Securityman Charged For Illegal Possession Of Firearm

A security man has found himself in trouble with the law for shooting a colleague with an illegal weapon.

Yaw Boakye has already appeared before a Kumasi Circuit Court, charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

His plea was not taken and was remanded in prison custody to make his next appearance today.

Inspector Gulliver Kwabena Tenkorang, told the court presided over by Mr. William Boampong that the incident happened on June 24, at about 10:30 p.m.

The accused and the victim, Daniel Ayim, are both security men with the Kumasi-Atimatim branch of the Juaben Rural Bank.

Boakye reported for duty on that day, armed with a pump action gun, and later spotted Ayim at the bank’s premises, questioned and ordered him to leave the place.

Victim ignored him, prompting the shooting.

With the help of some sympathisers, Ayim was rushed to hospital for treatment.

A formal report was subsequently laid with the Police and Boakye was arrested.

In his caution statement, he claimed the gun accidentally dropped and went-off, hitting Ayim in the process.—GNA 

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