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Police place GHC10, 000 bounty on killers of Takoradi businessman

The police are offering GHC10, 000 to informants who will help arrest the six armed men who shot and killed a Switzerland-based Ghanaian businessman in Takoradi on Monday

Charles Kwakye, 61, together with his wife were attacked by the suspected armed robbers at Amanful, a suburb in Takoradi

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

Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Western Regional Police Commander DCOP Felix Fosu Agyeman said the bounty will be given to any individual or group that will provide credible information leading to the arrest of the robbers

“We have intensified our operations after the recent armed robbery attacks, we have increased both day and night patrols. We have also adopted stop and search of both motorbikes and vehicles while urging them to cooperate with the police,” DCOP Agyeman said

Kwakye 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

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

“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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