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Police officer "accidentally" kills Aqua Safari security guard

BY: graphic.com.gh

A Lance Corporal with the Akropong Divisional Police Command, Philip Addo, is in police custody after he “accidentally” killed a security guard on duty at the Aqua Safari Resort.

The incident is said to have occurred on Wednesday, October 21.

According to a police communique, the officer was on night patrol at the resort when the incident occurred.

He reported that at the main gate of the resort, he noticed the guard, 30-year-old Stephen Adu, was asleep close by.

Philip Addo disclosed further that in his attempt to wake the security guard up, his AK 47 service rifle discharged accidentally fatally wounding the security guard on his neck and back left shoulder.

The security guard was rushed to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital at Mampong-Akuapim but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police visited the scene of the crime at the resort and three empty shells were recovered.

The body has been sent to the Police Hospital in Accra for autopsy.

Meanwhile, Philip Addo, who is being treated as a suspect, is in police custody.