-Family of 16-year old teenager who was shot by 17-year old friend seek justice
-It has been 6 months since the incident and the case is still in court
-The court has been going through cross-examinations and sometimes the case gets adjourned
Family of Lily Dzigbordi Asigbetse, the 16-year old young girl whose life was taken at her friend’s residence are seeking for the case to be heard and expedited speedily.
The family of the deceased are pleading for justice for their daughter and for the perpetrator to be duly punished for the act.
The 17-year old boy has been charged with murder but the family of Lilly say the trial is taking longer than usual.
The three-member panel that is sitting on the case sat in April to listen to the evidence of a medical officer from Port Clinic in Tema.
However, after the in camera evidence provided by the medical practitioner, the murder trial has seen a series of cross-examinations and adjournments, prolonging the case which, according to the family of late Lily Dzigbordi Asigbetse is unacceptable.
The former final year student of Achimota Senior High School lost her life when she visited her male friend and they were alleged to have been experimenting with a shotgun owned by the young boy’s father.
The 17-year old boy is alleged to have mistakenly shot Lilly when the pressure from his shot missed the intended target of the sky and hit Lilly instead. According to the Prosecution, when the shot was fired, a neighbor, Madam Gifty Billy rushed to the scene only to see Lilly lying in a pool of her blood.
She was rushed to the Port Clinic in Tema but later referred to the 37 Military Hospital due to the gravity of the situation. She however lost her life eventually.
The incident happened six months ago and the 17-year old boy is still at home with his parents while other teenagers are locked up in Borstal homes, a member of Lilly’s family has said in a Facebook post.
The case has been referred to the Attorney General.
See the Facebook post below:
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