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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Murder: Student shot dead in Ho

Percy Kafui Nbuakey, a 32 year old final year student of E.P University College in Ho was shot dead last Friday night by an assailant at a Primary school opposite the E.P church cathedral at Ho Kpodzi.  A man whose house is close to the school told US FM in Ho that, he was going to bed when he heard a gunshot and a sequence loud cry for help at about 11:15pm from the school compound.
 He then rushed there with some people from the neighborhood and upon reaching the school they met a lady with the young man lying in a pool of blood on the veranda.
The man said, when they ‘interrogated’ the lady, she told them that, she was having a conversation with Percy, when the assailant popped from behind with a knife and asked them to handover their phones and money, which she complied but said the guy was not carrying his phone.  
The lady also said the assailant subjected them to a thorough search, and in the process Percy raised his head and saw the assailant’s face and retorted ‘oh, is it you; and you don’t know me’? There and then the assailant removed a gun and fired at the guy’s head and bolted.

The guy was then rushed to the regional hospital by a good-Samaritan driver but he died upon reaching the hospital.
The Ho Municipal Police Commander Superintendent, Nicholas Opare Ofosu-Hene has confirmed the incident to US FM on Saturday and said his men have been to scene that night and Saturday morning and investigations have already begun.

Meanwhile the mood at the deceased family house in Ho-Dome on Saturday was that of wailing and mourning as family members are yet to come to terms with incident.

Speaking to U.S FM, The deceased mother, Joyce Agboklu, said Percy visited her home at Barracks New town that Friday evening, where he met with his 4year old son. She said later that night she received a phone call, telling her that her son was attacked by arm robbers and sent to the hospital.  She said, she was only told of his death that Saturday morning.
Madam Agboklu described her son’s death as a ‘big-blow’, especially when he is about completing his university education.
A family-source has also told U.S FM that, the lady who was with the deceased that night has been detained by the police and two other suspects have also been arrested in connection with the killing.

The Ho-Kpodzi area has been a fertile ground for criminal activities in recent times, especially at night. criminals attack persons and rob them of their phones and other valuables. They  sometimes rape innocent women.


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  1. Am so disappointed in the chiefs,the MCE and the Ghana police service. Because there are areas in Ho that have been tag as fertile ground for criminals and these authorities are aware of all these areas yet they are not doing anything about them. why? Places like Ho-Kpodzi,the cemetery around mawuli primary school, a school compound opposite old NIB etc. Pls try and do something about these places before we lose our peace in Ho. thank you


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