A 48-YEAR-OLD Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Tema has been shot dead by unknown assailants at his residence at Community 25, in what residents suspect to be contract killing.
The deceased, Ebenezer Afiahagbe, was said to have been shot twice at the left side of his chest by three men wielding AK47 assault rifles.
The assailants, after shooting the man, reportedly fled the scene on motorbikes, leaving the deceased in a pool of blood.
Mortal remains of the deceased have since been deposited at the Police Hospital in Accra after he had died at the Tema General Hospital on arrival.
Information gathered indicated that the armed men used a car jack to break the burglary proof window to get access into his room after cutting barbed wires on the tall fence wall of his storey building house before he was shot, killing him instantly.
Preliminary investigations showed that the killers did not make away with anything. The assassinated EPA boss left behind a wife, two children and a house help.
When this paper visited the house that Monday, some parts of the building had been hit by bullets, deepening suspicion that the assailants shot indiscriminately.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, told DAILY GUIDE that the police had information on January 11, 2016 at about 2:30 am about a robbery attack at Dawhenya near Able Academy.
She said quickly, a patrol team was dispatched to the area and located the house but the killers had fled before their arrival.
According to her, the police entered the house and discovered the body of a male lying in a car ready to be conveyed to the hospital.
The incident has created fear among residents of the area as sympathizers, friends, and family members thronged the scene to console the widow and her children.
Later in the afternoon, the Minister for Environment, Mahama Ayariga and staff of EPA also called at the house to console the bereaved family.
From Vincent Kubi, Tema