A taxi driver has been shot dead by an unknown armed gang near Buoho, in the Afigya Kwabre South District of the Ashanti Region.
The victim has been named as Kofi Berko aged 49, and a native of Maase, his colleague drivers told Dailymailgh.com.
The incident reportedly happened after midnight on Monday, March 9, 2020 — days after an assemblyman was shot and killed at Sogakope in the Volta Region.
Police officers at the Kodie District were called to reports of shots being fired on the Buoho-Maase road at about 1:10 am.
The officers rushed to the scene and found the lifeless body of the victim in his green and yellow Opel Astra Taxi Cab.
Inspection on the deceased who was wearing a white T-shirt and a blue jeans trousers revealed gunshot wounds at his back.
It is gathered that a 29-year-old female passenger, identified as Abena Serwaah, who was onboard the taxi cab was not harmed by the attackers.
She told the police that she boarded the vehicle driven by the deceased from Buoho to Maase.
On reaching a section of the road between Buoho and Brofoyeduru, three men wearing face masks and holding pistols signaled the driver to stop but he ignored them.
The robbers shot the deceased at his back killing him instantly, an incident report sighted by Dailymailgh.com read.
His colleague drivers spoke of their shock. One, who did not want to be named said: “This used to be a bad area for drug peddlers and armed robbers. The police have been patrolling here frequently but they have stopped. It is still a shock to see police outside your house and still hear that someone has been shot and killed in cold blood”.
A serious manhunt has been launched for the suspects. The vehicle with registration number AS 1722 – 11 has been towed to the Kodie Police Station.
At the time of filing this report, the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Earlier this month, an assemblyman for Sogakope South in the South Tongu District was also shot dead by unknown assailants.
His gruesome murder sparked widespread outrage in the Volta Region town as residents mounted roadblocks in protest.
Two former presidents have since condemned the act and have joined the campaign to bring the culprits to book.
Police, however, announced on Sunday that four suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH