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29.12.2005 General News

Old Vandals express shock over death of colleague

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Accra, Dec 29, GNA - The National Executive of the Old Vandals Association of Commonwealth Hall, University of Ghana, on Thursday expressed shock and disgust at the murder of one of its members, Mr Godfrey Cobblah on Boxing Day. The deceased, popularly called Kobby was allegedly gunned down by a land guard at Achaiman, near Amasaman, while on a visit to a site where parcels of land had been acquired for employees of state organisations including Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Custom, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), Bank of Ghana and Agriculture Development Bank (ADB).

A statement issued in Accra and signed by Alhaji Razak El-Alawa, Greater Accra Regional President of the Association, condemned the dastardly act that led to the death of "a precious colleague" who has been the National Organiser of the Association since 1997. It welcomed the 20 million cedis reward put on the head of the suspected murderer, one Mallam Yahaya by the Police Administration and called on the Police not to rest on their oars until the suspect was brought to book. "While praying for the soul of the departed, the Old Vandals extended their sympathies to the bereaved family and assured them of their full support during the funeral of their beloved Kobby."

Mr Cobblah was an international boxing referee/judge licensed by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the African Boxing Union (ABU). In a related development, the Old Vandals have sent a message of congratulations to one of their members, Dr Kwabena Adjei, who was recently elected as the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The Association further expressed confidence in the ability of Dr Adjei to use his vast experience as a politician not only to promote unity within the NDC but also to bring about peace on the political terrain so that Ghanaians could look forward to the future with hope.