A Ghanaian soldier, identified as Job Odai, has been gunned down by highway robbers at Ajaraja Beposo in the Pru West District of the Bono Region.
According to the report filed by Adom News, the officer with the Sunyani Military base was travelling from Sunyani through Prang to Kintampo at around 10:30 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021, when the said incident happened.
The report stated that the highway robber who numbered about five mounted a roadblock at Ajaraja Beposo and attacked people onboard vehicles travelling on the stretch.
While attacking a vehicle, the robbers spotted the military personnel who was driving a white pickup and had stopped upon sighting what was going and monitoring the situation.
The robbers, upon sighting the uniformed soldier pounced on him and demanded he hands over his uniform but his refusal to hand over his uniform got him beaten to pulp.
Confused over what to do with him, some of the robbers suggested he should be allowed to go.
But others insisted he is killed and while he attempted to flee the scene, one of the robbers, who had laid an ambush, shot him in the chest, leading to his death.
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