- A GRIDCO employee, Maclean Amoah, is fighting for his life after being mistaken for an armed robber
- He was shot by the police after he refused to stop when asked to do so
- His family has however denied he is an armed robber
The life of an employee of Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO), Maclean Amoah, is in danger after the police shot him.
Amoah, who works at Sefwi-Asawinso, in the Western North region, was chased and shot by the police after being mistaken for an armed robber.
Police officials from the Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua district of the Ashanti region, chased after him, after he refused to stop.
Mynewsgh.com reports that the police shot him in the right thigh after giving him a hot chase with a BMW salon car.
The incident happened on Thursday, March 21, 2019 around 10 pm, when the police, suspected the victim, who was driving alone in his salon car with registration number, GN 1124-12, to be an armed robber.
The basis for the suspicion was because he failed to stop at a barrier, and they therefore trailed him, and shot him at Nyinahin, where he had parked.
According to Amoah, he saw in his driving mirrors that he was been chased, but refused to stop, because he feared for his life, due to how notorious the Bibiani-Kumasi road is for armed robbery activities.
He added that residents of the town threatened to kill him when the police abandoned him after the shooting.
Amoah is scheduled for a plastic surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital under strict surveillance at his bed, as the police maintain he is an armed robber.
Information available suggests that his wife, who is a police officer at Dorma in the Ahafo region, insists he is not an armed robber.
The vehicle in which the victim was traveling in and his mobile phone are in the custody of the Nyinahin police to aid in investigations.
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