6 Armed Robbers Shoot Two Dead At Mining Site
A group of six armed robbers, who have yet to be apprehended, shot two people dead at BH Minerals, a Gold Buying Company, in Asamang Tamfoe in the Eastern Region’s Atiwa East District on Saturday night after stealing GHC1,000,000.
Around 12:30 a.m., armed individuals shot and killed Kennedy, 33, a security guard at the post, and Kwame Clement, a laborer.
According to VimNewsGhana sources, the thieves stormed the neighborhood unarmed and spoke with some of the locals about the gold buying enterprise, including the worker Kwame Clement, who was shot and killed.
Following that, raced to the corporate yard with weapons, including AK 47 rifles, and began firing indiscriminately.
After shooting one Kennedy, the security guard at the post, and seizing his pump-action revolver, three of the thieves entered the BH Minerals business and seized over GHC1,000,000.
While escaping with their loot, the robbers came across Kwame Clement and fired at him because they had previously interacted with him when they were not armed and feared that he might be able to identify them if they were seen.
When the Anyinam District Police Commander, Chief Supt. Joseph Owusu, received the information, he dispatched a police squad to the area, but the six thieves, all of whom were armed with AK 47 assault rifles, fled before the police arrived.
Police discovered gunfire on the office’s wall and doors, as well as eleven empty cartridges, 14 empty AK 47 ammunitions, 26 unused AK 47 ammunitions, and one bullet.
Fresh human blood was also discovered on the corridor, sliding door, and floor.
When the robbers arrived to the wayside [Accra-Kumasi Highway], they found a Spinter bus travelling in the direction of Accra and shot one of the passengers, Joseph Avemegah.
Around 2 a.m., the passenger received gunshot wounds on the left side of his back and was brought to Enyiresi Government Hospital for treatment.
Kennedy and Kwame Clement, members of the company’s staff, were taken to Hawa Memorial Saviour Hospital in Osiem and Healthline Medical Centre in Anyinam, where they were confirmed dead on arrival.
The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Chad Mortuary in Ankaase, with the intention of transporting them to the Police Hospital Mortuary in Accra for preservation.
The victim, Joseph Avemegah, was later visited by the police at Enyiresi Government Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment.
The exhibits were removed and stored at the station in the meantime.
So yet, no arrests have been made, despite efforts to apprehend the suspects.