A fetish priest has incurred the wrath of some youth after he shot and killed a taxi driver on Monday (22 November).
A police report indicates that the unfortunate incident happened at about 7.30 am, in Ntoraku, near Adansi Fomena in the Ashanti Region.
A statement issued by the police in the region said the suspect, Collins Asamoah, 25, a native of Agogoso who was armed with a single barrel gun had gone to confront a man who resides at Ntroaku, for allegedly killing his mother’s goat but did not meet him.
The deceased, Kwadwo Antwi, 28, who had parked his taxi at the Nkroaku township to solicit for passengers sat about 37 feet from the suspect who was adjusting his folded gun at the time, according to a statement published by police investigators.
“That force was applied by the suspect in adjusting the gun which had ammunition and its muzzle facing the deceased accidentally discharged hitting the left side of the chest. Deceased was rushed to Benito Mani Hospital by witnesses together with the suspect but died whilst on admission”, the statement said.
Angry youth on rampage
Angry youth who became outraged with the conduct of the suspect went on rampage setting his three-bedroom house ablaze. A house owned by the suspect’s mother was also not spared.
But for the intervention of the police things would have been worse, witnesses told Asaase News.
The police have, however, been monitoring the situation on the ground pointing to a planned further attack by the youth.
The suspect has been detained with exhibits including the single barrel gun retrieved for evidential purposes, police say.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue for preservation.
Source: Asaase Radio