When a prison officer accidentally fired his pistol in a courtroom at the Law Court Complex in Accra, chaos ensued.
According to sources, the officer was shot in the leg by an unintentional discharge.
The proceedings at Criminal Court 5 were promptly halted by the presiding judge, Justice Lydia Osei Marfo.
The shooting event drove everyone in the courtroom into a tizzy.
According to a witness, the officer was taken to the Judicial Service Clinic for treatment.
The gunshot incident momentarily halted the trial of the kidnappers of the Canadian girls.
The injured officer [name withheld] is one of the officers that accompanied the four suspects on trial for kidnapping foreigners without their consent.
The Ministry Police Station has been alerted about the event, according to the court management.