A 28-year old shop owner, Wisdom Darkey, has been “intentionally” knocked and killed at Dzolo Gbogame by a taskforce team of Ho West District Assembly in the Volta region, residents claimed.
According to an eyewitness Prosper Korsi Ahiaku, the deceased’s uncle who was in the shop before the incident occurred in early hours of Wednesday, 10 January narrated the incident as “bloody and unexpected death ” .
He said, a team of four taskforce officers including a lady and a driver, locked the shop because the deceased could not pay an amount of Ghc 25.00 as district levy.
He indicated that, after minutes of dragging an issue with the officers over payment of the revenue, the deceased begged to pay ghc20.00 but the officers demanded full payment, and that has led to disagreement between both the shop owner and the officials.
Gpower radio understands that, the deceased climbed the vehicle’s bonnet, a Toyota Hilux pickup and demanded his shop is open.
Sadly, the said driver who was identified as John, a senior driver at the Assembly and leader of the Revenue taskforce “half-clutched” the car and the young man fell off the vehicle after which he was knocked by the same vehicle.
However, some irate youths of the community have vandalised the Assembly premises, burnt a car, took away computers among other vital materials while staff of the Assembly including the District Chief Executive flee for safety to a near by town.
The situation was later calmed by the Ho West District Police Command and peace has been restored, meanwhile the police have declined an interview on the development.
Visiting to the scene saw blood of the deceased spilled on the road, family members sharing tears and cursing the offenders.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Ho Teaching Hospital mortuary.