A family of three has been burnt to death in the early hours of Friday, at Tsopoli near Prampram in the Greater Accra region.
According to reports, the man, wife and their three-year-old child, were returning home from work when they were ambushed by the assailants.
The Prampram Divisional Police Commander, ACP Dodzi Hlordzi, confirmed this on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem programme, Friday.
He said the deceased, Quao Omar, a 50-year-old livestock farmer was going to fetch water at Saglemi when the assailants shot him in a bush.
ACP Hlordzi said his wife, Dally Tetteh, 40, and their three-year-old boy were shot before being set on fire.
“When we got to the scene, we saw three bullet shells near their vehicle which had the charred bodies,” he added.
ACP Tetteh said the bodies have been sent to the Police Hospital morgue pending investigations.
District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ningo-Prampram, Jonathan Teye Doku, expressed shock at the dastardly act recorded in the peaceful area.
“I’m shocked because I use that route everyday; it is my village and such a thing has never happened before,” he bemoaned.
The Ningo-Prampram DCE appealed to the residents to remain calm as they investigate to bring the culprits to book.
As an immediate measure, he said he will convey a District Security Council (DISEC) meeting, to beef up security in the area.