A Police officer with the Ashanti South Police Command has been confirmed dead after he fell into an abandoned mine at Asanko Gold Ghana Ltd operational jurisdiction at Amansie District in the Ashanti region.

The unfortunate incident according to sources among the management of the large-scale mining firm occurred on Monday 3rd April 2023 evening.

The officer, according to a police source, was among a team of police personnel deployed to undertake an unexplained police security operation within the Asanko Gold Ghana Ltd mining firm area.

Unfortunately, he fell into a deep pit covered with stagnant water.

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Management of the Manso-based Asanko mining firm in collaboration with the Ashanti Regional Police Command are expected to issue detailed information on the demise of the police officer on duty.