The Adentan Police are trying to unravel the circumstances that led to the shooting of a man at Kporkpo, near Abokobi, last Thursday afternoon.
The deceased, Fred Lokko Junior, 30, was in the company of his cousin, Fred Lokko Senior, when he was accidentally shot by Ebenezer Lamptey, when the three visited a family land at Kporkpo.
Ebenezer Lamptey, 48, who is said to be the Founder of Victory International Church at Osu, is currently in custody to assist the police in their investigations.
According to the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr Christian Tetteh Yohonu, the land had been under series of litigation as a number of families had laid claim to it.
Number of clashes
He said there had been a number of clashes among the parties with some developers working on the land always arming themselves with guns in a bid to ward off encroachers.
He said about 12 noon on July 30, 2015, Lokko Junior in the company of his cousin, Fred Lokko Senior, and Lamptey visited the family land at Kporkpo to check on encroachers.
Mr Yohonu said while there, they met a man, whose name was given only as Yemoh, a developer, on a portion of the land sold to him by Lamptey’s family, wielding a pump action gun.
During interaction, Yemoh was alleged to have challenged Lamptey that he could never shoot in spite of always carrying a gun, but Lampty insisted that he knew how to fire a gun.
The Accra Regional Police Commander said in an attempt to prove to all present that he knew how to fire a gun, Lamptey collected the gun from Yemoh and fired two shots but one of the bullets accidentally hit Fred on the left side of his chest and he fell down screaming and started bleeding profusely.
Mr Yohonu said Fred was then rushed to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for treatment but he was pronounced dead on arrival by doctors.
Lamptey in the company of others reported himself to the police and he was arrested and detained to assist in investigations.
Yemoh, the owner of the pump action gun, who fled the scene after the incident,however,reported himself to the Homicide Unit of the Criminals Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service with the gun and has since been placed in custody.
Meanwhile the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy while investigations continue.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?
The Hubble space telescope has been re-engineered with a new wide-field camera that can take pictures of objects twelve billion light-years away. Astonishing, isn't it? But even as unbelievable as this technological advancement is, a question quickly comes to my mind: "What exactly are we looking for?"
Newsweek basically answered this question when it stated, "Radiation from so far away, and hence so long ago, should carry messages about the universe's childhood and shed light on how the cosmos began and grew." There you have it, plain and simple!
Humans are looking for some kind of clue which will tell us where we came from and how we got here. Like an adopted child who searches for his biological parents, humanity is searching intensely for its true Father. We have an inborn desire to find the answer to the age-old question, "Out of whose womb did we come?"
The truth is obvious . . . and the newest discoveries of our universe are pointing to a Designer.
Tony Rothman, a theoretical physicist, wrote, "When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it's very tempting to take the leap of faithfrom science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it."
One such astronomer, George Greenstein, actually did come close to admitting it in his book, The Symbiotic Universe, wherein he writes:
As we survey all the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency must be involved. Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?
We know the answer to be a resounding, "Yes!" Sadly though, our world continually looks for God in the far reaches of the universe, using man-made telescopes that will always fall short of finding Him.
Praise God for giving us His telescope— His Word—through which we catch amazing glimpses of His glory, His attributes, and His plan for the world. If you want to see God, you don't need to look twelve billion light years into the vast universe. Pick up the Bible . . . and in His Word discover the God-Man who walked among us, died for our sins, and restored our relationship with Him.
The inhabitants of our planet should cease looking to the stars for answers and look toward the Son. Would you like to see Him? The Bible is the telescope through which we discover the Creator of the cosmos . . . this prodigal world we live in.
Prayer Point: Read the passage from Psalm 8 again and consider the enormous depth of God's kindness toward us. He is not obliged to love us, rescue us, or to think upon us with joy; yet He does it anyway. Think also upon the trillions of light years that stand between our world and the rest of the universe, and thank God for stooping down to rescue sinners on His prodigal planet. We should never cease to be grateful.
Extra Refreshment: Read John 1 & Psalms 19.