Lance Corporal Fredrick Odjer Narh of the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) of the Ghana Police Service in Sunyani has been detained by the Police following the death of Kwadwo Frafra at Odumase in the Sunyani West District.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Christopher Tawiah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said an accomplice of Frafra, 25, Alidu Ibrahim, has also been detained to assist the police in investigations.
He said on the night of Monday, October 14, this year, a five-member patrol team of the RDF on mobile patrol at Odumase found two young men suspected to be smoking Indian hemp and on seeing the police they took to their heels and were pursued.
ASP Tawiah said Ibrahim was arrested but Frafra on realizing that only a policeman was chasing him tried to disarm the policeman, tore his uniform and the nozzle of the rifle went off in the process hitting Frafra on the left armpit.
He said Frafra managed to run away to a distance of about 200 metres and fell down in someone’s house, people nearby called the police and informed them about the incident.
ASP Tawiah said Lance Corporal Narh identified the man as the person who struggled with him but was not aware that he had been hit by a bullet.
The corpse has been deposited at the Sunyani Regional Hospital morgue for autopsy.
In the morning of Tuesday, October 15, there were some disturbances in the town and police reinforcement was sent there to maintain law and order.