General News of Tuesday, 26 December 2017
The police at Inchaban, Sekondi-Takoradi are holding one of their own in custody pending investigations over allegations that he shot and killed one Lawrence Joe Baidoo, an 18-year-old final year student of the Ghana Secondary Technical School, (GSTS) Takoradi.
Lance Corporal Adjei Shaibu of the Inchaban Police is being accused of the crime by 22-year-old Kwabena Dukpor, also a victim of the shooting incident who sustained gunshot wounds on the neck.
Police sources told Graphic Online that on Friday, December 22, at about 8:30pm, one Eunice Bentum, accompanied by one Isaac Idun, both of Ituma, reported that she, together with four others including the deceased, all from Nyankrom were walking towards Shama Junction when a motor rider suddenly shot at them.
Lawrence Joe Baidoo and one other identified as Kwabena Dukpor sustained gunshot wounds and were rushed to the St. Benedict Hospital at Inchaban but Lawrence was pronounced dead on arrival.
His body has since been deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital awaiting autopsy.
Police confirmed Lawrence’s body bore suspected gunshot wounds on the neck, while Kwabena Dukpor also had gunshot wounds on the neck. Kwabena Dukpor, however, mentioned L/Cpl Adjei Shaibu as the man who shot at them.
In his caution statement to the police, however, L/Cpl. Adjei Shaibu said he had left the station to see a friend off when on his return, he heard the gunshot and called the Shama police for support and also sent the information to Sekondi.
A police patrol team responded and conveyed the victims to the hospital.
He said that while he left the station without a gun, he also does not own or use any pump action gun, suspected to have been used in the shooting.
The victims however, insist he was the very person that shot at them.