The Ghana Police Service is investigating a case of murder after the driver of Alhassan Yabdoo, the District Chief Executive for Karaga, was gunned down on Saturday.
The driver, Ziblim Issah, was found in a vehicle with gunshot wounds around 1 a.m., in what many have described as a targeted attack.
He was traveling from Tamale to Karaga when he was attacked. The DCE was not in the car when the incident occured, sources say.
The case is also being treated as robbery, according to police in the Northern Region.
“There is no indication so far that the DCE was a target in the attack,” the Police said.
“What we know still is that it was a robbery because certain things were taken from the vehicle,” the Northern Regional Police Command’s Crime Officer, Supt. Bernard Baba Ananga said to Accra-based Citi News.
“It is too early for us to be clear on whether there was an attempt on his [Alhassan Yabdoo’s] life,” he added.
Supt. Ananga said police will meet with the DCE, Mr. Yabdoo, later on Sunday, May 30, 2021, as part of investigations into the incident.
A similar incident occured in the Ashanti Region last year. The driver of the District Chief Executive in the Amansie West was also killed by unknown assailants.
Some persons of interest were also arrested in connection with the crime. The public was yet to be updated on the matter.