A 35-year-old security guard with Scanfarms Ghana Limited at Dukusen near Agogo in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region has been shot and butchered to death by some persons believed to be herdsmen.
According to police, managers of the farm reported that the security guards at the farms tried driving away some cattle that were grazing on a sorghum farm at about 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 12, 2019 but were not successful.
The guards, the police said, later called for reinforcement to help them drive away the cattle who were destroying the farm.
The deceased, David Ntiabak, who was on his way to assist his fellow security guards, the police said, ran into the herdsmen and was later found in a pool of blood.
He was rushed to the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
His body has since been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
Agogo District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) James Ameka, who confirmed the incident to journalists, said the police had invited the other security guards to assist in investigations.
“Two of his security men who were on duty spotted some Fulani herdsmen and their cattle entering a section of their farm where they have sorghum and they were grazing on that part of the farm. They wanted to drive them away but the number was huge so they decided to call for reinforcement, within a few minutes they heard a gunshot somewhere. They didn’t know what had happened but it was when they realised no one was coming to assist them, they decided to go back to the bay. On their way, they saw their colleague in a pool of blood. Apparently, he was coming on a motorbike to assist them,” he said.
“If you look at the injury, they even used cutlasses to kill him. There was no car around so they had to travel far to go and look for a taxi so it was around 5.30 that they were able to transfer the body to the Agogo Hospital and he was pronounced dead on arrival,” he added.
The police said it was unclear what may have transpired between the herdsmen and the security man before the murder.
However, they added that they were expecting to get more details about the incident when the two other security guards reported to the station for investigation.
No arrest(s) has/have been made yet, but the police say a patrol team has been deployed to the area.
Story: From James APPIAKORANG JNR., KUMASI, ASHANTI REGION