The refusal of a Prison Officer to surrender GHc 340 and a handbag containing other belongings have led to his untimely death during a robbery operation on the Asiakwa-Apedwa stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway in the Eastern Region.
According to officials of the Ghana Police Service, the 59-year-old Dzaka Francis Mawunyo was among the victims of a robbery incident that took place between Brimso and Enyinasi on the Asiakwa-Apedwa stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway in the Eastern Region on Thursday afternoon.
Initial investigations made by the Police suggest that three (3) armed men suspected to be of Fulani origin stopped the vehicles and robbed the passengers of their belongings including cash and mobile phones.
It was further disclosed that a 46-seater Hyundai bus with registration number AP 260-22 amongst the vehicles robbed had one of the passengers killed being the security officer, Dzaka Francis Mawunyo.
The Police source says the robbers ordered the deceased to surrender his bag but he resisted and as a result, one of the robbers armed with a pump-action gun fired at him at close range by the left eye killing him instantly.
The robbers afterwards collected the bag of the deceased.
However, a search conducted on the deceased found an amount of GHc 340.00 and one prison ID card bearing his name, Dzaka Francis Mawunyo.
Meanwhile, other passengers aboard the bus surrounded their belongings to the suspected criminals including mobile phones and cash granting them safety without any harm.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Kibi Government Hospital morgue pending autopsy while one other passenger identified as Francis Adusei, 22 years and a student of Akrokeri College of Education has been admitted at the Emergency Ward of the same hospital responding to treatment.