One shot dead, others injured in an armed robbery attack
A dawn attack on one of Goil Fuel Station’s branches left two people injured and one person dead.
Prosper Dotse Kugbleafe, the deceased, is a retired army officer who worked as a security guard at the station.
The tragic incident occurred on Monday around 2:00 a.m. at the Wassa Akropong Goil Fuel Station.
Awudu Issaka, the Operations Manager for Goil, stated that he received a call around 4 a.m. reporting that his station at Wassa Akropong had been attacked by robbers.
He stated that as they were rushing from Kumasi to the location, another call came in saying that our security officer, Prosper, had been killed during the raid. It’s a sad story.”
He went on to say that one of the robbers slapped the supermarket employee after they asked for a safety key [which he had no idea what it was]. He now has problems with his eye as a result of the nature of the slap.
Mr. Awudu claims that another employee was hit in the head with the gun retrieved from the deceased’s security guard, causing him to fall. According to CCTV footage, one of the robbers attempted to shoot the staff, but the gun did not fire.
He went on to say that the robbers eventually fled after a second security officer stationed at the fuel station began firing.
He described how the other security guards began shooting and even ran after the robbers. He could have shot one if he had been close enough, but we don’t know if he was hit or not… We are believed, and my heartfelt condolences go out to the family.