Man mistakens snail hunters for thieves and shoots them randomly

Man mistakens snail hunters for thieves and shoots them randomly

- Police have arrested a man for shooting four boys he mistook for armed robbers

- These boys were out on the farm to hunt for snails

- They were mistaken for armed robbers and shot randomly by the paranoid man

Four young boys at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region were shot by a man who mistook them as robbers.

The boys, who went out hunting for snails, ended up suffering gunshot wounds from their shooter. Appiah Pinkrah and David Pawla have been admitted at the AngloGold Ashanti Hospital in Obuasi and responding to treatment.

The two others who escaped unhurt are Isaac Kotuah and Philip Dankwah. Meanwhile, police officials have arrested the suspect whose name has been withheld for security reasons.

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It all happened when the young boys left home for snail hunting at Abompe in the Ashanti Region. They were spotted in a nearby bush at about 2 a.m Tuesday, by the suspect who fired several shots at them

"We passed in front of a house while looking for a way out of the bush. My friend here poured his bag of snail onto the ground and I then decided to ease myself a few meters away. Suddenly, we heard gunshots. The bullets hit me and my friend," Appiah Pinkrah recounted to told Joy News.

Cases of armed robbery are highly troubling in the Ashanti region.

Two robbers, named 50 Cent and Lumba, who were earlier declared wanted by police in the metropolis have been arrested.

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A report by noted that a suspect named Lumba who was arrested earlier had, upon interrogation by the police, given up the name "50 Cent" as the leader of the gang of robbers and promised to aide the law enforcement unit to arrest the named suspect.

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