Cupid, the angel of desire and love has been shot dead by the police a day after the Valentine’s Day celebrations.
According to eyewitness accounts, armed police officers opened fire on the unarmed angel, shooting him in the wings and head. Cupid was rushed to hospital but he died soon after.
The police, who claimed to be responding to a distress call, say they mistook the love cherub for an armed robber. Inspector Kofi Triggerhappy of the Ghana Police Service told reporters: “We were responding to an armed robbery in the vicinity. When we got to the scene, we shot the first thing we saw. As you all know, that is the modus operandi of the Ghana Police Service.”
The shooting comes less than a week after police recklessly gunned down an unarmed teacher, Francis Gbene and his brother, Thadeus Gbene, at Mampong in the Ashanti Region.
Even though Cupid was unarmed and clearly not an armed robber, the police service have refused to investigate the matter. Officials said they will simply sweep the matter under the carpet, just like they have done with the callous police killings at Mampong.
“There hasn’t been any public pressure to compel us to investigate these killings or reform our procedures and training. Neither has there been any condemnation from any political, religious or social leader. So we will simply continue killing innocent people since no one values human life in this country.
“Well, unless it’s the life of a big man or woman. Only Ogas lives matter,” said Inspector Triggerhappy.