A marketing officer of Vodafone Ghana, Ebo Panford- Quainoo was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified armed robbers at his residence at Sakumono, near Jotasa Pharmacy, in the Greater Accra Region, on Wednesday.
According to the police the robbers, said to be wielding pump-action gun, are believed to be the masterminds of another attack on some other residents at Vulcanizer, a suburb of Sakumono, an hour earlier.
The police said the deceased is a 30 year-old officer who works with the Marketing Department of Vodafone Ghana head office in Accra.
His distressed wife who he had married for four months and was also in the house, is said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed health facility, apparently from trauma even though she was said not to have been harmed by the robbers.
The Accra Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mrs Afia Tenge, who narrated the incidence to newsmen said the police, in their preliminary investigations, established that the incident took place about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Ebo Panfordwas said to have been hit by a bullet while the robbers fired indiscriminately into the windows of his bedroom, the police revealed.
The deceased’s wife told the police that she and they returned home from work on Tuesday night and decided to pray in the hall before retiring to bed. After the prayer session, the wife then decided to sleep in the hall, “but at dawn she heard a loud noise from their bedroom, prompting her to rush there only to find her husband in a pool of blood.”
The woman is said to have quickly given the robbers an amount of GH¢150, which was all the money she had at the time, mobile phones, lap tops and other electronic gadgets after which the robbers fled.
The deceased’s wife then tried to raise an alarm immediately and called on some neighbours to help take her wounded husband to the hospital, but “no help came”.
The police said it was until later when the police patrol arrived at the scene that the victim was taken to the Police Hospital, in Accra, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The police also added that Ebo Panford had sold his car through an online platform recently and the robbers were demanding the proceeds.
The police in their investigations surrounding the circumstances of the death of the Vodafone officer, found out that some residents at 'Vulcaniser', an area at Sakumono, had also been attacked in their compound house.
The police said one of the victims, a pastor whose name is being withheld, told them that he was returning from church about 12 midnight, when two armed men followed him until he quickly entered his room and locked it up.
The suspected robbers, who were wielding a pump-action gun, fired into the room of the landlady of the house but no one was hurt.
UPDATE: A Joy FM source has revealed that assailants of Ebo Panford Quainoo wanted some money the deceased had made from the sale of his BMW car. Word going on in his neighbourhood is that a business partner of Ebo might have tipped the robbers off as it looked planned and specifically targeted towards the deceased.
The police and National security have started investigations around the clock to catch up with the perpetrators.