Man shot dead in robbery operation on Ejura-Nkwanta road
A 50-year-old man, Kipo Sumaila, was shot dead by unidentified armed robbers on the Ejura-Nkwanta – Nyinase feeder road in the Ashanti Region on Monday, October 31, 2022.
Following a distress call received from Philip Appiah, Assemblyman of Ejura-Nkwanta, a team of Policemen proceeded to the robbery scene.
They found a 255 Massey Ferguson tractor with registration number AS 2736 Y parked in the middle of the road with deceased Kipo Sumaila aged 50 with a deep gunshot wound on the neck lying in a supine position in the trailer of the tractor dead.
The body was brought to Ejura Government Hospital and deposited at the morgue pending autopsy.
Intelligence gathered led Police to St. Luke Hospital Kasei and found victims Ibrahim Iddrisu aged 40 with gun wounds in the stomach and right hip in critical condition as well as Masawudu Sumaila aged 20, son of the deceased also with a minor injury at the back receiving treatment at the emergency unit.
Victim Masawudu Sumaila told Police that he and the father now deceased were on board the said tractor returning to their village, Kpaliguni at about 1830 hours when on reaching a section of the road they were attacked by armed men three of them being Fulani extraction.
According to the victim, one of the armed men asked the father to surrender all the money on him but he refused and rather rushed on the armed man who shot him twice in the neck.
The robbers took away an unspecified amount and some mobile phones belonging to the victims.
Unfortunately, the Police did not meet the perpetrators at the scene as they had already fled.
The Police have, however, alerted informants to volunteer credible information for their arrest.
Meanwhile, victim Ibrahim Iddrisu who was receiving treatment at St. Luke’s hospital, Kasei passed on in the early hours of Tuesday.
His body was moved and deposited at the Ejura Government hospital morgue.