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04 February 2017

Achimota SHS Murder Case Gone To A-G

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A duplicate docket on a 17-year old third year student of Achimota Senior High School who allegedly shot a female colleague with his father’s single barrel gun has been forwarded to the Attorney General office for advice.

The Police told a Juvenile court that investigations into the matter which took place at Tema had been completed and the court adjourned the case to February 17.

The accused was reported d to have gone for his father’s gun under a bed with the intent of shooting in the air but ended up killing his friend Lily Donkor who is also a third year student of the same school.

Charged with murder, the court presided over by Mrs Dora Gloria Araba Eshun has preserved the accused person’s plea.
The facts as narrated in court were that on January 4, this year, at about 14:00 hours the deceased Lily who lived at Cantonments visited the accused person at Community eight (8) in Tema.

While there, prosecution said accused went to his father’s room and picked up his father’s single barrel gun and shot the victim in the abdomen.

On January 5, this year, accused told the police that he intend to shoot into the air however the gravity of the gun change course and hit the deceased.

According to prosecution Madam Gifty Billy, a neighbor heard the gun shot went to the scene only to see the victim lying in a pool of blood.

Prosecution said Gifty rushed the victim to the Port Clinic in Tema. However due to the condition of the victim, she was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra where she died on admission.
The accused person has been granted bail.

 

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