- Lawyer for the police officer accused of shooting and killing a GSTS student has said his client is innocent
- According to him, the police has no evident to prove that Corporal Adjei Shaibu killed the student
- According to the lawyer, Edmund Acquah, he would be surprised if the police go ahead to hold his client responsible for a crime he did not commit
Earlier this week, YEN.com.gh reported an incident in which a police officer allegedly opened fire on some students he mistook to be armed robbers and killing one instantly.
The second victim who sustained gun wounds is reportedly undergoing surgery.
The case was reported to the Shama Police unit where it was being handled, which was taken to the Takoradi District Court.
Reports reaching YEN from the court indicate that the lawyer of the accused police officer has strongly defended the suspect saying that he is innocent of the crime and allegations leveled against him.
Consequently, the case was adjourned to January 12, 2018.
According to a citifmonline.com report, the lawyer, Edmund Acquah- Arhin, told journalists after the hearing that the adjournment was against the right of his client, Corporal Adjei Shaibu.
The lawyer stated that the accused police officer has denied being present at the scene of the incident, adding that he did not shoot anybody.
Therefore, the onus lies on the police to prove that his client is indeed responsible for that crime.
“My client has told me that he did not shoot anybody, the gunshot was not from him. The police is supposed to proof that my client had a gun, shot it and the resultant shooting is what has happened,” he stated.
“My client tells me he did not shoot, he was not wielding a gun, he was not at that particular place at that particular time. So we are here for the prosecution to prove that indeed he did that,” the lawyer reiterated.
He continued that he has “so many doubts” that his client committed the act.
“If the stories that we have heard in the media is anything to go by, and it is the same story that the police is going to rely on, I will be surprised."
“For the information that I have, the investigations I have also done, and the interrogation I have done with my client and the lady he accompanied, it will be extremely difficult for the police to prove their case,” he predicted
however, the State Prosecutor however assured that the investigation team will do everything to ascertain the circumstances that led to the killing of the victim, Lawrence Baidoo.
Meanwhile the family of the deceased final year student of the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) is crying for justice to prevail.
The family has threated to turn to a deity to seek justice if the State fails to do the needful.
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