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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Source: GNA

Ex-Policeman in court over Esarkyir deaths

An ex-police officer Anthony Forson who allegedly shot and killed four persons at the coronation of a new Chief, Nana Essel VI at Ekumfi Esarkyir in the Central Region has been put before a District Court in Accra.

Forson is being held on a charge of murder.

The court did not take the plea of Forson who was remanded into custody to reappear on January 29, before Ms Christiana Eyiah-Donkor.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) C. K. Abandamlora told the court that the matter was under investigations.

On January 11, this year, Forson tried to fire a musket, which failed to respond at the Coronation of Nana Essel VI.

After the gun failed, Forson was said to have re-loaded it and adjusted it, but before he could press the trigger again the gun went off killing the four and injuring two others.

One of the injured, who is in critical condition, has been referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

The deceased include Bestman Arthur, 17, a first-year student of TI Ahmadiyya Senior High School; Kojo Anthony, a Junior High School leaver; Samuel Edumadze, 13, a primary five pupil of the Esarkyir District Assembly Methodist School, and 40-year-old Kofi Nyaago from Ekumfi Ekroful.

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