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A normal hunting expedition by two popular hunters in the Ebuano Forest in the Jomoro District in the Western Region turned tragic when one of the friends mistook the other for a game, shot and killed him.

The two, according to the police, were childhood friends and hunted together but on the night of Tuesday, January 21, 2014, one of the celebrated hunters returned to the community in tears to tell how he inadvertently shot and killed his colleague.

The victim, Allefe Nkrumah, 42, did not die in the bush but on the way to the hospital, while Sai Ackah, the suspect, was escorted to the police station where an official report was made.

He has consequently been remanded in custody to help the police in their investigations.

Narrating the incident, the Jomoro District Police Commander, Supt John F. Dzineku, Ackah said when they got deep into the forest for their usual hunting expedition, they took different directions after a short interaction.

Supt Dzineku said, according to Ackah, while combing the forest for a game, he threw his light on a section of the bush where he saw some movements.

The District Commander said Ackah took position and assuming that he had found a game, fired at it and rushed towards the direction of his shot, only to realise that he had fired at his friend.

Supt Dzineku said Ackah then carried Nkrumah who was still alive and in pain from the bush to the community and called for help.

Some members of the community assisted him to send Nkrumah to the hospital but died before arrival at the hospital.

He said after depositing the body, the elders of the community handed Ackah to the police.

The District Commander said even though the report was that the victim was mistaken for a game, the police had to investigate to establish what transpired, as the case involved human life.
Source: The Mirror

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