Armed Robbers Kill Pensioner … molested grand-daughters sexually

The decease Hayford AkrofiA 60-year-old pensioner was shot dead by suspected armed robbers last Monday dawn at Asofan Soldier Line, Achimota, Accra.

One of his grand-daughters (name withheld) 25, was raped while another, 27, was also molested, sexually.

Hayford Akrofi, a former architect, was reportedly shot in his chest.

The two robbers, yet to be identified were reportedly armed with a pistol and knives.

Mr. Akrofi and his grand-daughters were sleeping when the armed robbers broke their door and attacked them.

Briefing The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, the Achimota District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Peter Yembilla said the police had a distress call at 4:00 dawn that some armed robbers were attacking some residents of Asofan.

A police team was dispatched to the area but by the time the team got there, they had bolted.

DSP Yembilla said during investigations the grand daughters told the police that at about 3:00 a.m., the two robbers, armed with knives and a pistol attacked them.

They were sleeping in the boys quarters when they heard a loud “bang” on their door.

The two men then entered their room, tied them and took away six mobile phones and GH¢60 before raping one and asking the other to suck their manhood.

They later marched them at gun point to Mr. Akrofi’s door, and ordered one of them to wake him up with the pretext that the other woman was ill.”

DSP Yembilla said Akrofi on hearing his grand-daughter’s voice opened the door and was attacked by the robbers.

The robbers   demanded for money from him, and but he said he was going for his wallet from his car, but was shot in the chest.

The women managed to free themselves and went to their grandfather’s room and found him in a pool of blood.

A complaint was laid with the Achimota police who rushed to the scene, only to find the assailants gone.

DSP Yembilla said police had begun investigations into the case.

He appealed to the public to provide reliable information to the police to help arrest the culprits. By Anita Nyarko

 

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