The Juvenile Court has sentenced a 17-year old third-year student of Achimota Senior High School who was alleged to have shot his colleague, Lilly Asibetse, to serve 3 years in a correctional home.
The court presided by Benardine S. A. Senoo, found the accused guilty and handed him the sentence after the trial went on for months.
Lily Dzigbordi Asigbetse who lived at Cantonments had visited the accused person at Community eight (8) in Tema.
On January 5, 2017, the accused was said to have gone for his father’s gun under his bed with the intent of firing into the air. However, it ended up killing his friend, Lily Asigbetse, also a third year student of Achimota School.
The prosecution said one Madam Gifty Billy, a neighbour, heard the gunshot and went to the scene. But she only found the victim lying in a pool of blood.
Madam Gifty rushed the victim to the Port Clinic in Tema; however, due to the condition of the victim, she was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, where she died on admission.
The case subsequently went to court and after several months of adjournment, a ruling has been given.
A family member, Peggy Ama Donkor wrote on her Facebook Timeline: “Our God indeed answers by fire and vindicates his own. On behalf of the Asigbetse and Donkor families, I wish to thank you all for your prayers and advice during our darkest times. Special thanks to Dr Joyce Aryee, Kojo Anan Ankomah, Mrs. Ansah , Egbert Faibille and all the silent prayer partners. God richly bless you all.”
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