Police charge car dealer with murder over Alajo shooting

Police charge car dealer with murder over Alajo shooting

- The Police have charged one suspect with murder in Alajo shooting

- Police say they had to change charges against the suspect after the victim's death

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The Police in Tesano have finally charged Nana Frimpong, the suspect who shot and killed a local artisan at Alajo for murder.

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Police charge car dealer with murder over Alajo shooting

The suspect's red Hyundai saloon vehicle was damaged after the shooting

The suspect, who is said to be a car dealer, angrily shot at a 32-year-old Richard Boadi after a shot altercation between the two over a parking space last week.

The victim who did not survive the gun shot gave up few minutes after he was rushed to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.

According to DSP Edward Tetteh, the Tesano District Police Commander, the death of the victim has occasioned a swift change in charges preferred against the suspect, Nana Frimpong.

“We are now changing our charges and we will see the way forward,” DSP Edward Tetteh said in an interview.

In an autopsy report cited by an Accra-based Joy News indicate that, the deceased's right kidney and colon were badly damaged as a result of the gunshot.

The report also added that, the victim lost a lot of blood from the bullet and both damaged organs were removed.

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Police charge car dealer with murder over Alajo shooting

The deceased, Richard Boadi

An eyewitness who gave an account after the incidence explained that,the tragedy was caused by what could be described as a harmless misunderstanding between the deceased and the suspect.

The late Boadi, was reported to have told the suspect to reposition his red Hyundai vehicle which was wrongly parked in front of his mechanic shop.

But the suspect who blatantly disregarded Boadi’s plea led to a strong argument. Frimpong was then said to have reached out for a pistol in his vehicle and fired at the deceased.

The family of the deceased and hundreds of artisans have poured onto the street impressing on the police and the deputy Interior Minister for justice for their fallen colleagues.

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