A suspected armed robber shot and killed a mobile money dealer in Okorase, near Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.
Solomon Arhin Prost, 36, was shot and killed at 11:14 p.m. on Saturday, June 20,201. He was shot as he was driving home from work.
He was allegedly heading home with a companion when the thief assaulted them and fled helter-skelter.
However, the companion was unharmed.
According to a witness, Mohammed Shaibu, he heard gunshots while in his room, but a few minutes later saw the victim running into his house shouting for help. He arrived to find the victim lying in a pool of blood in a supine position with gunshot wounds on the chest, wearing black shorts with a white shirt.
Two black bags with GHc8,290.30 in cash, one HP Laptop with charger, one Infinix phone, one Itel phone, one Android phone, two tiny itel phones, on pendrive, a modem, earphone, and some bank paperwork were discovered near the victim.
When police received the information, they went to the spot. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital after taking inventory of the murder scene, where he was declared dead by the medical doctor on duty, Dr. Benjamin Sam.
His body has been put in the same Hospital’s mortuary.
The assassinated Solomon Arhin taught in Behenase RC Basic School in Akuapem North Municipality, near Tinkon. He was also a member of The Church of Pentecost at Koforidua’s Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC).
Pastor Musa Yahaya, the Resident Minister of PIWC-Koforidua, joined members of the church in expressing their condolences to the departed family.
The deceased was characterized as a hardworking and diligent young guy by Kingsford Kalefe, Headteacher of Behenase Basic School. He urged the Inspector General of Police to step in and guarantee that the offenders were apprehended.
Dela Abotsie, the national chairman of the Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG), said robbery assaults on his members are much too often and that a joint effort is needed to combat the problem.
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the Eastern Regional Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, stated an inquiry into the event has begun.
A pregnant wife and two children were left behind by the deceased.