A Nigerian has been shot dead by a police officer in Ghana while reportedly partying at a hotel.
The unidentified man was allegedly gunned down while the police were trying to disperse attendees at the party .
A video posted on YouTube by the deceased ’ s friends indicate that another unnamed man was also killed during the incident .
A corpse was seen in the video being taken to the hospital by some people .
Our correspondent could not immediately ascertain the date and the city where the shooting happened .
In the footage, a lady was lamenting the killing, saying Ghanaian police were always attacking Nigerians.
Speaking in pidgin English , she said , “ What happened this night was tragic .
The police have just killed a Nigerian man .
He simply came to pick his girlfriend and they shot him .
But he was foolish , he shouldn ’ t have engaged the policemen in an argument ; they simply wasted him . ”
The police were seen taking away the fun – seekers ostensibly for violating social distancing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghana currently has 5 , 735 confirmed cases of COVID – 19 , 29 deaths while 1 , 754 persons have recovered.
Though the government had lifted the national lockdown , the Ministry of Tourism , Arts and Culture said drinking bars and night clubs must remain closed , while food chains and restaurants , including hotels can operate takeout and delivery services only .
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