Isaac Oppong, a 30-year-old Assistant Immigration Control Officer Two, is facing murder charges for the alleged shooting and killing of a motorbike rider, Christian Dagbey, near Kleve in the Ho municipality, according to Graphic.com.gh.
The incident, which occurred on January 17, involved Oppong and his colleague, who were on patrol duty armed with pistols. The accused reportedly shot the 25-year-old motorbike rider in the ribs after signals to stop were allegedly ignored.
Oppong was arraigned before Magistrate Court One last Friday, with his plea not taken. Sergeant Kwadwo Otibu-Gyan, representing the republic, informed the court that the accused and his colleague pursued the riders along the Honuta-Klave stretch.
The pursuit led to the arrest of the deceased at Dzobikope, during which Oppong claimed the rider attempted to disarm him, resulting in an accidental discharge that fatally wounded the motorbike rider.
The deceased, Christian Dagbey, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Ho Teaching Hospital. Oppong was arrested, and his duty pistol, with serial number H 78876Z, was retained as evidence.
The court remanded Oppong in prison custody until March 19. The defense counsel, Mohammed-Rufai Sugru Wuni, requested that the accused be sent to the Ghana Immigration Service’s detention facility in Accra. However, the prosecution objected, emphasizing the ongoing investigation’s need for unrestricted access to the accused.