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Rice farmer shot dead in Volta Region

Source The Ghana Report

A farmer and his labourer have been shot on a rice farm at Yorve, near Agordome in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.

The incident happened on Monday, May 20, at around 7 pm.

According to the Assembly Member for Xikpo-Agbagorme Electoral Area, Johnson Kobby Amedzo, the deceased and his workers were harvesting rice when unknown assailants shot him.

He said the farmer, who also owned a rice mill site at Akakpokope near Dabala Junction, was shot after the assailants had shot one of his workers, known as Kafui, while they were packing the harvested rice into a vehicle.

“The deceased, after hearing gunshots and in an attempt to check who was shot during the act, met his untimely death as he was also shot,” he said.

The victims were quickly rushed to the Sogakope District Hospital, but the farmer was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mr Amedzo said Kafui was later transferred to the Ho Teaching Hospital, where he is currently receiving medical attention and that the families of the deceased were liaising with the Sogakope Police for further information regarding the tragic incident.

The deceased, Sina Peter, is believed to be in his mid-40s. He owned the Sinagro Guest House at Sogakope and was a former Marketing Manager of Brazil Rice.

Land litigation between the deceased and others may have triggered the action.

The deceased is survived by a wife and four children; a boy and three girls.

The body has since been sent to the Sogakope District morgue, awaiting autopsy.

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