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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 14 January 2019


35-year old security guard murdered by suspected herders

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A 35-yr old man has been shot and butchered to death by some suspected herders at Dukusen, near Agogo in the Ashanti Region.

The incident which occurred on Saturday was reported to the police at Agogo around 4p.m.

The deceased, David Ntiabak is a security guard with Scanfarms Ghana Limited, a local crop farming company at Agogo in the Asante Akyem North District.

According to the police, managers of the farm reported that the security guards at the farms tried driving away some cattle that were grazing on a Sorghum farm on Saturday but were not successful.

The guards later called for reinforcement to help them drive away the cattle who were destroying the farm.

However, the deceased, who was on his way to assist his fellow security guards ran into the herdsmen and was later found in a pool of blood.

He was rushed to the Agogo Presbyterian hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.

His body has been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

Police have since invited two other security guards for inquiries and investigations.

No arrests have been made at the time of filing this report.

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