16-year old boy who was shot during Ejura protest amputated

16-year old boy who was shot during Ejura protest amputated

A 16-year old boy who was shot during Tuesday, June 29’s discomposure at Ejura has been amputated at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The said boy is among the four who sustained gunshot wounds after two persons died when soldiers opened fire on protesters.

The victim, Awal Misbawu, was initially referred to the St. John of God Hospital at Duayaw-Nkwanta, and later sent to the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where the leg was amputated on Saturday.

The mother of the victim, Salamatu Mohammed said her son is in pain.

”So the child was crying so painfully and we had to call on our chief who in turn also called a doctor for us and the child was admitted. So he [Doctor] informed us that the leg cannot be worked on so he has to be amputated. So that has been done and my son is in pain right now”, she said.

Another victim, Louis Ayikpe, who sustained an injury in his right upper part of the waist, is also undergoing treatment at the Komfo Another Teaching Hospital.

His Aunty, Rita Sefa Amponsah, spoke to Citi News about the victim’s condition.

”He was taken to the theatre two days ago, and they said the gunshot has destroy the leg so it has to be amputated. So he did the surgery and that has been done which is so terrible for us. The most painful part is that he wasn’t at the protest. He was standing somewhere and the gunshot hit him.”

Meanwhile, the MP for Ejura/Sekyedumase, Bawah Mohammed Braimah, wants government to cater to the medical bills of the victims and compensate them.