An Accra Juvenile Court has sentenced the Achimota School student who is alleged to have shot his colleague, Lilly Asibetse mistakenly to three years in prison.
On Friday, September 22, the trial judge, Benardine S. A. Senoo, ruled that the 17 year old accused is guilty after seven months of trial.
The facts, as narrated, were that at about 2pm on January 4 2017, the deceased, who lived at Cantonments, visited the accused at Community 8 in Tema. While there, according to the prosecution, the accused went to his father's room and picked up his single barrelled gun and shot the victim in the abdomen.
When questioned, the accused told the police that he had intended shooting into the air, but the bullet changed course and hit the deceased.
Madam Gifty Billy, a neighbour, heard the gunshot and went to the scene only to see the victim lying in a pool of blood.
Ms Billy said she rushed the deceased to the Port Clinic at Tema. However, due to the condition of the victim, she was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, where she died on admission.
A family member of the deceased, Peggy Ama Donkor wrote on her Facebook timeline: “Our God indeed answers by fire and vindicates his own. On behalf of the Asigbetse and Donkor families, I wish to thank you all for your prayers and advice during our darkest times. Special thanks to Dr Joyce Aryee, Kojo Anan Ankomah, Mrs . Ansah , Egbert Faibille and all the silent prayer partners. God richly bless you all.”