Court Adjourns Achimota SHS Student Case To Feb. 24


The Attorney General’s Office has directed that the docket on 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 be sent back to the Homicide Unit of the Ghana Police Service.


At the last sitting the Ghana News Agency can confirm that the Police told the Juvenile Court that they had forwarded a duplicate docket to the Attorney General office for advice.

However on Friday the court was informed of the new development the court then adjourned the matter to February 24.

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 is also a third year student of the same school.

Charged with murder, the court presided over by Mrs Dora Gloria Araba Eshun has preserved the accused person’s plea.

The facts as narrated in court were that on January 4, this year, at about 14:00 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 neighbor 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 person has been granted bail.


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