Sogakope: One dead, another injured after unknown gunmen attack rice farm

The tragic event occurred on Monday (20 May) when workers on the rice farm were loading harvests onto a truck

A local rice farmer, Peter Sina, in Sogakope in the South Tongu district of the Volta Region was shot and killed by unknown gunmen on Monday (20 May 2024).

The incident occurred on his farm in Yorme, a rice farming community in the district at about 7pm. The assailant also shot one of Peter’s workers known as Kafui, on the farm.

Kafui sustained injuries from the gunshot and currently receiving medical treatment at the Ho Teaching Hospital.

The tragic event occurred when workers on the rice farm were loading harvests onto a truck.

Sources disclosed to Asaase News that, Peter was in the farmhouse when he heard a gunshot.

Knowing that his workers were loading the produce, he came out to see what was happening on his farm and in the process, he was shot by the unknown tags.

He was pronounced dead at the Sogakope District Hospital where he was rushed to for medical attention.

The deceased also owned a popular rice mill site and a guest house in the area.

He left behind a wife and four children. However, the Sogakope Divisional Police Command has commenced an investigation into the case.

In the past four years, at least two young entrepreneurs have been killed in Sogakope by unknown gunmen.

Reporting by Albert Kuzor in the Volta Region

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