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30.01.2009 Crime & Punishment

Hunter mistook man as monkey and killed him


The Awutu Magistrate court has remanded in prison custody, a 35 year -old hunter who mistook a human being for a monkey, shot and killed him instantly at Awutu Ahentia,.

Harrison Kwamevi Dzalogo pleaded guilt and will re-appear before the court on February 9, 2009.

Narrating the fact of the case to the court presided over by Mr Kofi Ahiabor, prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Elena Aidoo said on December 18, 2008, Dzalogo who was on a hunting expedition mistook Mensah Deku for a game and killed him.

Mensah Deku was then harvesting Griffonia seeds for medicine, with one Kweku Ankamah a friend.

According to the prosecutor the friend and the accused person rushed to town and informed the assembly man of the area.

She said the Assembly man led the hunter to make a formal report at the Awutu Beraku Police Station where he was placed in custody.

The prosecution said the body has since been deposited at the Winneba Government Hospital for autopsy, while the accused was arraigned before the court.