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Oyarifa Gravel Pit area near Adenta yesterday went dead when a 35-year-old car rental agent pulled a gun on his friend and shot him in Hollywood style.

Suspect Eric Yaw Asante allegedly called Yaw Acheampong, the victim, to his parked car and shot him in the head.

Asante attempted to flee after the heinous crime but with the help of some neighbours, he was arrested and handed over to the Adenta District Police Command.

Stephen Debra Asamoah, an eyewitness, told DAILY GUIDE that the incident happened around 3:20pm yesterday.

According to him, the deceased lived in the same area with the suspect and sometimes ran errands for the suspect and his wife.

On that fateful day, Yaw Acheampong was standing near a wall close to their house when suddenly the suspect arrived in a car and parked about 150 meters to victimís house along the road.

Suspect Eric Asante, who was inside the vehicle with another friend, came out of his car and signaled the victim to come over.

The victim, who thought the suspect wanted him to run errands for him, approached the suspect in the car.

Immediately the victim drew closer to the car, Eric Yaw Asante, also a drinking spot operator, allegedly pointed a gun at Yaw Acheampong and shot him in the head.

Acheampong died instantly.

Asante, after committing the act, attempted to escape with his vehicle but with the help of some residents, he was arrested and handed over to the Adenta Police.

When the paper contacted DSP Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu, the Adenta District Police Commander, he confirmed the arrest and added that the body of Yaw Acheampong had been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue for preservation while investigations continued.

He said Eric Asante was currently in police custody and was yet to give his statement and his reasons for killing Yaw Acheampong.
Source: Linda Tenyah

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