Nyinahin (Ash) Dec 11, GNA – A 35-year old farmer was short dead in the early hours of Monday during a robbery attack.
The deceased, identified as Akwasi Badu, met his fate when he run into a road barrier mounted by a group of gun wielding robbers on a section of the Nyinahin-Wansamire road.
They had blocked the road to rob passengers traveling on commercial vehicles from Wansamire, a predominantly cocoa growing community, to Kumasi of their cash and other valuables.
One of the robbery victims, Mr. Owusu Sekyere, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the vehicle on which he was travelling with other passengers had been stopped by the robbers, when he saw Badu approaching the place on his bicycle.
Momentarily, one of the robbers pull the trigger of his gun, the deceased took a direct hit and fell to the ground with his bicycle.
Nobody could go to his aid and the robbers continued seizing cash and mobile phones from the passengers.
The robbers, he added managed to escape with their booty.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Andrew Aboagye, the Nyinahin District Commander, confirmed the incident to the GNA and said there had not been any arrest.
He vowed that the police would do everything to track down, arrest and bring the robbers to justice.
Separately, a 25 year-old mobile money vendor, Osei Kuffour, has committed suicide.
His lifeless body was found dangling in a mango tree in the morning of Sunday at Nyinahin.
The bodies of the deceased pair had been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) mortuary for autopsy.