A 34-year-old man has been shot dead by armed robbers at a cattle ranch in Adeiso in the Eastern Region.

The robbers are also reported to have slashed the head of Mohammed Halidu, 20 and made away with 20 cattle in three Benz sprinter buses.

The robbers were said to have tied up the workers including their children and wives with ropes while they stole their watches, mobile phones, money and other personal belongings.

The deceased, Eric Oppong, a worker at the cattle farm, is said to have been shot by one of the armed men during a struggle with robbers.

The District Police Commander for Adeiso, ASP Bafuor Awuah told JoyNews that his outfit has launched investigations into the case in an effort to arrest the robbers.

“We had information that about 7:30 pm a group of armed men numbering about 15 had robbed a cattle farm, shot one person, slashed one person’s head with a cutlass. We proceeded to the scene and started preliminary investigations. As at now, we haven’t been able to make any arrests,” he stated.

The body of the deceased, according to the police boss has been deposited at the police hospital awaiting autopsy.