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19.12.2009 Crime & Punishment

Armed robbers kill teacher at Agona Kwanyako

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Agona Swedru (C/R) Dec. 19 GNA-Mr. Virtus Zack, a teacher of the Agona Kwanyako Roman Catholic Junior High School was in the early hours of Saturday shot and killed by masked armed robbers who attacked him in his house.

According to the Agona Swedru Police, Mr. Zack died immediately on arrival at the Agona Swedru government hospital as a result of injuries he sustained during the attack.

The police said neighbours rushed the teacher to the hospital soon after the attack but he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

According to the Police, the robbers armed themselves with locally manufactured pistols had earlier attacked Rev. Ben Frimpong of the Assemblies of God Church in the town and his family at the same area and made away with a number of items, valued at thousands of Ghana Cedis.

Some of the items taken away by the robbers included DVD, a computer and its accessories, wedding rings and quantities of cloths of couples, the police said.

The Police said the robbers locked him, his wife and two children in a room before leaving to attack the teacher.

The Agona Swedru District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Philip Alleawobu told the GNA in a telephone interview that the Police Patrol Team received a distressed called from Kwanyako but before they could reached the spot, the robbers had left.

He said the body has been deposited at the hospital's mortuary of autopsy while police investigation continues.

GNA

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