An 18-year-old girl has been narrating how her right leg was amputated after she was shot by the police during a protest by residents of Krobo-Odumase in the Eastern region over Power Distribution Service’ mass disconnection exercise.
Ruth Makathar, who was a Basic Education Certificate Examination candidate preparing to write the exam on June 10, 2019, was unfortunately shot by the police in both legs during the demonstration.
Narrating her ordeal on Adom FM’s morning show segment dubbed, ‘Y’asem Nie’ Wednesday, Miss Makathar said she was hit by a stray bullet after she was caught up in the chaos while returning from market.
She said the bullet penetrated her right knee while the left leg suffered minor injury by another bullet she missed narrowly. One of her legs has since been amputated.
She was first rushed to the St. Martins De Porres Hospital in Odumase with six others who sustained various degrees of injuries and was later referred to the St. Joseph Orthopaedic Hospital.
“I had closed from school and so was sent to go for something from my auntie in the market. I was returning home when I saw these protesters. I wasn’t even part of them but all I felt was a stray bullet in my legs. I couldn’t do anything and was carried to the hospital and had my leg amputated,” she recounted in tears.
Asked by the show host Captain Smart if she would want to go back to school, she said “I don’t want to go back but will rather prefer a house and a shop to do business,” she said soberly.