General News of Thursday, 28 December 2017
The case involving a final year GSTS student who was shot dead on Friday, December 22 at Nyanikrom in the Shama District of the Western Region has been adjourned to January 12, 2018, by the Takoradi District Court.
The suspect, Detective Corporal Adjei Shaibu has also been taken into police custody at Sekondi.
State Prosecutor Bernard Paa Ahinsan pleaded with the court, presided over by Thomas Ofidie, to grant them two weeks so the investigative team could finish gathering evidence relating to the incident.
This request did not go down well with the counsel for the accused, Edmond Acquaah Arhin, who stated that the request for adjournment was against the rights of his client.
However, the state prosecutor, Bernard Paa Ahinsan, pleaded with the court to adjourn the proceedings, stating that “counsel can request for the charge sheet and then study it for the next hearing”.
Detective Corporal Shaibu last Saturday, allegedly gunned down 17-year old, Lawrence Baidoo, after supposedly mistaking the deceased and his friends for armed robbers, while they were on their way to a concert.
The second victim who sustained gunshot wounds and was admitted at the St. Benedict Hospital at Nchaban, has since been transferred to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital for intensive care and treatment.
Detective Shaibu reportedly opened fire on the five students when he came across them on their way to a rap concert at Shama Junction.
One of the five students, Caroline Daddie, who narrated the incident to Citi News, stated that the police officer, without any provocation, opened fire on them after he called them armed robbers.