The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has placed a GHS20,000 bounty on the heads of the suspected armed robbers who shot and killed a lawyer, Mr Richard Badombie, on the Bole-Bamboi highway in the Savannah Region.
A statement issued by the GBA on Monday, 30 May 2022, said the association wishes to “commiserate with the families and colleagues of Richard Badombie and the families of all persons who have lost their lives as a result of armed robberies and other violent crimes.”
It continued that: “The GBA stands ready and prepared to give a reward of Twenty Thousand Ghana Cedis (20,000.00) to anyone who volunteers credible and legitimate information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crime.”
The Accra-based lawyer was killed by the robbers while travelling to Jirapa in the Upper West Region with some relatives on Saturday, 28 May 2022.
The robbers, who emerged from the bush, stopped the vehicle on which the lawyer was travelling between Banda Nkwanta and Nuoyir.
One of the robbers shot at the lawyer, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The car veered off the road and hit a tree when the robbers attempted to open the doors.
However, a dog in the car barked them off.
Until his demise, the deceased was a lawyer with Lartey, Badombie & Co. Associates in Accra.