A soldier has died of a gunshot wound at a military base in Ghana’s capital Accra, local media has reported.
Private (Pte) Roger Bayuo stationed at the Base Ammunition Depot (BAD) near Michel Camp was thought to have shot himself on Wednesday evening, the army said in a statement on Saturday describing the incident as “accidental”.
“Preliminary investigative report indicates the soldier was seen sitting on his bed, waiting to relieve his colleague at a duty post at 0800 hours when his rifle went off hitting him under his chin; killing him instantly,” the statement indicated.
The Director General of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Brigadier General E Aggrey-Quashie signed the statement.
The body of the deceased soldier has since been conveyed to the 37 Military Hospital mortuary.
“A team from the Homicide Unit of Ghana Police (GBETSELE Police Station) is collaborating with the Military Police to investigate the fatal incident”, the statement further noted.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH