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Bullet yet to be removed from man’s abdomen after four years

Doctors are yet to remove a bullet from the abdomen of a Takoradi-based businessman known as Emmanuel Badu-Acheampong four years after being shot by his friend.

The unfortunate incident happened on February 27, 2018, when the victim, popularly called Capo, was reportedly shot in the abdomen during a scuffle with Michael Nunoo, who happens to be his bosom friend Michael Nunoo.

The scuffle was over an amount of GHS30, 000 owed Emmanuel Badu-Acheampong by Michael Nunoo for over a year.

The incident, which occurred at the Mayspot Restaurant at Fijai in Takoradi, left a bullet in the abdomen of Mr. Badu-Acheampong and was admitted at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital though later referred to undergo a caesarean operation at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

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Doctors, however, could not remove the bullet, explaining that it was stuck at a very sensitive part of the abdomen.

The medical practitioners further explained that any attempt to forcibly remove the bullet, could paralyze him.

Meanwhile, a Sekondi High Court has fixed Monday, July 19, 2021 to administer judgement in the case between the Republic and the accused, Michael Nunoo, who is a marine engineer at the Maritime Authority at the Takoradi Port and standing trial on attempted murder and possession of unlawful arms.

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The Presiding Judge, Mrs. Afia Nyarko Adu Amankwa, after listening to proceedings from counsel of the complainant, Mrs. Adelaide Kobiri-Woode, a state attorney, and counsel for the accused, Joseph K. Abakah, adjourned the criminal case to Monday, July 19, 2021 for judgement.

The judge admonished a seven-member jury to be quite judicious in their judgement after listening to both parties in the case.

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