A/R: Cocoa Purchasing Clerk shot dead in daylight robbery attack

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A cocoa purchasing clerk has been shot and killed in a daylight robbery attack at Maaban, near Tepa in the Ahafo-Ano North District of the Ashanti region.

Police said the incident occurred at about 2pm at the office of Kuapa Kokoo, where the deceased identified as Robert Agyekum, worked.

Witnesses told DailyMailGh that the deceased suffered a similar attack in November last year.

The gun-wielding men, numbering about three, reportedly emerged from a nearby bush and held the occupants hostage.

In an ensuing struggle at his office, the robbers compelled the deceased to surrender his money to them.

Not satisfied with their booty, the robbers shot the deceased killing him instantly. They also made away with some unspecified amounts of money belonging to other victims.

Police in Tepa were later called to the gruesome scene minutes after the robbers had bolted.

Some empty shells were also retrieved at the crime scene by the police.

At the time of filing this report, the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Tepa Government Hospital morgue for preservation.

No arrest has been made as police appeal to residents in the area to provide credible information to fish out the suspects.

In November 2018, the deceased suffered a similar attack at the office he returned from the bank at Tepa to his office.

The Ghana News Agency reported that the armed gang scared the victim with gunshot to compel the victim to surrender some amounts of money to them.

The robbers bolted with an amount of GHS 237,500.00, the news portal reported.

No arrest was made.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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