E/R: One shot dead as robbers attack filing station on Easter Monday

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One person was shot dead when armed robbers attacked Goodness Energy Filling Station in Akyem Osiem in the Abuakwa North Municipality of the Eastern Region of Ghana on Easter Monday.

According to ASP Fred Kpetigo, Crime Officer of Abuakwa North Police Command, the incident happened on Monday 5th April, 2021 at about 7:20pm when the four men armed with three pump action guns and a knife attacked Goodness Energy Filling station.

The armed men fired indiscriminately resulting in the death of one Nuhu Yashawu aged 32, who was escaping from the scene.

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Another person, 71-year-old Padmore Ofosu, was also hit at the back by a pellet but has been treated and discharged.

The robbers took away the night sales, the sum of which is not yet known, and a Motorola phone belonging to the night security man, Adamu Zakari aged 30 years.

Five empty cartridges were retrieved at the scene.

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The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Hawa Memorial hospital Mortuary Osiem for autopsy whilst police has commenced investigations into the crime.

No arrest has been made as at the time of filing this report.

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