The General Corporal was part of a team on an anti-galamsey operation at Sefwi Amoaya in the district.
A statement issued by the police said investigations into the circumstances leading to the incident have already begun.
“Preliminary report indicates that the deceased Police Corporal together with a Police team were on anti-Illegal Mining Operation duty around the River Sui when the unfortunate incident happened.
“While investigations continue, the Police Administration wishes to express its deepest condolences to the bereaved family, colleagues and the Service as a whole.” source 3News.com
Look, I wouldn't hide away from you. All the issues about galamsey and the challenges we have, it is the politicians; I will say it here and now. It is not the chiefs. What can a chief do? Do we have police or military? It is the politicians who are destroying our nation and the river bodies. Someone was blaming Asentehene and others; I beg to differ. They (politicians) are the ones behind it," he stated.
According to him, chiefs have very limited power in fighting illegal mining and rather have to depend on state security to fight the menace threatening the nation's water and forest reserve.
Barimah Ofori Frimpong II recounted an instance where a police commander, to his disappointment, returned some illegal mining equipment he seized to its owners without prosecuting them.
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