A 59-year old Educationist in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Mr Donatus Kumah met his untimely death last Saturday dawn in a robbery attack at his residence at Anaji Queen of Peace in the metropolis.
The former Western Region Coordinator of the Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES) was shot dead by armed robbers at about 3am on Saturday.
Recounting the unfortunate incident, a stepson of the deceased, Theophilus Cromwell who was also in the house, said he heard a loud cry from the deceased room following a gunshot.
“While running towards the room I saw the shadow of the assailant who was escaping from the scene, only to meet my stepdad staggering out of his room with blood oozing from his chest” he narrated.
“I quickly raised an alarm and a co-tenant came to help my father into his car” he added
Unfortunately Mr. Kuma died on the way to the hospital. Nothing was stolen from the scene, Theophilus indicated.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that before the attack on the house of Mr. Kumah, there were robbery attacks on two separate houses in the same neighborhood.
According to the first victim, 29-year-old Adelaide Parker, at about 2am, she was awoken by a guy who pointed a gun to her head.
She said she was warned not to shout or she would be killed. The armed robber demanded money and other valuables.
Mrs. Parker said the robber took away three Samsung phones and an amount GH¢400.00.
Adelaide Parker explained there was a similar attack on them in April this year but that was not successful.
The paper also learnt that there was another unsuccessful attack on one of the houses in the vicinity due to the inability of the robbers to break through the sliding windows.
John Davis, assemblyman for Anaji Electoral Area expressed his surprise because security within the area had been calm although previously there had been incidents of break-ins but not to the extent of shooting somebody.
“It is very unfortunate but I believe it is a wake-up call for all of us as residents to come together to strengthen our private security”, the assembly man who is also the presiding member for Effia-Kwesimitsim Municipal, noted.
Meanwhile, the Western Regional Police Command has already commenced investigations into the robbery attacks.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi