Takoradi: GHC10,000 bounty put on killers of Switzerland-based businessman

The police are promising a GHC10, 000 reward to persons who would volunteer credible information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects

The police have placed a GHC10, 000 bounty on six armed men who shot and killed a Switzerland-based businessman in broad day light at Takoradi in the Western Region on Monday.

A statement issued by the Western Regional police command appealed to the public to volunteer credible information on the incident.

It further assured the public of their confidentiality, adding that the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has put sufficient measures in place to maintain law and order in the metropolis.

Below is the full statement:

Charles Kwakye, 61, was shot in his car on Monday by suspected robbers after withdrawing money at a bank in the company of his wife.

He died on Tuesday (13 April) from gunshot wounds, heath officials at the Takoradi Government Hospital confirmed.

Investigations reveal that the deceased had returned to Ghana from Switzerland to monitor his ongoing building projects in Takoradi.

Attack by six robbers
He was on board a Hyundai Sonata with registration number GE 4022-16 and had gone to Amanful to buy some building materials when he was accosted by six armed men.

“Whilst in their Hyundai Sonata private vehicle parked at Amanful, they were accosted and attacked by six armed men on motorbikes.

“One of them got hold of their traveling bag containing cash sum of 6,000 CFA, €50, 80 Switz Franc and GHC12,700,” a police statement said.

According to the police, Kwakye struggled with the armed men who shot then shot him and fled.

No arrest has since been made.



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