Accra: Motorcyclist shot by soldier in military pick-up vehicle at East Legon [Photos]

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Accra: Motorcyclist shot by soldier in military pick-up vehicle at East Legon [Photos]

A soldier in a military pick-up that was moving behind a bullion van has allegedly shot and injured a motorcyclist at East Legon in Accra, Citi News reports.

The incident occurred on Friday afternoon. According to an eyewitness, the soldier, who was in a military pick-up vehicle, after shooting the motorcyclist, moved on behind the bullion van without stopping.

It is not clear whether the military pick-up was responsible for providing security to the bullion van. A team of police officers who reportedly witnessed the incident chased the military pick-up vehicle without success.

“I saw a bullion van coming and behind it was a military pickup. It had a couple of officers at the back. A few seconds later, I saw a biker behind me, and he rode and came next to me trying to give way to the bullion van, and all I heard was a gunshot. A soldier behind the pickup truck shot the biker. They never stopped and drove off. As to what the soldier saw before he shot, I don’t know,” an eyewitness said.

The rider, who sustained gunshot wounds on the hand, was sent to the Bloom Medical Centre for medical attention. Meanwhile, a brother of the victim who is with him at the health facility but wants to remain anonymous said he “he is getting better”.

The victim, in a later interview, told Citi News that he does not recall doing anything wrong to merit the shooting.

“I don’t know what I did wrong at that point… I didn’t block them,” he said.

He said he has since received a police medical form and will be undergoing further medical attention at the 37 Military Hospital.

“I was treated at the Bloom Medical Centre… I am now on my way to the 37 Military Hospital to get further checks,” he added.

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