Man, girlfriend granted GH¢500,00 bail for allegedly shooting policeman, another victim

 A high Court in Ac­cra yesterday granted GH¢500,00 bail with two sureties each to the Diector of Ghallywood, William Awuku Akuffo, and his girlfriend, for allegedly shooting a policeman at Sege in the Ada East Ditrict of the Greater Accra Region, in June 2015.

Ms Rynie-LT Simons, the girl of Mr Akuffo, shot Constable Felix Nettey in the thigh with a foregn pistol.

This was after the victim had asked the accused to calm down, put the gun away and move their car from where it was parked, since it posed danger to other motorists.

Ms Simons was charged with use of offensive weapon while Akuffo was charged with posses­sion of firearm without lawful excuse.

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As part of the bail conditions, the locations of accused must be verified by the prosecution and also have their photographs placed on court records to aid in the publication of their pictures in the media in case they jump bail.

The court presided by Justice Mari Louis-Simons, empanneled a seven-member jury to begin hear­ing of the case, and adjourned proceedings to November 17, 2023.

Detective Inspector Godsway Amegee, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant is Constable Felix Nettey, stationed at Kassie, in the Greater Accra Region, while the accused both live at Ghallywood, Dawa.

He said on June 30, 2015, at about 5pm, Mr Akuffo, driving a Hummer 2 private car with reg­istration number Vino 1-11 with the girlfriend on board, went to Dawa to withdraw money from an MTN mobile money agent, near the Ada Rural Bank, Sege branch.

The court heard that as accused parked his car, a gentle­man (whose identity is not yet to known) approached him to move the vehicle from that spot as it posed danger to other road users.

Insp Amegee stated did not go down well with Mr Akuffo, resulting in exchange of words and he (Mr Akuffo) reached for his pistol.

The court heard that an eye witness at the scene drew the attention of Constable Nettey, who was on duty at the Ada Rural Bank Sege branch.

Insp Amegee said that Mr Akuffo handed over a gun to his girlfriend at the front seat of the vehicle and she threatened to shoot those around.

The court heard that the po­liceman asked Ms Simons to calm down and put the pistol away, but she shot the policeman in the left thigh.

Insp Amegee stated that Ms Simons shot again and the bullet hit another person, Joe Fuji, in the rib, who was returning from work.

The prosecution indicated that the policeman in return shot at the front tyre of the vehicle and deflated it, and the accused who sped off was however, arrested.

Insp Amegee said Ms Simons escaped and reported herself to the police, but denied shooting anyone, during interrogation.


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