A mobile money agent has been killed by an armed robber at Okorase near Koforidua the Eastern Regional capital. The deceased Solomon Arhin was shot in the chest by his assailant in an attempted robbery. The incident is happening at the back of concerns of growing insecurity in the country due to rise in deadly robbery attacks in parts of the country.
According to an eyewitness, the armed robber ambushed 36 year old Solomon Arhin a mobile money agent and his friend Charles Dankwa Saturday June 19,2021 at about 11:14pm while returning home after close of work and shot him in the chest.
His friend Charles Dankwa who was accompanying him during the attack escaped unhurt. Charles Dankwa told journalists that while on their way home ,they saw a man standing ahead of them making phone calls.
But suddenly heard sound of a gunshot which jolted them, causing them to run for their lives. He was later informed at his hideout that Solomon Arhin has been shot dead in the chest.
Mohammed Shaibu a tenant in a house where the deceased fell and died after being shot said, he heard gunshots while in his room but few minutes later he saw the victim running into the house shouting for help but came to see the victim lying in a supine position in a pool of blood
Two black backpacks containing several items including an amount of GHC 8,290 ,One HP Laptop with charger ,an Infinix Mobile Phone, some bank documents among others were found lying beside the victim.
His body has been deposited at St. Joseph Hospital morgue by police.
Residents of Tw3sonwin Junction say police responded late to incident despite being a stone throw to the Okorase police station. They also decried poor visibility at night due to inadequate functioning streetlights.
The deceased left behind a pregnant wife and two children.