- Father of murdered GSTS student is calling for justice to prevail
- The student, Lawrence Baidoo, was mistakenly taken to be a robber by the police officer who opened fire on him
- The father is asking for government to help the family get a lawyer
The father of Lawrence Baidoo, the 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 asking the government to intervene on the family’s behalf.
According to the father, Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, the Shama District Police Command is tampering with evidence to protect the officer responsible who caused his son's death.
His 17-year-old son was killed on Saturday after a police officer, Detective Corporal Adjei Shaibu, mistook him and his friends for armed robbers when they were said to be on their way to a concert.
Emmanuel Baidoo is reported by GhanaWeb to have accused the police of deliberately manipulating evidence that shows that their colleague officer indeed killed his son.
The father is said to have intercepted this information 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 as a proof that he didn’t come here with any gun”, he said.
Against this backdrop, Mr. Emmanuel expressed the desire that the family would be extremely grateful if the case is taken from the Shama Police and handled at a different unit.
According to him, Detective Corporal Adjei Shaibu, the alleged killer of his who is with the Shama Command is well-known in the area.
Shaibu is said to be widely known for regularly offering protection to his girlfriend who was attacked by robbers for some time now.
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 his innocent son 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.
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