Malian Killed In Failed Armed Robbery
A 28-YEAR-OLD Malian national has been lynched after failed armed
robbery on a mobile money vendor at Community 4, a suburb of Tema in the
Greater Accra Region.
The deceased, Awal Mohammed together with his accomplice who were
face masked and wielding a pistol were said to have attacked and shot a mobile
money vendor in the leg in an attempt of robbing the victim of valuables.
However, the victim raised an alarm and the deceased was
immediately arrested and strung up but his accomplice managed to escape.
His corpse has since been conveyed to the Police Hospital morgue
for preservation and autopsy but the victim however is responding to treatment
at the hospital.
Confirming the incident to DAILY GUIDE, Deputy Superintendent
of Police (DSP) Joseph Obenefo Darkwah, spokesman of the Tema Regional Police
Command explained that the police on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, received a
distress call at about 4:00pm to the effect that two young men on a motorbike,
wielding a pistol had attacked and shot a mobile money vendor in the leg.
According to him, the police advanced to the scene and met the
deceased unconscious after the deceased was being lynched and had asked for
He mentioned that one Glock pistol with six rounds of ammunition
was retrieved from the deceased.
DSP Darkwah further indicated that police also retrieved from the
scene a facemask and one motorbike with registration number, M-19-GR 1017 which
the suspects used in the criminal operation.
The victim had been rushed to the nearest hospital for medical
treatment, according to the police spokesman but Awal was pronounced dead on
arrival when he was immediately rushed to the Police Hospital for treatment.
He appealed to the public to assist the command with information that will lead to the arrest of the second suspect who is currently on the run.
From Vincent Kubi, Tema