Tragedy: Hunter Shoots Colleague


    A hunting expedition turned tragic at Sefwi-Dwenase-Kokokrom when a hunter mistook another hunter for game and shot at him. According to the police, after the incident, the hunter, Thomas Danoba, rushed the wounded man to the Sefwi-Wiawso Government Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
    The deceased was identified as Moses Midogo, 32, a resident of Kokokrom. His body has since been deposited at the Sefwi-Wiawso Government Hospital morgue for autopsy.
    The police said Danoba had indicated in his statement that about 11.30 p.m. last Sunday, after he had vigorously searched the bush for game, he saw an object which he thought was an animal and shot it.
    He was reported to have told the police that he did not see that it was a human being, but that all he saw, with the help of his hunting light, was an object which he shot at.
    According to the police, Danoba said he later moved to the scene to pick the supposed game he had fired at, only to realise that it was a human being.
    He told the police that he was left with no option but to report himself to the police and explain to them what had happened during the expedition. The Western Regional Police, which confirmed the incident, said Danoba had since been remanded in police custody to help in investigations.
    The gun Danoba used and that of the deceased, as well as other hunting equipment, have been retrieved by the police.