Lion kills middle-aged man at Accra Zoo; Police to investigate the death

A middle-aged man has been killed by a lion at the Accra Zoo, located within the Achimota Forest.

The man is said to have broken into the lions’ cage, after which he was attacked and injured by one of them.

The man has been confirmed dead after sustaining injuries.
Authorities at the zoo do not know the motivation behind the man’s actions.
The CEO of the Forestry Commission, John Allotey in a statement said “Around 12:00 hours today 28th August 2022, officials of the Accra Zoo on a routine patrol, noticed a middle-aged man (an intruder) had jumped the security fences and entered the lions’ enclosure of the Zoo. The motive of the intruder is yet to be determined. 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.”

He noted that all the lions are in good condition.

“Forestry Commission wishes to assure the general public that no lion has escaped from the Accra Zoo,” he added.

Police moves in to investigate death
Police have commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was allegedly attacked by one of the lions at the Accra Zoo.

The victim who is yet to be identified was found dead in the lion enclosure of the zoo on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

“After the necessary forensic examination of the scene, the body was removed and has been 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,” a statement from the service added.
The Forestry Commission on Sunday, August 28, 2022, announced the death of the middle-aged man at the zoo after he reportedly scaled the fence and entered the lions’ cage.

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