Police, two soldiers to face law over fatal stray bullet

Police Lance Corporal Eric Amoako whose stray bullet hit and killed an employee of the Fire Consultancy Engineering Limited at the Roman Hill in Kumasi is to be provisionally charged with murder.

A source at the Ashanti Regional Police Public Affairs Unit told the Ghana News Agency (GNA), that he would be put before court as soon as investigations were completed.

Also to face the law are two soldiers, Private Godfred Addo and Private Edem Lartey, who reportedly tried to disarm the policeman, resulting in the firing of the warning shot that, went tragic.

Lance Corporal Amoako was on guard duty at the Roman Hill branch of UniBank and his attention was drawn to a fight between two passengers and a “trotro” driver.

He was said to have moved in to stop the fight but that angered the two who attempted to physically attack him.

At this point, he was reported to have drawn an AK 47 rifle and the soldiers tried to restrain but the weapon went-off hitting Charles Igbo, the deceased, right on the chest.

He had gone with his colleagues to fix faulty fire extinguishers at the First National Bank and was leaning on a wall when the stray bullet struck him dead at close range.

Source: GNA

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