A policeman on guard duties at the home of former Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko is reported to have shot and injured one person on Sunday, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.
Lance Corporal Peter Hammond Arkosah of National Protection
Unit was detailed at Hon. Boakye Agyarko’s Residence at Ashongman Estate on
Sunday February 9, 2020 at about 3pm but suddenly started behaving abnormally
The house boy who was with the Lance Corporal rushed out and
informed Samuel Arhin, a neighbor but the victim entered the house with the
view to assist.
However, he met the
Lance Corporal brandishing his fully AK
47 rifle and feeling his life was under threat, turned to run but the Lance Corporal fired
five shots at him.
The victim was hit at
the back but managed to escape from the scene. He was rushed to the Community
Hospital but was referred to Korle-bu Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
The police patrol team was immediately called and proceeded to the
scene, disarmed the Lance Corporal and took him to the station but the victim
is said to be a stable condition as an ex ray results of him shows that no
bullet has lodged in the body nor any internal organ affected.
Meanwhile, service rifle Number AE 405199 plus three rounds of ammunition as well as five spent shells are retained.
The embattled Lance Corporal was handed over to his unit
commander and has since been taken to psychiatric hospital for treatment.