A 24-year-old man has been left paralyzed after a policeman opened fire on a Nissan March he was on at Bowjiase barrier around Kasoa.
The incident which happened on January 4, 2011, has rendered Stephen Arthur bedridden.
Recounting the incident to Joy News’ Kwabena Ampretwum, Mr. Arthur said: “I was in a car heading for Kasoa and when we reached the Bowjiase barrier a policeman stopped the car and requested the driver to give him a Christmas gift”.
When the driver handed him 10 cedis, he said, another policeman who was sitting close to the police both approached his colleague and demanded why he took the money from the driver.
“There was a heated exchange between the two policemen and the one who took the money asked the driver to park properly until the issue is resolved before we could continue”, he said.
According to him, as soon as the driver revved the vehicle to park properly, there was a noise followed by a gunshot.
The angry policeman opened fire on the car. Arthur fell into coma and recovered to find himself hospitalized at the Korle Bu teaching hospital.
“When I recovered from coma, I asked the doctor what had happened and he explained I will be unable to walk again because I was shot through the spinal chord”, he said.
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