Issah Imoro, 52, a gold buyer from Wassa Saaman, a community close to Wassa Akropong in the Amenfi East Municipality of the Western Region, was shot and killed by a group of armed robbers.
According to sources, the deceased was attacked by armed robbers after he had left work on Saturday, August 27.
Frederick Korankye, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Amenfi East, confirmed the incident on Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning program. He said the armed robbers made off with an unknown sum of money, gold bars, and a few cell phones before running into the nearby bush.
“Around 10pm. . .I received a call from the Police Commander that a gold buyer has been killed by armed robbers. He had even gotten home and parked his vehicle. He was there with his child when one of the armed robbers pulled a pump action and demanded his bag. He handed over the bag to the armed robber and started shouting after a few minutes for help. Unknowingly, one of the armed robbers was hiding in the bush, he fired gunshots and killed the gold buyer instantly,” he said.
The police command, according to the MCE, has started an investigation to apprehend the armed robbers as as possible.
“The police command has started investigations. We have retrieved information about the possible whereabouts of the armed robbers and we are sure the police will soon arrest them. Most of the illegal miners have employed the services of armed macho men protecting their mining sites. We suspect that these armed macho men are behind these robberies because we are fighting galamsey and they are jobless as we speak. We have retrieved some of the guns from them but most of the still have them,” he said.
The deceased left behind two wives and three children.