Military officers shoot 33-year-old taxi driver dead in Asamankese; residents angry

Military officers shoot 33-year-old taxi driver dead in Asamankese; residents angry

- A 33-year-old taxi driver has been shot dead by military officers in Asamankese

- They shot him in the head through the windshield of the cab he was driving

- According to an eye witness, the officers abandoned the taxi driver after shooting him

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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that military officers have shot a taxi driver to death in the Eastern Region town of Asamankese.

The incident occurred on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Military officers shot 33-year-old taxi driver in the head to death in Asamankese; residents angry
Military officers shot 33-year-old taxi driver in the head to death in Asamankese; residents angry
Source: UGC

There has been massive public outcry since the grisly murder of the 33-year-old deceased identified as Yaw George.

Roadblocks were mounted on the town’s major thoroughfare by angry residents demanding justice for their maimed kindred. The irate residents also besieged the town’s police station over the heinous murder, sources close to the development told YEN.com.gh.

According to a report filed by Starrfm.com.gh, the 33-year-old deceased was shot Monday morning while driving a taxi with registration number GR 3847-21 and escorting a truck transporting his lumber.

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The military officers the outlet reported were chasing the lumber truck and the taxi driver now deceased. The officers opened fire through the back windshield of the car killing the 33-year-old instantly on approaching the Police barrier on the Asamankese to Accra road.

“They shot him in the dead,” Accra-based Starr FM quoted an eye witness as saying.
“They even abandoned him and were still pursuing the truck so it was the police officers who noticed the shooting incident and chased the military officers to report themselves to the Police,” the witness added.

The Acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergeant Francis Gomado confirmed the incident saying the media will be briefed after the preliminary investigation is completed.

Meanwhile, four military officers and five civilians were arrested in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

According to a report filed by Citi News, the nine, all armed with guns, robbed the Executive Quarry site in Gomoa Ojobi and bolted with GHS10,000.

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They also made away with one IBM laptop computer, one HP laptop, two system units, one money counting machine, a printer, and two security cameras all valued at GHS20,000.

Speaking to the media, the Central Regional Police PRO, DSP Irene Oppong said the director of the company lodged the complaint after the incident occurred around 11:30 am on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

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