Case of policeman shooting into vehicle under investigations

The police have commenced investigations into a case in which a policeman allegedly shot into a vehicle, injuring a female passenger, because the driver had not paid a toll levy of 50 pesewas at Moree tollbooth, at Cape Coast in the Central Region.

The Director-General of the Police Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Senanu Eklu, who disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, said the police administration would know the next action to take after investigations.

He said statements have been taken from the said policeman (name withheld), the victim and other people.

It would be recalled that a policeman at a checkpoint close to the Moree tollbooth shot into a car, resulting in the injuring of a woman on board.

According to sources, a family of five, including a two-year-old child, on board a vehicle reached the barrier around 8:30pm while returning from church service.

It was reported that when they reached the tollbooth, they did not have coins to pay for the levy and decided to park and look for coins to pay for the fee.

Whilst in the process of parking, the policeman pulled his gun and shot into the vehicle, resulting in the injury of the female passenger.

The bullet was said to have shattered the car’s windscreen and injured the woman, who was rushed to the Cape Coast Regional Hospital.

 By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi       

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