24 December 2013

Ghana: Banker Manager Gunned Down

Gunmen in the early hours of last Sunday shot and killed the Akosombo branch manager of Zenith Bank, Mr. Kwesi Sekye Prah, at his Tema Community 25 home.

Mr. Prah's killing brings to two the number of banking personnel who were killed in circumstances police suspected to be contract killing in one month.

It will be recalled that exactly a month ago, 21st November, 2013, a female staff of Stanbic Bank head office, Miss Rosemond Nyampong, was killed in her home at Baatsona Kotobabi Number Two, also at Tema.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Olivia Turkson, who confirmed the story to The Chronicle, said so far there has not been any arrest in connection with the latest incident.

According to ASP Turkson, police initial investigations revealed that the late Prah and the family, made up of his wife, two children and a caretaker by name David Appiah, live at Tema Community 25.

The PRO stated that at about 0300 hours on Sunday, the gunmen scaled the fence wall, and managed to enter the main house where they broke the door of the caretaker and took him hostage. They later directed him (caretaker) to take them to the owner of a white KIA SORENTO with registration ER 2254-11, which belonged to the bank manager.

Police continued that the manager on hearing an unusual noise opened his door which is directly opposite the caretaker's to see what was going on.

The armed men on seeing him fired his left rib, picked a bag containing napkins and went away. The wounded manager descended from the one storey building and attempted to follow the assailants but he fell in the process.

Information got to the police patrols from Prampram and Kpone who went to pick and sent him to the Tema General Hospital where he died. The body has since been deposited at the Tema General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

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