Still wondering when Accra turned into a scene from a Hollywood movie, the rate of armed robbery is becoming alarming.
A Lebanese man who has been identified as Ahmed Safiadeen, aged 54, has been shot dead by armed robbers. This apparently happened shortly after the deceased withdrew a sum of 200,00 Ghana Cedis from Zenith Bank at the Tema Industrial Area. The man who was an employee of Delta Agro (a soap-manufacturing company) met his untimely death on Wednesday morning.
An eye witness told Joy News that the deceased’s car was blocked by the armed gang who then shot the man and made away with the cash. The witness disclosed that at least eight armed men in a car and on a motorbike took part in the attack. Apparently the victim was immediately rushed to the Rapheal Hospital in Tema but was pronounced dead on arrival. The body has since been conveyed to the 37 Military Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
If you are wondering why on earth was he carrying such a huge sum of cash, well reports say the money was going to be used to pay the staff of Delta Agro. Which leaves me wondering, does that mean the company evades SSNIT and other employee taxes?