A wedding celebration turned sour after a resident of Nima-Freetown got hit by a stray bullet shot by jubilant friends and family of the bride and groom.
27-year-old Eunice Yeboah was on her way home on Sunday, August 22, in the company of her younger brother, Wisdom, when the mishap occurred.
The bullet, according to her brother who narrated the incident to Laud Adu-Asare on GhanaWeb’s #SayItLoud programme, hit her through her hip and penetrated her stomach.
Some excited friends and family of the groom who had amassed in front of the reception grounds had been firing shots indiscriminately.
Wisdom noted that after failing to get adequate help at the Maamobi Polyclinic, they rushed her to the Police Hospital to seek further treatment.
This was after they left the Accra Regional Hospital also known as Ridge Hospital after complaints that the processes were slow amidst the unavailability of space.
After a 6-hour surgery to remove the bullet from her body, the doctor revealed that Eunice’s intestines and womb had been badly ruptured and would need further treatment.
Eunice’s mother, Janet, also told GhanaWebthat after stitching and joining her intestines, the doctor told them she had to be put in a machine that would cost them GH¢2,000.
“…Doctor told me that they were done with the operation but she is unconscious and had been put on oxygen so we should pray. After some time the doctor said Eunice had to be put in a machine to help her recovery but would cost us GH¢2,000.
“I told them I had only GH¢1,300 so I would like to make an initial deposit while I request for the remainder. I used a portion of the money to buy medicines that were prescribed by the doctor…
“After back and forth while she battled for her life, Eunice passed away on Tuesday dawn…” the deceased’s mother added tearfully.
The family of Eunice Yeboah say the case is being investigated by the police although no arrests have been made yet.
Godson, the elder brother of Eunice asserted that several complaints have been made to the Nima police station over the indiscriminate use of guns in the area but nothing has been done about it.