Soldier killed by unknown gunmen

Sgt George Boakye,the deceased

Sgt George Boakye,the deceased

A soldier attached to the Office of the President was shot and killed when two armed men attacked and snatched his vehicle at Tema Community 19 in Accra last Friday.

Sergeant George Boakye, who is attached to the First Lady’s Office, was reported to have been shot several times by the unidentified gunmen who absconded thereafter.

The deceased was reported to have parked his car at Abatoir to attend to nature’s call when his killers emerged from the bush and demanded for his car and shot him.

Sergeant Boakye was said to have been rushed to the 37 Military Hospital by a good Samaritan, where he died while receiving treatment.

The Accra Regional Police Command Public Relations Officer (PRO) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge confirmed the story to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday.

She said on January 12, at 11p.m. the police received a distress call from an unknown caller indicating that there were sporadic gunshots at Tema Community 19.

ASP Tenge said: “Papa 153 Patrol” team proceeded to the scene where they found a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration number CR 1341-15 having involved in an accident on a Tema Community 19 bridge.

The Police PRO said investigations revealed that the said vehicle was snatched  from the owner at Community 19 near the Accra Abattoir area by armed robbers who shot the occupant several times.

She said the victim was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital by a good Samaritan but died while receiving medical attention.

ASP Tenge said a search in the car led to the discovery of a military identity card with service number 193294 bearing the name Sergeant George Boakye of the Ghana Armed Forces, who was attached to the Office of the President.

She said the body had been deposited at the hospital for preservation and autopsy.

The Police PRO said the investigations were being carried out, and called on the public to provide reliable information to the police to apprehend the suspects.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

 

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