Business Man Killed | Louis Beddu
The Chief Executive Officer of Louis Gas, a chain of LPG Gas stations, Louis Beddu, was on Tuesday night shot dead by a gang of armed men at his residence at Madina Estates. Louis Beddu aka Louis Gas, 43, was killed on the compound of his self-contained house around 7:30pm in the presence of his wife, Bernadette Lawson Beddu, and their children. Mrs. Lawson Beddu, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE at their residence, indicated that her husband was killed in her presence. “I often come out with my children to meet my husband anytime he returns from work. So yesterday evening, when we heard the sound of his car, we came out of the house to meet him and to collect his bag,” she said. She noted that on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, around 7:30pm, when the husband returned from work in his Honda saloon car with registration number GT 5953-10, she went out to meet him and collected his bag. “Suddenly, a man scaled our fence wall and then we heard the shot of a gun so we all turned round to the shocking sound. “Suddenly, it dawned on me these were armed robbers who were following my husband because of his money as he was carrying some small money on him. Thinking quickly, I threw the bag containing the money at them since I was the one holding it,” she narrated. The grieving wife said despite her action, one of the armed robbers shot her husband twice, one in the chest and the second one very close to his head, after which the robbers sped off into the night with their booty. Realizing that her husband had a pulse, she screamed for help and with the assistance of some neighbours, they rushed him to Legon Hospital but he died on arrival. A team of police personnel, led by the DCOP Rose Atinga-Bio, the Accra regional commander, visited the family and assured that they would do all they can to apprehend the robbers to face the law. She urged individuals who can help the police to arrest the suspects to do so by providing the police with the necessary information. The Madina Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent David Eklu who was also at the scene, indicated that when the police patrol team got to the scene of the incident, the robbers had already escaped. He noted that residents confirmed that the robbers were two and that they were using a motorbike. “But when we reached here, residents had rushed the victim to the Legon Hospital where he was pronounced dead, so the body was referred to the Police Hospital,” the police commander said. The Madina Commander also confirmed that the police have started investigation into the matter. Louis Beddu was said to be the owner of a number of gas filling stations at Trade Fair, Kissiman, Ho, Hohoe and other places. He left behind three children including a one-and-a-half-year-old baby.
Source: Daily Guide