Hunter mistakes farmer for game
The Odumase-Krobo Circuit Court has remanded a hunter into prison custody for allegedly killing a farmer at Ayermesu- Pierngwa in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
The court has ordered the police to forward the docket to the Attorney General’s Department for advice.
David Asare, 35, was charged for murdering William Tettey Ahulu, a farmer aged 60.
Detective Inspector Simon Kwadzo Gavor, the prosecutor, told the court, presided over by Mr Frank Gbeddy, that Asare resides at Madam, a suburb of Odumase Krobo while Ahulu resided at Ayermesu- Pierngwa, a farming community.
Mr Gavor said on March 3, 2016 at about 2:30 a.m., Ahulu went to the bush at Ayermesu- Pierngwa to inspect traps he had set the previous day.
According to the prosecutor, Asare also went to the same area for hunting.
The prosecutor said Asare saw the deceased at a distance and mistook him for a game and shot at it.
The prosecutor said Asare then rushed to the spot to pick his game only to realise that he had rather shot a human being who died shortly in his presence.
The prosecutor said Asare then rushed to the Ayermesu-Pierngwa community and informed the local chief, Tetteh Adekorley, about the incident.
He said the chief then accompanied Asare to the Odumase Krobo Police Station to report the issue.
The police accompanied Asare and the chief to the crime scene and the body was taken to the police hospital for autopsy.