Takoradi: Robbers kill Switzerland-based Ghanaian businessman

A gang of six robbers shot the Switzerland-based Ghanaian businessman in the company of his wife and fled with over GHC12,000

A Ghanaian businessman based in Switzerland has been shot dead in Ghana’s harbour city of Takoradi, the police have confirmed.

Charles Kwakye, 61, was shot in his car on Monday by suspected robbers after withdrawing money at a bank in the company of his wife.

He died on Tuesday (13 April) from gunshot wounds, heath officials at the Takoradi Government Hospital confirmed.

Investigations reveal that the deceased had returned to Ghana from Switzerland to monitor his ongoing building projects in Takoradi.

Attack by six robbers

He was on board a Hyundai Sonata with registration number GE 4022-16 and had gone to Amanful to buy some building materials when he was accosted by six armed men.

“Whilst in their Hyundai Sonata private vehicle parked at Amanful, they were accosted and attacked by six armed men on motorbikes.

“One of them got hold of their traveling bag containing cash sum of 6,000 CFA, €50, 80 Switz Franc and GHC12,700,” a police statement said.

According to the police, Kwakye struggled with the armed men who shot then shot him and fled.

No arrest has since been made.

Fred Dzakpata

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