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05.01.2008 Disaster

Father and Son murdered at Regimanuel Estates


Unidentified gun men in the early hours of Friday shot and killed a 56-year-old man, Alhaji Mumuni Hamidu and his 20-year-old son, Dawuda Mohamed at their residence at the Regimanuel Estates near Sakumono.

Investigations by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) revealed that the gun men entered the house of Alhaji Hamidu at about 0200 hours, shot him and his son, a Computer Science student at the University of Development Studies (UDS) in the stomach and the back of their heads after stealing three mobile phones from the house.

The wife of the victim was so much traumatized that she could not give a detailed account of what happened.

Chief Superintendent of Police Joshua Dogbeda, Tema Regional Crime Officer, who confirmed the incident, said doctors on duty at the Tema General Hospital pronounced the two dead on arrival when they were rushed to the hospital.

He said efforts were being made to apprehend the perpetrators of the crime adding that the real motive behind the killing was yet to be established.

The Crime Officer said even though the gunmen did not take any valuable items apart from the mobile phones from the victims', and that it was too early to attribute the incident to contract killings.