The linguist of the Abease Traditional Council’s Chief has been shot dead in a robbery attack on the Prang road in the Pru West District of the Bono East Region.

The deceased has been identified as Kofi Yeboah, who is also a teacher at the Abease Presbyterian Junior High School.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 7:30 pm on Tuesday when the deceased was returning from an errand in Komfuokrom.

He is said to have bumped into the robbers on his motorbike.

The robbers, according to reports, ordered Mr Yeboah to stop but he rode a few kilometers away as he couldn’t stop instantly.

That appeared to the robbers as an attempt to escape, so they shot into his rips, killing him on the spot.

A commuter, who also came to meet the operation, said the robbers took away the motorbike he was riding with a friend.

“They threatened to kill us if we did not stop and I saw someone lying dead on the road but couldn’t recognise the face,” he told Adom News.

After he managed to escape unscathed, he raised an alarm to draw the attention of a patrol team.

However, the robbers absconded before the arrival of the Police. The commuter said they then identified the body by the roadside as the linguist’s.