Police in the Upper West Region have mounted a search for two Fulani men who allegedly robbed occupants of a KIA Rhino truck, killing the driver on Tuesday at the outskirts of Tanina, a farming community along the Wa-Kumasi highway.
The truck with registration number AW-7346-13 belonged to a company named Baah Enterprise. It had a driver and two other occupants who were returning to Wa, after distributing drinks to clients at Sawla, when they were attacked.
According to the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Police Service in the Upper West Region, Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng, the two Fulani men emerged from the bush and fired shots at the driver and two offside tyres of the vehicle.
He explained that, with the driver injured in the left shoulder and jaw, the suspects were able to rob their victims of an unspecified amount of money and mobile phones and bolted into the bush.
Inspector Boateng said police personnel at a barrier close to the scene of the crime rushed there upon hearing the shots, and took the driver, 37-year-old Prosper Naazale, to the Wa Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Inspector Boateng said the police was working assiduously to locate the suspects and ensure that they were made to face the law.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Wa Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Francis Aboagye Nyarko, has reiterated his call on drivers to seek police escort before traveling out of Wa in the evenings.
FROM LYDIA DARLINGTON FORDJOUR, WA