According to a report by Joynews, some suspected armed robbers strangled a driver’s mate to death at Oborpah in the Upper Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region.
The three-man armed robbers reportedly tied the deceased’s hands and legs together during the operation at a filling station.
The driver’s mate, who was said to be sleeping under a truck parked at the Safety Fuel filling station, was mistaken for a security man on duty, according to an anonymous Police source.
The armed men stormed two separate filling stations during their operation and made away with a cash amount of GHC21,000. They first attacked the Safety Fuel filling station and bolted with GHC16,040 after they threatened the attendants on duty.
The Dademantse of the area, Moses Tetteh who confirmed the incident to JoyNews said the development has put fear in the residents.
“We are worried because there are robberies every now and then in this area. The police are near, but it is a surprise that they don’t fear them,” he stated.