- The Western Region Police have placed a bounty on the killers of a Ghanaian based in Switzerland
- The man was returning from the bank with his wife in their private vehicle when armed men approached and shot him
- They made away with the undisclosed money he withdrew from the bank
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Police in the Western Region have placed a Ghs10,000 bounty on the killers of Charles Kwakye.
Kwakye, the 61-year-old Ghanaian based in Switzerland, was shot by six armed men in the presence of his wife, Monica Nda, leading to his death.
They were attacked by armed men on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Amanful, a suburb of Takoradi.
The couple who went to the bank to withdraw some money were trailed by the robbers after leaving the bank premises in their private car.
They encountered the men upon reaching Amanful East when the robbers on motorbikes demanded that they handed over the cash.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, the Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Felix Fosu Agyeman, said the bounty will be given to any individual or group that will provide credible information leading to the arrest of the robbers
“We have intensified our operations after the recent armed robbery attacks, we have increased both day and night patrols.
“We have also adopted stop and search of both motorbikes and vehicles while urging them to cooperate with the police,” he added.
He urged residents to be security conscious in their daily activities.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported about the robbery which was captured on video and the video shared on Facebook, sparking massive reactions and comments.
Fredrick Osae writes, “People trying to create a state of insecurity in the country by killing innocent souls.”
“This has become a thing, daylight robbery, my friend had an experience in traffic in Accra...They wait and attack in traffic with knives and guns, extort money at gunpoint......Hm .... Ghana ....,” Bob Acquah Junior added.
“We know the system is hard but that’s not the best way to go…,” Bernard Kwame Heart, adding: “Daylight robbery too rampant in taadi.”
Bilintoh Abdal said, “Too bad.... the insecurity in the country is becoming one too many.” Moretta Lensah added, “Hmm these people are caught and later released into the society again. Why won't it continue? if you take a life, they take your life too, you get human right activist wearing their suits on tv talking rubbish.”
Kobbie Ray wrote, “All boils down to the head! If the president sees security as his main priority, he'll do everything in his wisdom to provide top-notch security for all. But his priority now is taxing, whiles the heartless robbers are killing us at will, he's also taxing us alongside.
“You go to the so-called top residential areas, you'll see armed soldiers guarding just a house! Whiles several citizens are at the mercy of the ruthless robbers! I don't really blame those up there! It's we the downtrodden folks who stupidly allow this to happen through the useless politics we do.”
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