A 35-year-old driver at the Mampong Center for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine, Emmanuel Osae Kumi is alleged to have been shot dead by unknown assailants at Yensiso near Kwamboso in the Akuapem North District of the Eastern Region.
The incident which has been confirmed by the Akuapem-Akropong Divisional Crime Commander, ASP Tony Adepa has raised fear and panic within the area.
The 35-year-old who is also a partime driver of his own taxi was believed to have been attacked on Sunday evening.
Peace FM’s Eastern Regional correspondent, Micheal Akrofi said according to the residents, they reported the incident to the police when they heard a gunshot at around 8:00pm in the evening of the said day.
Though none of them came out to witness the incident, a farmer was believed to have called the attention of the police to the lifeless body in a grave on his way to farm the following day (Monday).
“I realized there was a struggle between some people, so along the way I then observed some blood stains…so I traced it to where Emma was buried,” he narrated to the police.
Information gathered by the residents also indicates that, the taxi with registration number GB 6080-12 which the deceased was driving before his untimely death was snatched away from him by the murderers.
However, the Police retrieved a locally manufactured pistol gun on the grave which Emmanuel Osae Kumi was buried.
“We retrieved the body from the grave, he was shot in the stomach and a deep cut on his neck was also noticed,” ASP Adepa said.
The body has since being taken to the Police hospital for autopsy whiles investigation is ongoing.