The usual hustle and bustle that characterizes the Kitase township, near Aburi in the Eastern Region, was interrupted at about 4pm last Wednesday when a gunshot was heard at a certain portion of the town.
The assembly member for the town, Elder Asomaning Koranteng, who was among the people who rushed to the place where the gunshot was heard, narrated that they found a man identified as Yaw Ofori – who was also popularly known in the community as Super and Alan Cash – lying back to the ground with a single barrel gun he was alleged to have used in committing suicide, lying on his chest.
They also found bullet wounds at the right side of the chest.
Kwadwo Boateng, an elder brother of the deceased, told DAILY GUIDE that his brother in recent times had taken to drinking alcohol which he suspected was as a result of frustration caused by a motor accident involving his taxi, which was badly damaged.
Sources in the town however, believe that Yaw Ofori, who is a steel bender by profession, sold his house located near the Peduase Lodge, to multiple bidders and which resulted in his being heavily indebted as the bidders wanted their monies refunded.
The source also confirmed the issue of his mangled taxi which according to them, is currently parked at the Aburi Police Station.
They added that such pressures could have pushed him into what they described as his dastardly act.
Yaw Ofori, whose corpse has since be taken to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital for autopsy by the Aburi police, left behind five children and a wife.
BY Solomon Ofori
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