One Dead, Four Injured At Mpota

DSP Irene Oppong

One person is feared dead after an
argument over a land at Gomoa Mpota in the Central Region turned bloody.

According to the police, on April
13, 2019, Bright Duah, a businessman and a resident of both Mpota and Kasoa
reported that eight men armed with pump action guns and a machete had attacked
and shot the deceased on a piece of land at Gomoa Mpota.

DSP Irene Oppong, the Central
Regional Police Public Relations Officer, explained that the police accompanied
the suspect to the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital and found three
victims who had sustained several gunshot wounds on various parts of their
bodies.

The injured persons include Benjamin
Sarfo, 23, a resident of Winneba; Isaac Tetteh, 32, a resident of Sowutuom and
Ebenezer Mensah, 30.

“They sustained gunshot wounds on
their legs, back, and buttocks. And they are currently receiving treatment,”
DSP Oppong disclosed.

According to her, Kofi Mireku, 27,
who is an apprentice with the Kantanka factory, was hit with a bullet to the
head and died upon arrival at the Winneba Trauma Hospital.

“Kofi Mireku was seen lying on a
stretcher at the emergency ward with gunshot wounds to the head and ribs and
was dead,” she averred.

She explained further that police
visited the house of the suspect and upon a search they identified two spots in
front of a wooden structure believed to be where the victims were shot at.
Blood and other material evidence were found to have been wiped off by unknown
persons.

 “Five empty cases of BB cartridges were also
recovered from Alex Gyamena of the 48 Engineers Regiment who has a land close
to the scene but he indicated that he collected the cartridges few moments
after the incidents happened to secure them,” she added.

Also, the exhibit pump action gun
with serial number T088347 used by the suspect was retrieved and upon
examination, five live BB cartridges were found in the chamber.



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