Mobile Money merchant fatally shot by armed robbers in Takoradi
Armed robbers have shot a mobile money merchant on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Ahenkofi, a suburb of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis at about 7 pm.
Two young men who appeared in the shop of the merchant (Joseph Amoah) demanded for all his sales with full force and aggressiveness on that very evening.
According to the victim, the two men appeared in his shop and demanded for his daily sales with a gun which they took his bag containing all his money. The victim after they took the bag began to shout to draw attention by people nearby which made the robbers angry and shot him three times in his thighs.
Joseph said, “The two men came and demanded for money, one of the them is tall whiles the other is short. Both were armed and asked for my money, we struggled a bit but they won the fight and took my bag. I started to shout for help which made them angry and shot my thighs three times and left”.
Joseph is currently at the hospital receiving treatment for the sustained wounds.
An Eye witness also gave his account, ” Joseph is my friend from school, the incident happened a few minutes after speaking with him and left. I heard gun shots and came back and saw my friend helplessly on the floor with three bullets on the floor. This would not have happened if I didn’t leave”.
Another Information was that, the mobile money is being Joseph and his sister. The incident has left many wondering why that particular shop was the target.