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Police Officer Gun strikes Bullion Van Driver Dead

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A Policeman guarding a bullion van has mistakenly killed the driver of the van and injured another person at Manya Kpongunor in the Lower Manya krobo Municipality of the Eastern region.

The Akuse Police Command has taken the dead body to the Atua Government Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

According to reports, a policeman accompanying a bullion van Saturday accidentally shot and killed the driver of the van in his attempt to ward-off mourners who had blocked parts of the Odumase Krobo road in the Eastern Region, stopping them from continuing their journey.

Police Constable Amidu Ousman is said to have fired a warning shot in his attempt to scare the mourners away and create space for the van.

The driver, according to the Eastern Regional Police spokesperson,  DSP Tetteh died instantly. The Police officer is currently assisting with investigations.

Meanwhile, the coffin together with the dead body has been abandoned at the scene. Efforts are being made to trace and locate the families of the deceased whilst the Bullion van has been impounded at the station for further action.

 

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