Takoradi: NPP Treasurer shot dead
The Takoradi Constituency Treasurer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Mark Ofori has been shot dead at his residence at Fijai in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region.
A security man who was also on duty was also shot dead by the same gunman who is currently at large.
According to the police, preliminary investigations show that the gunman entered a house where a 70-year-old night security man identified as Egya Adjabeng was on guard duty. The security man reportedly saw the robber and raised alarm.
The robber, who became offended by the conduct of the night security man, shot and killed him instantly then fled the scene to the next house, which happens to be the residence of the treasurer.
The robber after entering the second compound reportedly forced a slide-window open and used a car-jack to shove the burglar-proof apart and entered the room.
The robber's entry, the police said was detected by Mr Ofori, 45, and immediately the robber shot him twice at close range killing him instantly.
The police source said, the brother of the constituency treasurer, Mr Kweku Ofori who was then asleep in the next room, heard the blast of the gun and rushed out only to see the brother dead.
Source: Graphic Online