Two unknown assailants on Tuesday night shot and killed a 55-year old businessman at Tema Community four throwing the whole community into a state of shock and mourning.

Mr Samuel Ayiba, the victim, was shot in the forehead at close range in his car, leading to the mutilation of the right side of his face.


Briefing the media, Commissioner of Police (COP) Prosper Agblor, Director General of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service said information gathered at the scene indicated that the incident occurred at about 22:30 hours.

COP Agblor said the deceased, who resides with his family at house number C4 E74, came out to properly park his vehicle, a Toyota Highlander with registration number GT 449-14, after the area?s electricity was restored.

He said according to eyewitnesses, the two suspected robbers, who were wielding guns, fired some warning shots to disperse a group of young men having discussions under a tree near the victim?s residence.

He said the two then confronted the victim, who was reversing his car, shot him and rode away on a motorcycle.

The Director General of CID, who led a team of investigators, comprising of officers from the Homicide Squad, a ballistic expert, and the Crime Scene Team to the scene and the Tema General Hospital morgue, where the body has been deposited, said the cartridge retrieved at the premises indicated that the assailants used either a shot gun or a locally manufactured gun.

He regretted that residents were not vigilant enough to apprehend the suspected robbers, noting that, the public should know that one could not fire continuously when using a short gun since after every shot it must be reloaded.

On the issue of criminals using motorbikes to perpetuate crimes, he gave the assurance that the Police Service would continue to seize such motorbikes, especially those without registration numbers.

COP Agblor called on the public to volunteer information on the suspected criminals to help the Police to apprehend the suspects to ensure peace in the Tema Region, and that, the Police will reward the informants and would not reveal their identities.

When the Ghana News Agency visited the residence of the victim, scores of people were seen discussing the issue whilst others were consoling the family.

The GNA saw blood stains inside the victim?s car and in front of his residence.

The wife of the victim, Nana Ama, told the GNA that at about 22:30 hours when the power was restored, she woke her husband up and told him to take his bath.

The 32-year-old hairdresser said she then left her husband to attend to other house chores until she heard the gun shot.

She expressed surprise to see her husband shot in the car, since she did not see him going out.

Some residents told the GNA that the assailants prior to the killing of Mr Ayiba, embarked on car robbing in the vicinity and allegedly shot one man in the knee. GNA


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