Armed Men Assassinate Driver, Attack Others, Steal Money From Businessman
At Ayitikope in the Volta region’s Akatsi South Municipality, a team of suspected armed robbers broke into the residence of Mr. Atsu Makafui Kumordzi, a lotto operator, and shot and killed a 51-year-old driver.
Before a team of armed police officers from Akatsi got on the scene, the robbers had made off with an undisclosed sum of money.
Makafui and Son’s Corporation Limited, a private lotto company, is owned by Mr. Kumordzi, a businessman.
Dotsey Dogbatey, the company’s driver and a father of three, died Monday night at the Akatsi Municipal Hospital after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest.
Other victims were assaulted by the robbers, resulting in injuries.
Gakpo Yao, a victim and a firm employee who was treated and released from the hospital, informed the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the thieves forced their way into the gated premises after he returned from the day’s lotto operation.
He claimed that when a colleague heard knocks at the door, he opened the gate, assuming it was another group of employees returning from the field.
“I was ready to place my car key where we put it after coming from the field when we observed the fully armed bandits enter the house and order us to give the location of our boss,” Yao explained.
The robbers shot indiscriminately because they failed to show the position of their’master,’ according to him.
Ms. Cecilia Gadasu, a resident’s caterer who was assaulted, said the burglars beat her in the head, waist, and knees with metal and wooden things.
According to the GNA, one of the casualties, Dovlo Nagodei, was referred to the Ho Teaching Hospital for medical care owing to the severity of his head injury, while two other patients, one of whom was a woman, were being treated at the Akatsi Municipal Hospital.
Inspector-General of Police The event was confirmed by Isaac Baah, the Akatsi Municipal Police Commander, who told the GNA that no arrests had been made and that the police were on the lookout for the offenders.
On May 29, last year, armed robbers assaulted and assaulted Mr. Kumordziat at the same residence before fleeing with large sums of money.