An Inspector of the Ghana Police Service accused of using a service pistol to shoot and kill his girlfriend at Adum in Kumasi says he had no intention of killing his lover.
Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, also known as Tycoon while sobbing and shedding tears, told the Asokore Mampong District Court that only God knows what happened on the day of the incident.
He has been accused of shooting 26-year-old Victoria Dapaah, also known as Maadwoa, multiple times in the abdomen and chest on April 20, 2023, at about 9:50 p.m.
Police prosecution, led by ACP Kofi Blagodzi told the court the accused demanded a refund of GHȼ5,000 he allegedly paid the deceased at a meeting in the presence of a female friend on the day of the shooting.
According to the prosecution, the accused shot the deceased multiple times in the abdomen and chest and fled the scene.
An uncle of the deceased later reported the incident to the police whilst the deceased was sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.
A medical officer on duty pronounced her dead on the same night.
A special police operation led to the arrest of the accused at his hideout at Sekyere near Effiduase in the Ashanti region.
Relatives of the late Maaadwoa broke down in court as they heard for the first time details of what led to the killing of their kin, and it took the intervention of police officers in court to calm them.
Wearing an orange T-shirt over a pair of jeans shorts and slippers, the accused policeman removed his black facemask to speak publicly in court for the first time since his arrest.
This was after the Presiding Magistrate, His Worship Buabin Quansah, asked the accused if he had anything to say after details of the offence were read in English and interpreted in the Twi language.
Amid sobbing and shedding tears, he told the court he had no intention of killing the woman he described as his lover.
He said, only God knows what transpired on the night leading to the shooting.
Source: My Joy