THREE MEMBERS of a family, including 57-year-old chief of Sota, a farming community near Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, were shot dead in the full glare of the public on Sunday at Mangoetsonya, Afienya near Accra.
The deceased persons—Nene Tetteh Pateku, the chief, his 32-year-old nephew, Peter Tometey Dartey and 65-year-old head of the family, Fred Kwaku Tei—were killed by the unknown assailants on a jungle motorbike.
So far, no suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident which has thrown the whole area into a state of fear and shock.
The incident, which police described as targeted murder, occurred at 9:30 am when the chief and his relatives were travelling to Ningo for a meeting in their Toyota Corolla Saloon car with registration number AS 6784-14, being driven by the chief. The unidentified men, said to be wielding an AK47 assault rifle and riding on a yellow and black jungle motorbike, were said to have accosted the family members and fired at them severally.
The lifeless bodies of the three persons have been conveyed to the Police Hospital in Accra for pathological examination and preservation.
Greater Accra Regional crime scene investigators, crime officers from the Tema Regional Police Command and the Regional Police Commander together with officers from Dodowa and Afienya and the Greater Accra Regional Minister have visited the scene for firsthand information and commencement of investigations into the incident.
Chief Superintendent Samuel Kwesi Ofori, Commander of the Dodowa Divisional Police Headquarters, briefed DAILY GUIDE that the assailants crossed the victims opposite an Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) substation in the area and fired sporadically, killing the three persons in the car instantly, before they fled the scene.
“The pillion rider, who was wearing a batakari with the gun hidden in it, alighted after they had crossed them and without any confrontation, shot at them intermittently, killing everyone onboard the car,” the police boss indicated.
He said the police had commenced investigations into the incident and appealed to the public to assist them with information for a handsome reward.
Source: Daily Guide