Pastor killed after he accidentally knocks an object on the ground
A retired Pastor of The Church of Pentecost has died in an accidental
discharge of his gun while at home.
The 78-year-old, Ayi Mantey, was pronounced dead on arrival at
the Asamankese Government Hospital in the Eastern Region.
Samuel Martey, son of the late retired Pastor, said the incident
occurred on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
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He narrated his father was patrolling the compound of his house
at Asamankese while holding his registered gun on the day of the
unfortunate incident to scare away thieves who had made the house a target.
However, while walking around, his foot hit an object on the ground and
while falling, he accidentally discharged the gun into his body through the armpit.
“After the rains, he took his gun and was patrolling around. But while walking,
he knocked an object on the ground and was falling but inadvertently pressed
on the trigger and the gun went off hitting his armpit. I rushed him to
the hospital but he died later,” the son narrated.
Asamankese Divisional Police Commander, A.C.P Akwasi Kankam Boadu,
confirmed that: “Yesterday at about 5:00 pm, we got information that
Pastor Retired Ayi Mantey has been hit with a bullet and has been
rushed to hospital but died on arrival.
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“Our preliminary investigation indicates that at about 4:30 pm on Wednesday
while on his routine patrol around his house with his gun to scare away
thieves who have been disturbing him, he suddenly fell and unfortunately
pressed on the trigger of the gun which went off. So it is not suicide
as is being speculated in town.”
He, however, said an investigation is ongoing.