Robbers shoot to death hearse driver in Ashanti region


A hearse driver has been shot dead by armed robbers on the Bomfa Junction—Adumasa stretch in the Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The deceased, Kofi Oduro, was conveying a dead body from Kumasi to Nsuaem at about 8:30pm when he was attacked by unidentified armed men Friday.

A police report showed that the gun-wielding men, numbering about six shot into his Hyundai vehicle with registration number AS 228 -16 after he failed to pull over when he was signaled by the attackers.

He died instantly at the scene while another occupant survived unhurt.

The gun-wielding men subsequently attacked three taxi drivers at the scene and made away with about GHS 2,000 from the occupants.

A police patrol team from Kumasi and Konongo was deployed to the area but the robbers had fled the scene.

Police later deposited the body of the deceased to the Steward Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.

No arrest has been made.

The incident is one of two recorded in the region on Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, another driver was shot and killed in a separate attack by six armed men.

The incident occurred at about 12:30am near the Bomfa Public Cemetery at Konongo.

Bright Opoku, 46, was hit in the neck at close range from a shot fired through the vehicle killing him instantly.

The deceased was with six other occupants who were onboard from Konongo to Adumasa.

All six escaped unhurt. The robbers had fled to a nearby bush when police investigators arrived at the scene.

Two spent pistol ammunition and a black jacket were retrieved as exhibits by the police.

The body of the driver who worked at Adom Services at Konongo, has since been deposited at the Yawkwei mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

Investigations have been launched into the case.

Security has been beefed up in these areas described by police as a known spot for robbery.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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