Police shoot and ‘abandon’ 21-year-old

A 21-year-old man, Jonathan Odai Laryea has been left to fight for his life after he was allegedly shot in the leg by a police officer on suspicion of being a criminal.

The incident is said to have happened at Pokuase in Accra, on February 5, 2018, around 9:00 pm.

The bullet is still in the right leg of the victim two weeks after the incident. Odai Laryea is struggling to raise money for an operation to remove the bullet and the police administration is unwilling to foot the bill.

The victim said he was on his way to buy food when he was shot. He has since been left to his fate.

Narrating the incident, the young man, an attendant at a car washing bay at Pokuase in the Ga West Municipality of Accra, told Myjoyonline.com two men ordered him to come but because he did not know who they were, he disregarded the call out of fear. The two men were not in uniform, he said.