Policeman accidentally shoots Aqua Safari security guard to death
A policeman has been arrested and detained after accidentally shooting a security guard on duty at Aqua Safari.
According to report, the police reported himself following the incident which occurred on October 21, 2020.
A statement by the Ghana police said Lance Corporal Philip Addo of the Akropong Divisional Police Command was said to have been on a night patrol duty at the resort.
He reported that at the main gate of the resort, he noticed the guard, 30-year-old Stephen Adu asleep close by.
Addo narrated to the police that in his attempt to wake Stephen Adu from his sleep, his AK 47 service rifle “accidently discharged” which resulted in wounding the security guard.
Following the incident, Stephen Adu was rushed to Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital at Mampong-Akuapim but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Police in the area however visited the crime scene at the Aqua Safari Resort and recovered three empty shells from the scene.
Upon examination of the deceased’s body at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, examiners witnessed gunshot wounds in the neck and back left shoulder of Stephen Adu.
The body of Stephen Adu has since been sent to Accra Police Hospital for further autopsy to be conducted while the suspect, Philip Addo is currently in police custody.
The management of the Aqua Safari Resort is yet to officially respond to the incident as at the time of filing this report.