Security alert in Asuboi over killing of Chinese national

The police have intensified patrols at Asuboi in the Eastern region following a deadly robbery incident leading to the death of a Chinese national.

A Chinese national undertaking a One -District-One -Factory Project was killed by armed robbers in the area over the weekend. The body of the deceased, Song Zhao Sheng ,58, has been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital Morgue.

The Eastern Regional Police Commander COP Alphonse Adu Amankwa and the Chinese High Commissioner to Ghana have visited the scene, an assembly man said.

The Asuboi assembly member Kwaku Afari told Starr News a police patrol team has been frequenting the area since the incident occurred. However, he said the locals had little knowledge about the mission of the Chinese in the community.

“They should have informed me when they came in. It was only four days when I saw them putting a factory there. I didn’t know about it so even I went to the sub-chiefs there and they said they even invited the Chinese to come to introduce themselves but they didn’t come,” Afari said.

He said the incident has created fear and Panic in the community. “Everybody is afraid now. Everybody was shocked because we have not seen such a robbery before so even yesterday people slept before 8pm.” He claimed.

Starr News gathered that a gang of armed robbers attacked an apartment which housed the Chinese numbering about seven undertaking a One -District -One -Factory Project and robbed them at gun point.

Eyewitnesses said the deceased was hit at the back of his head with a cement block by the robbers after attempting to resist them. The deceased who was bleeding from the nose was pronounced dead when rushed to the Suhum Government Hospital by a police patrol team.

The police team combed the area in an attempt to arrest the suspects but proved futile.

The police said the robbers left with seven mobile phones, 15,000 Chinese Yen, Ghc 37,000 and a laptop.

The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sargent Francis Gomado confirmed the incident to Starr News, saying investigation is underway.

Source: Ghana/ Ansah