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Tongu Rice Farmer Shot Dead in South Tongu District

A rice farmer farming

Community Mourns the Loss of Sina Peter Amid Ongoing Investigations

Sina Peter, a prominent rice farmer and producer of Tongu Rice in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, was shot dead on his farm at Yorve near Agordome. Peter, believed to be in his mid-40s and owner of Sinagro Guest House in Sogakope, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Sogakope District Hospital after being attacked by unknown gunmen on Monday, May 20, at around 7 pm.

According to Johnson Kobby Amedzo, Assembly Member for the Xikpo-Agbagorme Electoral Area and a friend of the deceased, Peter and his workers were harvesting rice when the incident occurred. The assailants first shot one of his workers, Kafui, while they were packing the harvested rice into a vehicle. Peter was shot when he went to check on the source of the gunshots.

Kafui was transferred to the Ho Teaching Hospital and is currently receiving medical attention. The families of the deceased are working with the Sogakope Police to gather more information regarding the tragic incident. Mr. Amedzo urged the public to provide any information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Sources suggest that land litigation between Peter and other individuals may have been the motive behind the attack. However, the Sogakope Police have not disclosed details, stating that investigations are ongoing.

Peter, a former Marketing Manager of Brazil Rice, is survived by his wife and four children—one boy and three girls. His body has been sent to the Sogakope District morgue awaiting autopsy. The community mourns his loss and hopes for justice to be served.