A 36-year-old driver was shot and killed after four suspected armed robbers attacked his commercial vehicle at Ekumfi-Ekrowful on the Ajumako-Accra road in the Central Region.
The belongings of passengers were also stolen by the robbers. The incident happened last Friday dawn around 3:00am.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Saltpond Government Hospital while the traumatized passengers who escaped unhurt have been dispatched to their various destinations.
A local journalist, Astymin, who broke the news to Onua FM explained that the driver, Kwabena Ahinful, with a Hyundai vehicle registration number GT 5863-19 loaded the 14 passengers from Ajumako to Accra on Friday dawn. He said on reaching Ekumfi Ekrowful, the driver spotted a road block and suspected the blockade to be suspected armed robbers who were robbing innocent passengers.
The journalist narrates that the driver decided to make a U-turn to Ajumako but the suspected armed robber starting firing gunshots through the vehicle and eventually hit him on the head.
He said an immigration officer, who was also on-board, drove the car into a bush to save the remaining passengers. He explained that the police and the youth in the area have teamed up to apprehend the suspects.
The deceased left behind a wife and four children.