Two Killed At Asylum Down Robbery

Gunpoint robberyTwo people were killed under bizarre circumstances at a drinking spot at Asylum Down in Accra on Saturday evening.

They were identified as William Sarpong, 35, a private securityman with Ghana Airports Company Limited, and Sadam Abdulai, 22, a cafe attendant.

Confirming the incident to The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Freeman Tettey, of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Greater Accra Regional Police, said the incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. when Sarpong, who was then at the drinking spot, was shot by Abdulai, who was on a motorbike with a colleague.

Luck, however, eluded Abdulai when he attempted to jump on the motorbike to escape, but he fell in the process and the mob at the drinking spot lynched him.

According to DSP Tettey, Abdulai and his colleague were seen on a motorbike parading the drining spot.

Their action, he said, raised suspicion and without any provocation, Abdulai who was then sitting at the back of the motorbike stepped down, pulled a pistol and shot Sarpong who was sipping a drink at the drinking spot.

DSP Tettey said the accomplice in the crime, managed to escape, and mobilised a gang from Ayawaso East area who trooped to the drinking spot in an attempt to cause mayhem, but the timely intervention of the police, resulted in the arrest of 11 suspects.

DSP Tettey said the suspects were in police custody assisting with the police in investigations, while the bodies of the two have been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

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