Armed robbers killed a mobile money vendor near Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital, at Okorase. Solomon Arhin Prost, 36, was assassinated at 11:14 p.m. on Saturday, June 20,201. He was shot on his way home from work.
The deceased was reportedly walking home with a friend when they were attacked and chased helter-skelter by the robbers. However, the friend was unharmed.
According to a witness, Mohammed Shaibu, he heard gunshots while in his room, but a few minutes later he heard the victim screaming for help as he ran towards his house. But when he came out of his room, he saw the victim lying in a pool of blood in black shorts and a white shirt, with gunshot wounds to the chest.
Two black backpacks containing GHC 8,290.30 in cash, one HP laptop with charger, one Infinix mobile phone, one Itel mobile phone, one Android mobile phone, two small itel mobile phones, one pendrive, a modem, an earpiece, and some bank documents were discovered beside the victim.
After taking inventory of the crime scene, police who arrived on the scene after receiving the information transported the victim to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by the medical doctor on duty, Dr. Benjamin Sam.
His body has been deposited at the morgue of the same Hospital.
Solomon Arhin, who was assassinated, was a teacher at Behenase RC Basic School in Akuapem North Municipality, near Tinkon. He was also a member of The Church of Pentecost in Koforidua’s Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC).
The deceased was regarded as a hardworking and industrious young guy by Kingsford Kalefe, Headteacher of Behenase Basic School. He urged the Inspector General of Police to step in and ensure that the criminals were apprehended.
Dela Abotsie, the national chairman of the Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG), said robbery attacks on their members are far too often and that a coordinated effort is needed to combat the problem.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said an investigation has commenced into the incident.