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Rice farmer shot dead on farm in Volta Region



Rice farmer shot dead on farm in Volta Region

A rice farmer and producer of Tongu Rice in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region was shot dead on his farm at Yorve, near Agordome.

Owner of the Sinagro Guest House in Sogakope, Sina Peter, who was shot by unidentified shooters on Monday, May 20, at around 7 p.m., was declared dead upon arrival at the Sogakope District Hospital. Sina Peter is thought to be in his mid-40s.

A friend of the deceased, Johnson Kobby Amedzo, the Assembly Member for the Xikpo-Agbagorme Electoral Area, disclosed that Mr. Peter and his employees were harvesting rice at the time of the event.

He said the deceased, 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.

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.

Source: Adom FM Online

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