The first ever female police officer, Rosemond Asiama who was recruited into the force in Ghana has passed on at age 91.
According to Graphic.com.gh who interviewed a close family friend of the historic woman, Rosemond Asiama she died at the Police Hospital in Accra on Saturday evening, February 20, 2021.
Prior to this, law and order in Ghana was handled by the traditional authority.
In 1894, the institution of Police was formalized with the passing of the police ordinance which gave legal authority for the formation of a civil police force.
The women branch of the service was then established, to be responsible for juvenile crimes and offenses committed by women.
In an earlier report regarding old people and the police, Opanin Kwamena, a 90 year old man at Twifo Atti-Morkwa in the Central Region narrated how he was punished by the police to stand in the sun for five hours.
According to myjoyonline.com, the district police officers meted out the punishment to Opanin Kwamena because he did not have nose mask.
The ninety year old revealed that he had gone to visit his 75 year old wife who was on admission at the Twifo Praso government hospital and was on his way to buy items for her when the police tracked him down.
By Kweku Aftown