A former Headteacher of the Bantama SDA Primary School in the Sene West District in the Bono East Region has been shot and killed by suspected armed robbers on the Bantama Kwame Danso road.
The incident occurred on Thursday evening at about 7:00pm.
The teacher, Elijah Asante, who was one of the enumerators for the 2021 Population and Housing Census met his untimely death on his way home from an ongoing workshop for field officers in the District capital.
Speaking to JoyNews’ Anass Sabit, brother of the deceased, Enoch Asante, said that at the time his brother was stopped, the robbers had asked some passengers from another vehicle they had stopped to lie down.
“He was on a motorbike, so they stopped him too. After stopping him, we were not there, but what we heard was that there was a gunshot and one person was dead. So they reported it to the police, they rushed to the scene and picked the body to the hospital.”
According to the residents, this is not the first robbery case or murder they have witnessed in the community. They appealed to the government for a heightened security service, stating that they are shaken by the incidents.
“We are appealing to the government to also bring more police and security in the district so the teachers in the villages can be protected from these cases, especially those still doing the course.”
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