The Nabdam Deputy District Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Upper East Region, Mr Dominic Kulkong, has been shot dead when a group of three armed men carried a robbery operation at the Pelungu market.
The incident occurred on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Director, 31, had reportedly gone with another person on a motorbike to transact business around a Mobile Money outlet in the area when the incident occurred.
The Public Affairs Officer of the Upper East Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr David Fianko-Okyere, who confirmed the incident to Graphic Online at Bolgatanga on Friday, March 5, 2021, said the deceased, together with another man were on a motorbike when one of the suspected robbers ordered them to turn off the motorbike engine and lie on the ground but when the deceased attempted to flee the scene with the motorbike, the robbers shot him dead.
ASP Fianko-Okyere explained that at about 7:00pm on that fateful day, police received a call that there had been a robbery incident at around the Pelungu market.
The robbers who were using an unregistered Apsonic motorbike for their robbery allegedly attacked a Mobile money shop and Mobile phone dealership shop in the same vicinity both owned by a teacher whose name has been withheld for security reasons.
A police patrol team which has been deployed to mount surveillance on the area was then returning to the area after depositing a body at the mortuary of the Regional Hospital at Bolgatanga.
The Public Affairs Officer stated that the body deposited at the morgue was in connection with a case of unnatural death which the police were investigating and so after that assignment the patrol team proceeded to the Pelungu crime scene.
At the scene, the patrol team were informed that the robbers had fled the scene after they succeeded in attacking the two shops and made away with 10 assorted mobile phones and a cash amount of GH¢750.
Story by Graphic Online