The Ashanti Regional Police Command is looking for the killers of a 63-year-old money changer, popularly known as “black market operator,” who was allegedly shot and killed by three unidentified men near the St Louis Training College, on Sunday, April 26.
The assailants of Hashihim Salifu were said to be riding on an unregistered motorbike.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ms Juliana Obeng, the Command’s Public Affairs Unit’s Head, made these known to the media in a release.
She said initial investigation had revealed that Salifu was going to work on the day in question in the morning, at Mbruom, a suburb of Kumasi, near the College, when suddenly, the robbers attacked him.
They shot him whilst he was standing by the road side and took an unspecified amount of money from him and bolted.
DSP Obeng said police received a distressed call from onlookers and a team quickly moved to the scene and rushed him to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
She said his family had been informed.
Police investigations were still ongoing to bring his killers to face the law, Ms Obeng added.
Meanwhile, the Police are appealing to the public to assist it with leads to lead to the arrest of the criminals.