From Samuel Duodu, Kintampo
The Kintampo Magistrate Court in the Brong Ahafo Region has remanded in prison custody a farmer who shot and wounded his relative with a musket at the funeral of a deceased relative at Ampoma in the Kintampo South District.
Kennedy Kwabena Adom Oduro was charged for causing harm to Felicia Baffoe in the right hand and stomach.
Oduro, whose plea was not taken, will reappear before the court, presided over by Mr Albert Zoogah, on Monday, November 29, 2010.
The facts of the case, as presented in court by Inspector Wisdom Ahiakpor, were that Felicia is a housewife residing at Kintampo, while Oduro lives at Ampoma. They are related to each other.
He said on November 1, 2010, Felicia and Oduro attended the burial and final funeral rites for two of their relatives at Ampoma.
Inspector Ahiakpor said while the funeral was underway, there was the firing of musketry and Oduro was one of the musketeers.
He said Oduro fired the shotgun which hit Felicia on the right hand and stomach.
Inspector Ahiakpor said Felicia was rushed to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital, from where she was later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi where the pellets were removed and she was admitted.
A report was made to the police, which led to Oduro’s arrest. After investigations, he was charged with the offence.