A heartless 20-year-old Fulani man identified as Muhammadu Osmanu on Thursday shot a man in the mouth after entering a provision shop at Mpamu near Hweehwee, a community in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern region of Ghana to steal.
According to Daily Graphic, he was caught by one George Kwame Ankamah, a 46-year-old in-law of the shop owner but things turned tragic after Osmanu shot Ankamah in the mouth to prevent him from raising alarm.
Nkawkaw Divisional Police Commander Chief Superintendent James Sarfo Peprah, said Osmanu was presently in police custody while investigations were ongoing.
Explaining how it happened, Peprah said Ankamah had seen the inside light of the shop switched on and therefore decided to go find out who was in there. He said when Ankamah opened the door of the shop, Osmanu who was hiding in there, apparently on a stealing spree, shot him in the mouth, killing him instantly.
Osmanu was later apprehended by the youths of the community as he tried to escape.
He was handed over the police after receiving thorough beating from the youths. The body of Ankamah has since been deposited at the Atibie Government Hospital morgue.