Armed Robber Shoots Old Man to Death at Akyem Asuom


An armed robber has killed an old man at Akyem Asuom in the Eastern region

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, Police at Asuom on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at about 3:10am received information that armed robbers had attacked a food vendor opposite the Asuom Clinic and had shot one person.

Police upon receipt of the information rushed to the scene with the District Officer in charge of 4 men and the service driver to the scene.

He said the Police team met one Gladys Senagbe the food vendor who showed the body of a deceased person lying in a pool of blood with a gunshot on the head.

The said Gladys Senagbe identified the deceased as one Amos Dadebor alias Congo aged about 80 years.

Gladys Senagbe told Police that on the same day at about 2:50am, she heard her dogs barking and the deceased who was lying outside on a mattress in the corridor ordered the person to stop but the robber shot at him killing him instantly.

That the robber then shot at her door four times, opened the door, and robbed her of all her money.


Police combed the place and were able to retrieve four spent shells of AK 47.

Gladys told Police that the robber was the only person with a face mask and spoke pidgin and Ewe Language.

The body has been deposited at the Kade Government Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Meanwhile, the Asuom Youth Association has called on the Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akufo Dampare to equip the local Police to enable them to fight crime in the area.

The call by the youth follows the latest killing of a man on Thursday dawn in the community by armed robbers.

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