GSU ( General Service Unit) officer threatens to kill his wife, child, and father who is a senior police officer at Vigilance House.
According to a police report filed under OB 18 /01/10/2023, the incident started when the soldier allegedly became intoxicated after arriving home late at night and started arguing with his wife over money.
Off-duty at the time, the soldier became aggressive and started smashing windows in the living room.
The officer’s father, who was present at the house at that particular moment, reportedly rushed to the living room over the commotion and found his son livid.
The GSU officer pulled out a kitchen knife and made threats to kill everyone in the room, including his wife, two-week-old child, and father.
Police officers from the Mihang’o police station responded to the site after being apprised of the situation by the father.
“The detectives found the violent officer who was immediately arrested and escorted to Mihang’o police station and detained for the offence of threatening to kill,” read part of the report.
Police officers who visited the scene recovered a kitchen knife which was admitted as evidence.
According to Section 223 of the Penal Code, any person who directly or indirectly threatens to kill a person is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for ten years.
The incident highlights the difficulties faced by law enforcement personnel in demanding, high-stress workplaces, which can have serious negative impacts on their mental health.
According to the National Police Service Commission’s (NPSC) most recent study, at least 12,000 policemen experience mental health issues as a result of difficulties at work. Family-related concerns and the high expense of living are further factors.