From Samuel Duodu, Wenchi
A 35-year-old farmer, Kwaku Samuel, at Offuman in the Wenchi Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region met his untimely death when a single-barrelled gun he was carrying at his back while working on the farm went off killing him instantly.
Briefing The Mirror, the Wenchi District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prince Osae, said the deceased went to the farm in the company of his father and some children on October 18, 2008.
He said while on the farm, the deceased decided to inspect some fresh logs that someone had given to his father to burn for charcoal.
DSP Osae said he climbed the heap of logs. While inspecting it he slipped and fell down, triggering off the gun, which blew off his forehead.
His father reported the incident to the police, who went to pick up the body and deposited it at the morgue awaiting autopsy and burial.
According to DSP Osae, the police did not suspect any foul play and described it as an unfortunate accident.