Mobile money vendor killed for failing to hand over sales


A mobile money vendor in Techiman has been shot dead by armed robbers after he refused to hand over the day’s sales to them. 

Jacob Cudjoe, 26, was attacked by the armed men who were on a motorbike Thursday night at Abuosu in the Techiman Municipality.

The incident is said to have happened when the deceased was returning home from work.

“He had closed from work and two men on a motorbike caught him unawares and threatened to shoot him if he refused to give them his money.

“He refused to give them the money and they first shot him in the leg. He then tried to escape and they chased him and shot him in the face,” a witness narrated.

Jacob was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His body has since been deposited at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital.

Mobile money vendors have for years been victims of armed robbery attack as criminals see them as easy prey.

May 26, 2020

On May 26, this year, a 30-year-old mobile money vendor was shot dead at Kyobariyiri in the Jirapa municipality of the Upper West Region by armed men, who attacked and robbed him on his way home from work.

The deceased, Emmanuel Baba-Ennawuori, was pronounced dead at the Jirapa Hospital, where he was rushed, after sustaining gunshot wounds.

On March 1, 2020

Armed men attacked and killed the Assembly member for Sogakope in the Volta Region and took away GH¢30,000.

Mawutor Adzahli, who is a mobile money merchant, was knifed several times and shot in a dawn attack in his home at Sogakope.

Dember 28, 2019

A mobile money vendor, identified as Oldman Stephen, was killed by suspected armed robbers in his room at Choribang, a suburb of Bole in the Bole District of the Savannah Region.

The incident happened at about 10:30pm and the victim was rushed to the Bole Government Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival following the severe gunshot wounds he suffered.

September 12, 2019

A mobile money vendor was allegedly killed by his friend at Gomoa Nyanyarno in the Central region.

The deceased, whose name was given as Joseph Koomson, was stabbed three times and died on the spot.

The victim’s family said he confronted the suspect who attempted to steal his money which resulted in a fight.

September 4, 2019 

Fuseini Inusah, 29, a mobile money vendor was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region.

The incident occurred at about 8.45 pm when the victim was returning home from work. The assailants left one locally manufactured gun at the scene.



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