Robbers gun-down a man who identified them after a robbery attack


Five suspected robbers have shot and killed a middle-aged man who identified them after a raid at the Kumasi suburb of Bokankye residence of a staff of Newmont Ghana.

The gun-wielding assailants fired at Kwame Boateng, also known as Korotwiamansa, when he saw and identified them by names just as they were leaving the scene of the siege at about 7: 30 p.m on January 1, 2015.

Police say he died on the way whilst he was being rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Reports say the masked robbers, armed with two AK-47 assault rifles succeeded in robbing Antwi Boasiako, of one thousand Ghana cedis, two lap-top computers, six mobile phones and a flat- screen television set, at gun point.

According to reports, after the operation, the robbers unmasked themselves as they left the scene.

Just then, Boateng, who was then on his way to visit Mr. Antwi Boasiako came into contact with the robbers.

ASP Yusssif Mohammed Tanko is the Public Relations Officer for the Ashanti Regional Police Command.

“Time that they [robbers] entered the house where they robbed, they were wearing mask so they might have removed the mask as soon as they stepped-out of the house to take away any suspicion of anybody who will suspect an eye on them so they removed the mask. And this deceased was able to identify some of them and even believed to have mentioned some of the names so they shot him”.

Boateng, who survived by four kids was later picked by a Good Samaritan but died on the way to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where the body is being kept; awaiting autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Abuakwa police say they have arrested one Bismark Owusu, suspected to be a member of the gang.

“We’ve been able to arrest one Bismark Owusu who we suspect is one of the robbers and he’s currently assisting in investigations and we are trying very hard to ensure that through him we are able to link up with others and have them arrested. ASP Tanko has said.


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