Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Angwubutoge Awuni, 57, the late Eastern Regional Police Commander was born on April 7, 1959, at Bibiani in the Western Region.
He attended Bibiani Secondary School from 1974- 1979, where he obtained the GCE Ordinary Level Certificate. He proceeded to Ghana Institute of Journalism, 1982- 1984, where he graduated with a Diploma in Journalism.
He was also a graduate of the University of London, where he had a Diploma in Public Relations in 1987 and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration – Master of Governance and Leadership from 2009 — 2011
DCOP Awuni joined the Ghana Police Service in 1980 and some of the positions he held include: Director, Police Public Relations; Commanding Officer, Motor Traffic and Transport Unit and Director General, Motor Traffic and Transport Department at Police Headquarters, Accra.
Some of the international working experience comprise United Nation Mission to Namibia 1998-1999, United Nation Mission to Bosnia 2008-2009 and United Nation Mission to Sudan 2004-2005
He attended series of communal courses at Ghana Armed Force Staff College and his referees were: Mr P. K. Acheampong, former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye IGP (Former), Mr Peter Tinganabang Nanfuri IGP (Former) and Nana Owusu-Nsiah IGP (Former).
DCOP Awuni was commissioned to the Senior Officers Core in 1990 and was transferred to the Northern Region as Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), and in 1993 to the Ashanti Region as PRO till 2000 and to Saltpond as District Police Commander that same year.
In 2001 he was a District Commander in Tema, Divisional Commander in Yendi, 2004, Divisional Commander, Ministries, Accra in 2006 and Nima Divisional Police Commander, 2007 – 2009
DCOP Awuni would be buried on Saturday, May 7, in Accra.
According to the Alanga family, there would be wake keeping for DCOP Awuni on Friday, May 6, at 9pm at Police Depot, Tesano, Accra.
On Saturday May 7, his body would lie in state and filing past of the body would commence from 5am to 8am at the National Police Training School, Tesano, Accra.
This would be followed by a burial service from 8am to 11am then after that a private burial ceremony.
The funeral reception continues after burial from – 1pm to 6pm at the National Police Training School, Tesano Accra.
There would be thanksgiving service at 8.30am on Sunday, May 8, at The Christ Apostolic Church, Accra, behind Accra Sports Stadium and near Osu Cemetery.
All friends, colleagues, well-wishers and sympathisers are cordially invited.
DCOP Awuni died at the Police Hospital in Accra on Monday March 14 after a short illness.