COVID-19: Military man shoots motor rider 3 times at Doboro; eyewitness gives account

COVID-19: Military man shoots motor rider 3 times at Doboro; eyewitness gives account

- A military man has reportedly shot a motor rider at the COVID-19 Barrier at Doboro near Nsawam

- The military man is part of the combined security personnel charged to ensure strict compliance of the lockdown at the barrier

- He reportedly shot the rider three times Friday morning, April 17, 2020

- An eyewitness, who was at the scene recounted the incident

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YEN.com.gh has gathered that a military man who is part of combined security personnel charged to ensure strict compliance of the lockdown has shot a motor rider.

The incident happened at the COVID-19 Barrier at Doboro near Nsawam.

According to Ghanaweb, the motor rider was shot three times in the early hours of Friday morning, April 17, 2020, at about 8:00 am.

Details of why the soldier shot the motor rider still remain unclear.

However, an eyewitness said that the rider disregarded the orders of the military man to stop when he approached the barrier.

The eye witness said while he cannot tell the exact reason why the soldier pulled the trigger, he saw that the motor rider refused to stop at the barrier and decided to run.

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''All I heard was three gunshots then the rider fell with the motorbike. There was blood all over and has been rushed to Nsawam Government Hospital. The Soldier also picked a taxi and followed them to the Hospital''.

The Nsawam District Police Commander, DSP Marian Adu-Osei said she was yet to be briefed and was unaware of the incident.

This is the third shooting incident involving a military officer on lockdown duties.

It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a policewoman, Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge, who was also on ‘Operation COVID-Safety’ duties with a military man was shot at a checkpoint at Tema Newtown.

The military high command assured that they would investigate the incident.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information has reported that Ghana has 641 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of April 16, 2020.

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