How will you feel if you were unfortunately shot in the legs by a stray bullet during a protest by some people? Very broken right?
That is the sad story of a 41-year-old man who was shot by the police in the waist during a protest by residents of Odumase-Krobo in the Eastern region against the now defunct power firm, Power Distribution Service (PDS).
Residents of Odumase-Krobo, in May this year clashed with the police over a mass disconnection exercise by the PDS. Their case was that electricity bills charged them by the now-defunct power company were outrageous and demanded the power company investigates the cause of the sudden rise in electricity bills.
The unfortunate incident, according to Kotey Tetteh, who was part of the residents demonstrating, has ruined his life to the extent that he can neither walk nor sit.
Speaking in an interview on Adom FM’s morning show segment dubbed, ‘Y’asem Nie’ Wednesday, he said he can no longer cater for his family.
“I was part of the chiefs of the town who went to the Municipal office to lodge a protest over the over-billing of electricity bills by PDS, but unfortunately a fight ensued between the residents of the town and the police after a short misunderstanding, and as a result I was shot in the waist,” he narrated.