GBA places ¢20k bounty on killers of lawyer on Bole-Bamboi highway

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The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has said it is prepared to reward any person who gives information that will lead to the killers of the a lawyer on the Bole-Bamboi highway.

“The GBA would wish to commiserate with the families and colleagues of Richard Badombie and the families of all persons who have lost their lives as a result of armed robberies and other violent crimes,” the GBA said in a statement on Monday May 30.

The Police in Banda Nkwanta in Savannah Region announced that they were on a manhunt for three armed robbers who shot dead a lawyer travelling from Accra to Jirapa.

Reports said 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 Badombia, 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.

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 Badombia 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.

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.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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