General News of Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Father of a 17-year-old final year student of the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) who was shot and killed by a police officer over the weekend is accusing the Shama District Police Command of tampering with evidence to protect the officer responsible for his son’s death.
Emmanuel Baidoo in a telephone interview with GhanaWeb accused the police of deliberately manipulating evidence that implicates their colleague, citing some information he had intercepted from a source.
“One of my colleagues at work called me this morning to tell me he has reliable information that the police officers have taken the gun out of Shaibu’s room just to prove he didn’t come here with any gun”, he said.
According to him, Detective Corporal Adjei Shaibu who is with the Shama Command is well-known in the area as he has been protecting his girlfriend who leaves in the area for some time now after she was attacked by robbers.
On the day of the incident, Emmanuel says his son who had returned home for a short break from school was walking in the neighbourhood with some friends at the same time Shaibu and his girlfriend, Lydia Armah were returning home when someone raised an alarm of a robbery.
Shaibu, according to eyewitnesses fired his rifle several times after the alarm was raised but sped away with Lydia upon realising that he had killed Lawrence and injured one of his friends.
Emmanuel Baido is appealing to government to help the family get a lawyer who will assist them in seeking justice for their dead son adding that they would be extremely grateful if the case is taken from the Shama Police and handed over to a different unit.
Detective Corporal Adjei Shaibu is alleged to have gunned down 17-year-old Lawrence Baidoo Saturday after supposedly mistaking the deceased and his friends for armed robbers when they were in fact on their way to a concert.
Listen to the conversation below: