A man aged 23 years has been shot dead by a hunter who confused him for an animal.
According to DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Office, the deceased is Robert Dzonyetsi.
He was was rushed to the Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds he sustained after being mistaken for an animal in a hunting expedition.
Narrating the issue to the media, the Police PR said;
Today at about 11.00am, the Nkawkaw Police Command gathered intelligence from Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw, that victim, Kwesi Dzonyetsi Robert, now deceased, aged 23, was rushed to the facility with multiple gunshot wounds on his body yesterday [ Tuesday] but died whilst receiving treatment today at about 11.45am”.
“We then proceeded to the hospital and met the deceased on a stretcher at the Emergency Ward with gunshot wounds on his abdomen. Suspect Gabriel Tetteh, also aged 23, who claimed he mistook the deceased for a game and shot him during a hunting expedition at Aboase, Awerensua near Asuboni Rails, was arrested at the hospital.”
As we speak, the suspect is in our custody and assisting us with our investigations, and after that it’s likely we will arraign him for due processes to continue” DSP Ebenezer Tetteh concluded.