He woke up Tuesday morning, said goodbye to his family and left for work in his newly acquired KIA Pride saloon car but that was the last time his family would see him alive.

That is the story of a 49-year-old tanker driver, Samuel Asabour, who was allegedly shot and killed by a police patrol team in broad day light on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

On that fateful day the late Asabour, according to accounts by the family, went to see a friend at Ashaiman but met his absence and so he left to work at Tema.

At about 8:30 that morning whilst driving to Tema, a police patrol team gave him a chase, suspecting him of driving a snatched car.

In the chase, the KIA Pride skidded off the road and landed in a ditch about hundred meters from the Michel Camp on the Ashaiman-Tema road.

According to an eye witness who narrowly escaped the vehicle, a red-eyed police man jumped out of a pick-up shouting ‘armed robber, armed robber,’ and despite being told by another policeman not to shoot, opened fire and shot the defenseless KIA driver who staggered out of his mangled vehicle and knelt down to beg the gun-wielding policeman to spare his life.

The eyewitness, who gave his name only as Nathan, operates a vulcanizing shop at the exact spot where the incident happened.

He told Myjoyonline.com that he escaped narrowly because when the late Asabour veered off the road, he hit a roadside signboard which alerted him [Nathan] to take cover before the vehicle landed in the ditch.

A visit to the scene indicates shards of glass strewn around the vulcanizing shop.

Nathan said after Mr. Asabour was shot, the police dragged him into their pick-up and sped off.

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