Armed robbers kill top lawyer on Bole-Bamboi highway

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Police in Banda Nkwanta in Savannah Region are on a manhunt for three armed robbers who shot dead a lawyer travelling from Accra to Jirapa.

Reports say upon reaching a section of the road between Banda Nkwanta and Nuoyiri on the Bole Bamboi highway, the robbers emerged from the near-by bush and signalled the vehicle in which the lawyer and his relatives were travelling to stop.

One of the armed robbers immediately shot dead the driver of the vehicle, Richard Badombie, who is a lawyer with LARTEY, BADOMBIA & CO. ASSOCIATES, located opposite ROXY CINEMA at Adabraka, Accra.

The robber had asked whether the passengers on board were police officers.

After shooting the lawyer, they tried to open the doors of the vehicle as the car had veered off the road and hit a tree.

But a bull dog in the car barked at them and they bolted.

A report was immediately filed at the nearest police station, Banda Nkwanta Police Station.

According to the police, upon reaching the scene, deceased Richard Badombie was behind the steering wheel with pellet wounds spread over his left cheek.

“The body was removed and has been deposited at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital for preservation awaiting autopsy.”

Investigations have since begun as the community members and informants have been put on high alert.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

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