In yet another bloody attack in the Ashanti Region, suspected armed robbers on Tuesday evening shot dead a 41-year-old man at his residence at Abuontem New Site, near Aputuogya in the Bosomtwe District.
Joseph Baah Tweneboah, the Metropolitan Crop Officer of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), was shot at point blank range killing him instantly.
[contextly_sidebar id=”9MSXIpwpWDhc4ojveMsmEtDjT9V3oLxN”]The incident is the third in about two months in which armed robbers had attacked and killed their victims in Kumasi and its surrounding communities.
A father of six, Tweneboah is said to have been trailed by the armed men from his office in Kumasi after closing from work to his residence about 7:30 p.m.
According to the widow, Esther Adomako, just when her husband had arrived in his Toyota pick-up at the entrance of the house, three masked men confronted him.
They took away his laptop, four mobile phones and an unspecified amount of money.
While the robbers were demanding for more money from Tweneboah, his family appeared on the scene to plead with the attackers.
Jokingly, one of the children retorted, “As for this house, we don’t have money; all that we have are goats and other agric products.”
Apparently angered by the child’s statement, one of the robbers gave the children and the woman sound beatings and ordered them to move to the room.
Mr Tweneboah was then dragged to the living room and shot multiple times in the chest.
The traumatized widow told the Daily Graphic that she hid close to the window, so that she could see what would happen to her husband.
Two of the children and the woman who had bruises were treated and discharged at the St Michael Hospital at Pramso in the Bosomtwe District.
Confirming the incident, the District Police Commander for Kuntenase, ASP Mr Asiamah Amponsah, said 10 minutes after the robbery attack, the command received a distress call.
“I quickly dispatched two patrol teams to the crime scene and they confirmed the crime. They deposited the body at the St Michael Hospital morgue at Pramso,” he said.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye, led a delegation from the command to console the family yesterday and charged the officers to intensify the search for the robbers.
He tasked residents of the new site to form watch committees to complement the efforts of the police in combating crime.
Two mouners expressing disbelief at what had happened
A colleague of the deceased, Mr Osei Twumasi Ankrah, a metro agriculture engineer, who was also at the house to sympathise with the family, said normally they closed at 5 p.m. but Tweneboah insisted that they finish all outstanding jobs before they left last Tuesday.
Source: Graphic Online