Court Discharges Achimota Student Who Shot And Killed His Mate
An Accra high court has ordered the release of the Achimota student who shot and killed his girlfriend last year .
Presiding Judge Justice Kofi Dorgu explained that, the trial of the accused had exceeded six months period as stipulated in the Juvenile act .
The court has therefore ordered that the judgment by the Juvenile court be quashed and the accused discharged.
The accused was found guilty for manslaughter by the Accra Juvenile court in September 2017 during proceedings that were heard in-camera.
He was 16-years at the time of the incident on January 4, 2017.
The boy, who resides at Community Eight in Tema is said to have gone for his father’s gun, which was under a bed with the intention of firing shots into the air but unfortunately ended up killing Liliy Donkor.