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Hunter in trouble for shooting at farmer
From: GNA          Published On: January 16, 2013, 16:36 GMT
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The Half Assini district magistrate’s court has remanded a machine operator of the Eagle Star Construction Company at Elubo in police custody for shooting and wounding a farmer during a hunting expedition.

The plea of Sie Kwasi was not taken and he will reappear on January 16.

Police Chief Inspector Robert Owusu told the court presided over by Mr Hans Kofi Kpogo that on January 11, Madam Effia Ndah of the Isuano Village near Elubo who went to look for firewood at the outskirts of the village came to inform Kwasi that she saw an antelope.

Chief Inspector Owusu said Kwasi picked up his single barrel shot gun and invited one Issah to accompany him to the bush to hunt the animal.

The prosecution said Kwasi and his friend could not see the animal and on their way home, they met another group of people hunting with dogs.

He said the group raised an alarm that they had seen an animal and started chasing it but Kwasi claimed he had seen an antelope and shot at it.

Chief Inspector Owusu said Kwasi claimed that when he approached it he noticed that he had rather shot a farmer, Matthew Yaw.

The accused person, with the assistance of neighbours, sent Yaw to the Elubo Health Centre for first Aid before he was transferred to the Eikwe Catholic Hospital for admission.

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