The 18-year-old Achimota School murder suspect has earned a three-year sentence for shooting a classmate, Lily Dzigbordi Asigbetse to death. The verdict was dished out by an Accra Juvenile Court.
This was after a series of rigorous court hearings, fraught with intermittent cross-examinations and adjournments which had gotten the deceased family upset.
The suspect had initially denied taking his classmate’s life intentionally, having told the Police on January 5 that he intended shooting into the air but the gravity of the gun changed course and hit the deceased.
However, findings and evidences from investigations finally earned him 3 years at the correctional home. A development that has been met with praise by the family of the deceased.
Achimota School Murder – Background
The deceased, Lily Dzigbordi Asigbetse who lived at Cantonments reportedly left the school to go and pay her school fees. But it is believed she diverted and visited the accused person said to be her friend at Community eight (8) in Tema.
But the visit turned bloody as one Madam Gifty Billy, a neighbour, heard a gunshot and ran to the accused place, only to find Lily lying in a pool of blood.
Gifty had rushed the victim to the Port Clinic in Tema. But she was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra due to her condition, where she subsequently died on admission.
It was later discovered that the Achimota student suspect shot Lily with his father’s single barrel gun.
Achimota School is a high profile co-educational second cycle school established and located at Achimota in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana in the year 1924. The school overtime, gained prominence across the African continent, owing to the calibre of personalities it was producing.
Nicknamed Motown, the landmark college has produced many Ghanaian leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings, John Evans Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama.
In addition to these prominent Ghanaians, first president of The Gambia, Dawda Jawara and long time incumbent president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe are also alumni of the school.
The school has however started being associated with many negative stories and crimes in recent times.