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Koforidua-Okorase: Mobile Money Vendor Shot Dead

Koforidua-Okorase: Mobile Money Vendor Shot Dead

A mobile money agent has been killed by an armed robber at Tw3sonwin Junction at Okorase near Koforidua the Eastern Regional capital.

The armed robber ambushed 36-year-old Solomon Arhin and his friend Saturday, June 19, 2021, at about 11:14pm while returning home after closing of work and shot him in the chest.His friend Charles Dankwa who was accompanied during the attack escaped unhurt.


Charles Dankwa narrated to that while on their way home, they saw a man standing ahead of them making phone calls.

But suddenly heard the sound of a gunshot which both runs helter-skelter for safety but he was later informed at his hideout that Solomon Arhin has been shot dead in the chest.

Mohammed Shaibu a tenant in a house where the deceased fell and died after being shot said, he heard gunshots while in his room but a few minutes later he saw the victim running into his house shouting for help but came to see the victim lying in a supine position in a pool of blood wearing black shorts with a white shirt with gunshot wounds on the chest.

Two black backpacks containing cash of Ghc8,290.30, One HP Laptop with charger, one Infinix Mobile Phone, one Itel Mobile phone, one Android mobile phone, two small itel mobile phones, on Pendrive, a modem, earpiece, and some bank documents were found lying beside the victim.

His body has been deposited at St. Joseph Hospital morgue by police.



The murdered Solomon Arhin was a teacher at Behenase RC Basic School near Tinkon in Akuapem North Municipality. He was also a member of the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) of The Church of Pentecost in Koforidua.

The Residents Minister of PIWC-Koforidua Pastor Musa Yahaya led members of the church to commiserate with the bereaved family.

Present at the house of the victim was some National Executives of Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG), teachers from the school where he taught, and family members from Bremang in the Central Region.

The deceased left behind a pregnant wife and two children.




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