Korle Bu Biomedical Scientist Escapes Death

The bullet hole

A biomedical scientist at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital was nearly killed in a two-storey building when someone fired a gunshot through the window on Monday afternoon.

The victim identified as Solomon Quarshie was hit in the right shoulder by the bullet but the shooter managed to escape.

Police reports indicate that the search has been intensified to arrest the gunman.

The victim is currently on admission at the same health facility.

An eyewitness account indicated that around 2pm on Monday, Mr Quarshie was working in his office at the central medical laboratory department when suddenly he felt some sharp pain in his right arm.

After looking through his window, he detected a bullet hole in his window which suggested that he had been shot.

He raised an alarm, which attracted other workers including David Anafu, Manager of the department.

Mr Anafu and others rushed the victim to the theatre for operation since he was bleeding profusely.

A team of detectives from the Korle-Bu Police Station, together with crime scene experts, visited the scene to investigate the case.

ASP Efia Tenge, the Accra Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO), when contacted, confirmed the incident, adding that the victim was at the theatre when the police got to the scene.

“Our men went to the scene of the crime to carry out their investigations but nobody was arrested.”

She said the matter was still under investigation to get the culprit apprehended.

Asked whether they suspected foul play, the regional PRO said police investigations would unravel the mystery surrounding the incident.


By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey