Mobile Money Vendor Shot Dead At Akatsi
According to the Akatsi South Municipal Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Isaac Baah, their preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect, Regina Dagba, an 18-year-old girl from Asafotsi-Dagbakope, on April 20, sought the service of Agboli to pick her up to Adetsewui to meet her boyfriend, Etse Datsomor.
He said the deceased, after realising the suspect’s financial status, gave her Ghc3.00 to sort out her transportation fare.
She then took the deceased’s contact and called him the next day to thank him for his assistance.
The suspect asked him again to transport her to Kpetoe, which he obliged, even though his colleague riders advised him against it.
“Upon reaching Kpetoe, the suspect appealed to the deceased to take her to a village called Nyatsive, where the deceased had since not returned, causing fear and panic among his relations and friends,” Chief Superintendent Baah said.
He said the police, together with the suspect, lured her 20-year-old boyfriend (Etse Datsomor) from his hideout at Nyatsive in the Republic of Togo and arrested him on Monday, May 15.
During interrogation, they both admitted to having murdered the victim.
Chief Superintendent Baah said after a court order was obtained, the police and their Togolese counterparts were led by the second suspect to a site at Nyatsive, near Togo, where they found the body, which had “decomposed, leaving behind only the bones and skull.”
He also led the team to a nearby bush to retrieve the deceased’s motorbike, which was close to where he was allegedly murdered.
Meanwhile, the police added that efforts were underway to forward the bones to Accra for Forensic …As Insecurity Heightens
Zanu Mandela, a mobile money vendor in the Akatsi South municipality, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen near Holy Childhood Academy at Akatsi /in the Volta Region.
Mandela, a native of Akuave, in Akatsi South, who owned ‘Nezu Yayra’ mobile money shop, was shot severally by the unknown assailants on Tuesday evening, June 20, at about 1900 hours, while on his way home.
The sad development is said to have heightened a state of insecurity in the Akatsi township and its adjoining communities.
According to a Ghana News Agency (GNA) report, the deceased, who is also a popular motor rider in the town, was approaching his house when the gunmen emerged from their hideout, shot him on the spot, and bolted with his motorbike with registration number M-4-36-VR 23 and an undisclosed cash.
The deceased left behind a wife and two children.
Neyram Satsi, also an eyewitness, told the GNA that the deceased, in his 30s, was returning from work when the suspected gunmen emerged from a nearby hideout, and shot him at a close range.
“This is one humble guy that we all love to engage his services always. We do not know what should have necessitated this bad act,” he told the GNA.
Police sources have since confirmed the incident to the GNA and opened investigations into the heinous crime.
The police have recovered the body of deceased and deposited it at the St. Paul’s Hospital Morgue, awaiting autopsy.
Some residents within Akatsi South, the GNA observed, have been calling on the Akatsi South Municipal Security Council and the traditional authorities to bring the town to order, saying “criminal activities are becoming too rampant.”
Missing ‘Okada’ Rider
This is coming only a few weeks after a 28-year-old motor rider went missing in April, this year, leading to police in the town recovering some human skeletal parts suspected to be the remains of the boy.
Laboratory examination, while the suspect waits to appear in court on Friday, June 2.