- A seventy-eight-year-old retired pastor of The Church of Pentecost has killed himself
- He mistakenly discharged his registered gun into his body
- Police confirmed the incident
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A retired pastor of The Church of Pentecost accidentally shot himself to death.
The terrible incident that led to the death of pastor Ayi Mantey, 78, happened on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in his home at Asamankese in the Eastern Region.
According to a report filed by Starrfm.com.gh, the man of God mistakenly discharged his registered gun into himself while patrolling the compound of his house “to scare away thieves who have recently made the house a target.”
“After the rains, he took his gun and was patrolling around. But while walking, he knocked an object on the ground and was falling but inadvertently pressed on the trigger and the gun went off hitting his armpit. I rushed him to the hospital but he died later,” Samuel Mantey, the son of the retired pastor told Starr news.
Confirming the incident, the Asamankese Divisional Police Commander, A.C.P Akwasi Kankam Boadu said the police were informed about the incident and rushed in to take the retired pastor to the Asamankese Government Hospital.
He died upon reaching the hospital.
In other news, former President John Dramani Mahama charged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to restrategise its election monitoring mechanism.
Speaking at the annual conference of the party’s Professional Forum in Accra on Thursday, Mahama called for the need to deploy astute professionals and educated members of the party to monitor the 2024 general elections.
That, he said will ensure the elections are not stolen.
“We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level,” Mahama, who was the party's presidential candidate in the 2020 general elections urged.
He told members of the forum that the collation of results is an important activity that they can help with.
Still, seething over the Supreme Court’s dismissal of his petition challenging the outcome of the 2020 general elections, the former president took a swipe at the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and the seven-member panel that heard the dismissed petition.
He accused the court of aiding the EC chair to evade accountability after supervising flawed elections.
Mahama said the elections “will go down in history as the profound moment when the Chairperson of the EC opted to evade public scrutiny…”
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