About seventy-two hours after a Ghanaian man shot dead a Liberian teacher, Rebecca Wollor in the suburb of Accra, Ghana, details have emerged contradicting the victim’s shooter, 40-year old Ebenezer Pediator vision he had given police, that he “was shooting a bird on the branch of a tree”.
Several Ghanaian media, including the Daily Graphic, Ghana Nation, Modern Ghana, Daily Guide and others are reporting that their investigation found that the young Liberian school teacher was intentionally murdered by Ebenezer Pediator, a 40-year old mason.
Media reporting found that the killer knew his victim, they were both neighbors and he made passes at her and wanted her to be his girlfriend but rejected him.
According to media accounts from eyewitnesses and neighbors who knew the school teacher said that Pediator motive for shooting his victim was baked in the apparent news he allegedly heard that she was getting married in December.
Residents in Otrokpe area of Ada Foah where she lived said, a local taxi driver is credited who witnessed the shooting for identifying the shooter who attempted to flee the scene after he had shot his victim by shouting for his arrest which brought the community in numbers, and angry for what had happened, rushed to met out mob justice at the killer which led him to surrendered to the police.
David Flicker, a neighbor who knew the victim said Rebecca rejected the love proposal Ebenezer initiated some time ago and said he believe Pediator killed Rebecca because he heard that was to get married in December to her boyfriend and got jealous; prompting his motive to shoot and kill her.
The police chief overseeing the case, District Superintendent John Kofi Yamba said the late Rebecca was shot in the head near an unfinished building in the area, adding the alleged killer is in custody and could be charged with murder upon consultation with the Attorney General for advice.
The Police Superintendent said Rebecca had left her home on her way to school when she was gunned down at 6:30 am by Pediator. Her body in being placed in the mortuary, the police chief said, according to the ‘Ghana Nation’.
The deceased was living alone in the Atrokpe area but her relatives are in Accra and the police was establishing contact with them to gather more information to help the in the investigation, Superintendent Yamba to the Ghanaian press.
Other accounts gathered revealed by some school kids said on their way to school early that morning, they saw the shooter with the single-barrel gun near the unfinished building hiding in wait, they got afraid and took off running from him, abandoning the usual route they usually use.
District Superintendent, Yamba said the registered single barrel gun the shooter used to gun down his victim and about rounds of ammunition have been seized and in police custody. He said according residents, the deceased was a quiet and respectful person who is love by them and her students.