Residents of Wulugu in the West Mamprusi Municipality of the North East region on Sunday January 17 mistakenly took a tanker driver mate to be a robber and burnt him to ashes by using car tyres
This happened after Sanugu Abdulai took to his heels to escape from gunshots that were being fired by robbers.
A resident, who spoke to some reporters explained that the 27 year old Abdulai was running for his life but the resident mistook him to be one of the robbers and chased after him
The witness who is also a resident said the residents tried to chase the robbers after the gunshots but did not see the direction that the robbers took.
The residents then saw the deceased, who was running for his life. They mistook him for one of the robbers and beat him. The deceased could not speak the Mampruli language so they burnt him after beating him mercilessly.
The driver, who’s the boss of the deceased, upon waiting for long without the mate returning, he went to the venue of the robbery attack and found his employee dead. Said the reporter.
The police however are still investigating