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Police lunched investigations into Accra Zoo death

The Ghana Police Service has launched investigations into the circumstances leading to the death of a man who was allegedly killed by a lion at the Accra Zoo.

The incident happened Sunday, August 28, 2022, at about noon after officials of the Accra Zoo on a routine patrol, noticed the lifeless body of the deceased in the lion’s enclosure.

The Police Service in a statement said they are working together with the management of the Zoo and the forestry commission on the investigation to ascertain the main cause.

Meanwhile, the police after visiting the scene said has “commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was allegedly attacked by one of the lions at the Accra Zoo.

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“After the necessary forensic examination of the scene, the body has been removed and deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

“The police are working with the management of the zoo and the Forestry Commission to get to the bottom of this unfortunate incident,” the police noted in a communique.”

Confirming the matter, the Forestry Commission explained that although the cause of the death is yet to be established, the deceased (an intruder) had jumped the security fences and entered the lion’s enclosure of the Zoo.

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“The intruder was attacked and injured by one of the lions, within the inner fencing of the enclosure. The intruder has been confirmed dead from injuries sustained and the body has been conveyed to the morgue,” the Forestry Commission explained.

It added that authorities of the Accra Zoo successfully coaxed the lions into a secure hold and invited the Achimota Police to convey the body and commence investigations.

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“We wish to confirm that the lion, the lioness, and the two (2) cubs remain secured in their enclosure at the Accra Zoo. Forestry Commission wishes to assure the general public that no lion has escaped from the Accra Zoo.”

Also Read: Lion allegedly killed middle-age man at Accra Zoo

Source: Mondokayonline.com

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