Lion kills young man who jumped into cage at Accra Zoo

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A middle-aged man has reportedly died after he was attacked by a lion at the Accra zoo, located within the Achimota Forest.

According to the statement released by the forestry commission, the young man broke into the lion’s cage where he was attacked and injured.

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The statement said that the officials noticed a middle-aged man in one of the cages of the lions while on a routine patrol. The young man is said to have jumped the security fences and entered the lion’s enclosure of the Zoo.

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The motive of the intruder is not known as he has been produced dead after sustaining several injuries and the body has been deposited in the morgue. The securities have there moved the lions into a secure hold and invited the Achimota police to probe into the case.

“Forestry commission wishes to assure the general public that no lion has escaped from the Accra Zoo.”

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