Police in Bogoso in the Prestea-Huni Valley district of the Western Region has confirmed the death of Lance Corporal Nicholas Duku from Tarkwa Division who was shot dead by suspected armed robbers on Sunday afternoon.
According to the police, the masked robbers numbering 4 shot the deceased who was on escort duty from Tarkwa to Bogoso.
The robbers took away GH¢900,000 and over 6 kilograms of gold from Rajinder Singh, an Indian Businessman at his office in Bogoso.
A Nissan Rogue with registration number GE 411- 16 which the robbers used has been abandoned at the outskirts of Bogoso. There was no other casualty.
Tarkwa Divisional and Prestea District Patrol Teams together with the members of the community have mounted a search in the area whiles all police checkpoints have been alerted.
Meanwhile, the body has since been deposited at a health facility in the area pending an autopsy