A 40-year previous hunter, Kofi Adu, has been shot dead within the Yaamaano forest at Agyarekrom, close to Kukuom within the Asunafo South District of Brong-Ahafo Area by a colleague hunter, Yaw Nyame, aged 43.
Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, instructed the Ghana Information Company on Thursday in Sunyani, that two individuals Kwaku Dwumfour, a 62-year previous farmer and one Issah Brimah, reported the incident on Tuesday May 8, 2018 to the Kukuom Police.
He said the two went to the Yaamaano forest to hunt for ‘bushmeat’ at about 1730 hours and suspect Nyame in attempt to shoot a certain animal from afar mistakenly shot deceased with a regionally manufactured single barrelled gun.
Chief Inspector Oppong stated there was one other group of hunters within the forest on the time and the group quickly rushed Adu to the Goaso Government Hospital however he was pronounced lifeless on arrival and the body has been deposited at the Hospital’s mortuary pending post-mortem.
He stated suspect Nyame has been arrested and detained by the Kukuom Police to help in investigations.