A Taxi driver at Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region popularly known as ‘Obontia,’ 28 has been murdered by suspected assassins in his residence.
Youth of the area who were incensed about the murder stormed the crime scene and set the house occupied by both the deceased and the main suspect, ablaze.
According to the police, the assailants deceptively hired the services of the deceased taxi driver to pick some items from the house but ended up killing him.
The Oda District Police Commander, DSP Samuel Ntoso explained the Daily Heritage that the police received distress calls at about 8pm on Wednesday from the area, hence, led a team of police officers to the scene.
According to DSP Ntoso, initial police investigations revealed that the assailants were led by Emmanuel Agyei, 22, a man who sometimes visits the home of the taxi driver to occupy the house whose owner is outside the country.
He said the taxi driver was found dead with cuts and blood outside the house. Behind the body was a sack which contained a locally manufactured single barreled gun and a stick, while the KIA Picanto Taxi of the deceased with registration number GW9380-16 was packed in the walled house.
He said the police moved into the house to mount a search and apprehend the assailants, but they absconded before police arrival.
Informants told the police that the suspect brought two strange men to stay in the house three days earlier but they varnished after the murder.
The informants also told the police that they heard ‘distress noise’ of the deceased shouting “they are killing me,” prior to his demise.
The angry youth in the area stormed the scene around 1am to set ablaze the house to avenge the death of the taxi driver.
DSP Ntoso mentioned that a joint re-enforcement team of police and military from Achiease Jungle warfare came to the scene to prevent the rampaging youth from further damages.
Later, fire service officials reported at the scene to put out the fire. He said the police have mounted manhunt for all the suspected assailants.
Yesterday morning when news broke about the arrest of two of the suspects, Suleman Dauda, 20, and Joseph Arthur, the youth stormed the police station against to kill the two suspects, but were prevented by the armed police officer on duty.
Source: Daily Heritage
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