The Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG) has expressed shock over the shooting of businessman, Akwasi Banahene, by unknown assailants at his residence on Friday, August 21.

The group condemned the action which they described as ‘ barbaric’.

HHRG called on the Ghana Police Service to quickly probe into the matter and prosecute the perpetrators. This they said will ensure justice is served while deterring others from such actions.

In a statement dated August 26, the group said, “While commiserating with the bereaved family, we equally expressed concern at the growing state of insecurity in the country in recent times.

“Again we have appealed to the Police force to step up their efforts to fight crime and protect lives especially in the run-up to the upcoming general polls slated for December 7.”

Mr Banahene, a successful timber contractor and a staunch member of the National Democratic Congress was shot and killed by unknown assailants last Friday on his way home from work.

The killing of Mr Banahene is part of a series of murders that have been recorded in the Ashanti Region recently.