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General News of Saturday, 22 June 2019


Murder of 8 Chinese: Embassy runs to police to protect nationals in Ghana

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The Chinese Embassy in Ghana has bemoaned the insecurity in the country following the murder of eight of its nationals including Mr. Yoa Yong Xiang at TT quarry on April on April 1, 2019.

A leaked letter from the Ministry of the Interior sighted by and signed by Adelaide Anno-Kumi (Mrs) Chief Director on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Ambrose Dery, it directed the Inspector General of Police to act on the concern.

Excerpts of the reads “I forward, herewith, a copy of a note verbale No. 19-057 dated 8th April, 2019 received from the Chinese Embassy in Accra on the above subject matter. The Chinese Embassy Is by the letter under reference informing the Ghanaian authorities that eight (8) Chinese nationals have been killed under various circumstances In the country since 2018 with the latest being the killing of Mr. Yao Yong Xiang at TT Quarry in Tema on 1st April, 2019.

The Chinese Embassy is, therefore, seeking the support of the Ghana Police Service to safeguard the lives and properties of Chinese nationals in the country. Submitted for your necessary action, please.

It would be recalled that 58-year-old Mr. Yao Yong Xiang at TT, a Chinese national was attacked by unknown assailants and sustained injuries on the head due to an attack with a cement block by the robbers and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Suhum Government Hospital.

His attackers made away with seven mobile phones, 15,000 Chinese Yuan, GH¢ 37,000.00 and one HP laptop.

Five men suspected to be involved in the armed robbery of six Chinese men and killing one of them have been arrested including Dennis Atta Kwabena Senior 34, Daniel Atta Kwabena Junior 34, Yegbe Saviour 22, Richard Offei 26 and Kwaku Djin 19 who paraded themselves as land guards when they visited the resident of the Chinese nationals at Asuboi Anum.

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