A 21-year-old US based Ghanaian, Frederick Afoakwah, died on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in his Bronx, New York, apartment when his best friend’s gun fired and shot his neck.
The friend, a Ghanaian NYPD Housing Bureau Officer, Martinson Afari Yeboah, on 5:30 a.m. Eastern Sunday morning, put his gun down briefly on a table inside Afoakwah’s apartment when he visited him to play video games.
Eric Enin Owusu, a Ghanaian New York resident, told otecgmghana.com on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, that the New York Police Department (NYPD) said the gun went off when Afoakwa went to take a look at it.
Afoakwah died later at St. Barnabas Hospital, in Bronx, according to Eric Owusu.
Afariyeboah has been suspended by the NYPD without pay while internal affairs review whether or not he failed to properly secure his weapon.
Information given by family and friends of Martinson Afari Yeboah to otecfmghana.com said Officer Martinson Afari Yeboah, who joined the NYPD last April 27, planned to wed in three weeks with Frederick Afoakwah as his best man
Source: otecfmghana.com/Francis Appiah