion van he was escorting made a stop at the Ablekuma FanMilk Star Oil filling station.
The incident which unfolded on Thursday, June 22, 2023, is said to have claimed the life of the police officer on the spot despite frantic efforts by eyewitnesses to transport the deceased to a hospital.
The Ghana Police Service mounted a manhunt for the four robbers involved in the gruesome murder of the officer on Thursday while sending prayers up for the bereaved family.