Armed men kill owner of fuel station in Ashanti Region

The owner of Sky Filling Station was shot at the Asuodei branch in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region by unknown armed men

Some unidentified gun men on Wednesday killed Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, owner of Sky Filling Station, in the Ashanti Region.

It follows an attack on the Asuodei branch of Sky Filling Station located in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region.

Reports say the armed men sped off on a motorbike with unspecified amount of money after the attack.

Frank Bashiru, assembly member for the area, who confirmed the incident to, said residents are now living in fear following Wednesday’s incident.

“Actually, the incident happened around 5:30 pm but then I was also in a meeting at Kumasi, so, when I rushed home, true to information the man was dead,” he said.

“Usually around 5pm he normally comes out to sit by the filling station and perform ablution and we all enter the mosque, which is close to the filling station and we pray together. So, the man came out and saw some guys coming, thinking they were coming to buy fuel, according to one of his boys.”

Bashiru stated: “They just walk inside the filling station and before the boy could realise, they were exchanging words with Alhaji, they were holding a sack with guns. They shot him about three times and entered the bush still firing guns.”

The deceased was buried on Thursday, 29 October 2020 in accordance with Islamic customs.

No cause for alarm

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police command has assured residents that the region is safe, despite a series of robberies recorded over the past few weeks.

Godwin Ahianyo, the regional police spokesperson, has debunked reports suggesting the region is no longer safe.

“Let me just assure the general public that Kumasi is safe, we just recorded isolated cases, it is not that Kumasi is unsafe, it is ungovernable and that there is insecurity in the region.

“As I am speaking to you now, I am around Adiebeba heading towards Ahodwo, people are going about their normal activities without any fear or whatsoever, so I am just assuring everybody that Kumasi is safe,” Ahianyo emphasised.

Fred Dzakpata

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