GIS officer who rescued girl from suspected kidnappers promoted

The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi (Esq.), has promoted Assistant Immigration Control Officer II (AICO II), Emmanuel Ofosu-Acheampong to the rank of Assistant Immigration Control Officer I (AICO I), for his act of professionalism and valour displayed in saving a young female student from suspected kidnappers, in a ceremony at the Immigration National Headquarters.

AICO I Emmanuel Ofosu-Acheampong with the Comptroller-General of Immigration

AICO I Emmanuel Ofosu-Acheampong, an Officer stationed at the Kasoa Command of the GIS in the Central East Region, acted on his instincts and foiled what could have led to the attempted kidnapping of a young female studentalong the Nsawam-Amasaman highway, while on public transport (Trotro) from Nsawam to Dome.

The Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr. Kwame AsuahTakyi (Esq.), who decorated the brave Officer on behalf of the National Immigration Management Committee, expressed his admiration for his vigilance and swift response in rescuing the young student from the suspected kidnappers.

AICO I Emmanuel Ofosu-Acheampong(2nd right) in a shot with the CGI, Mr. Kwame AsuahTakyi (centre), Deputy Comptroller-Generals of Immigration, Mr Laud K. Affrifah (2nd left) and Mr Isaac Owusu Mensah (far-left), and ACI Johnson K. Ferkah (far-right)

Mr. Kwame Takyi further noted that he was amazed at the news as it had gone viral on numerous news outlets. ‘Notwithstanding the risks involved on a busy road, the Officer, AICO I Emmanuel Ofosu-Acheampong acted responsibly and timely, garnering commendation from the public, security experts and opinion leaders nationwide’, the CGI said.

Mr. Takyi urged the newly promoted Officer to keep being an example wherever he finds himself and keep raising the flag of GIS higher and higher.

He further advised him to be emboldened by the promotion and continue to be disciplined. ‘Don’t let this elevation get into your head and become arrogant but rather be humbled and continue to be a worthy ambassador of the Service,’ he intimated.

In addition to the promotion, AICO I Emmanuel Ofosu-Acheampong was awarded a plaque, a certificate and a citation in recognition of his act of heroism.


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