Achimota student murder trial begins

Trial of 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 begun at a Juvenile Court in Accra.

A three member panel on Monday heard the evidence of a medical officer of the Tema Port Clinic in camera.

The matter has been adjourned to May 12 for continuation, the Ghana News Agency has gathered.

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

The facts as narrated in court earlier, were that on January 4, this year, at about 1400 hours the deceased Lily who lived at Cantonments visited the accused person at Community eight (8) in Tema.

According to the prosecution the accused went into 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 intended to shoot into the air however the gravity of the gun changed course and hit the deceased.

The prosecution said one Madam Gifty Billy, a neighbour, 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 is on bail.

Source: GNA

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