Tragedy hits as police officer's gun mistakenly goes off at Aqua Safari; one dead

Tragedy hits as police officer's gun mistakenly goes off at Aqua Safari; one dead

- The gun of a police officer mistakenly went off at Aqua Safari during a patrol exercise

- According to reports, the incident has led to the death of one security man at the popular resort

- The said policeman is currently being held at a station with the issue being investigated

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One Ghanaian policeman, Lance Corporal Philip Addo of the Akropong Divisional Command, is reported to be in police custody after his weapon went off unexpectedly.

In a report sighted by on, Lance Corporal Philip Addo was on night patrol duty at Aqua Safari resort on October 21, 2020.

During the night rounds, Lance Corporal Philip Addo noticed that one of the security guards at the popular Ghanaian resort whose name was given as Stephen Adu stationed at the main gate was sleeping.

Police on patrol. Source: Daily Graphic
Police on patrol. Source: Daily Graphic
Source: UGC

In a bid to try to wake up the security man to get him to man the post he had been assigned by the management of the resort, Lance Corporal Philip Addo's AK 47 mistakenly went off.

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Unfortunately, the fired shot from the gun hit Stephen Adu injuring him immediately.

Lance corporal Philip Addo is believed to have reported to the police immediately after the incident and he was taken into police custody.

Stephen Adu was then rushed to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Mampong Akuapim for treatment but was confirmed dead on arrival at the health facility.

Agents of the Ghana Police Service are currently still investigating the case to ascertain what really went on.

Meanwhile, body of Stephen Adu is been taken to the Police hospital in Accra for autopsy.

In other sad news, earlier reported that two Ghanaian policemen were able to escape unhurt after they left a gun battle even before it started in their attempt to foil a bank robbery in a suburb of Accra.

In a report sighted by on the Instagram page of United Television, it was reported that the policemen were trying to foil a bank robbery.

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The robbers, upon hearing that the police were unto them, decided to use the firepower at their disposal to ward off the security forces.

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