Police aimed at us and fired - Victim shot in Adentan demonstration says

Police aimed at us and fired - Victim shot in Adentan demonstration says

Ms Sylvia Sam, a victim who was shot in Thursday's riot at Adentan, a suburb of Accra, has rubbished claims that the bullet that hit her was a stray and said it was a deliberate attempt on the part of the police.

Speaking in an interview with Graphic.com.gh, Ms Sam claimed that she was shot at while she sat in her car with her son.

She added that she was driving home with her son when two men in helmets and on a motorbike took aim and shot at her through her car.

Police aimed at us and fired - rioter claims
Angry residents of Adentan. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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She said the incident happened at Kenkey House, where she had parked waiting to join the main road on their way home, and that they were not even aware there was a riot.

According to her, the bullet hit her first and then hit her son's thigh but she maintained that it was not a stray bullet.

"We were aimed at and shot at yesterday. It was not a stray bullet. That is the point I would like to make," Ms Sam maintained.

"The bullet came through my side of the door, grazed my thigh and lodged in my son's thigh," Ms Sam narrated and added that she was equally traumatized but had to stay strong for her son.

Asked if the bullet was live, the victim answered in the affirmative and said the bullet was at the Nyaho Clinic. She further explained that the hospital was expected to file a medical report on the retrieved bullet.

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Ms Sam said she was yet to file an official report with the police. She also disclosed that the police were yet to contact her over the issue.

She said the family, which will issue a formal statement on the matter, towed the car to a safe location.

Ms Sam admitted she could not recall those who shot at her but said witnesses later told her the men were in dark police uniforms and wore crash helmets.

"They were wearing black up and down outfit and also wore closed crash helmets so I could not see their faces," Ms Sam said.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a mother and her 14-year-old son were reportedly hit by a stray bullet fired by the police to disperse protesting residents on the Adentan-Madina highway.

The reports had it that the victims were trying to avoid the chaos which ensued following Thursday’s massive demonstrations when they were hit by the bullet.

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