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Last word of Teacher who was shot by Police for saving colleague female teacher from robbery attack

Last word of Teacher who was shot by Police for saving colleague female teacher from robbery attack

Francis Gbeneh, the teacher mistaken for a robber and shot lay supine at the Mampong Government hospital. He felt a spreading numbness through his leg, through his thigh. It was heading for his heart.

Sensing that certain death was closing in, he mentally sized up his priorities and reduced everything that matters to his wife and daughter.

“Tell my wife I love her and my daughter too”,his last words before life timed him out. The breadwinner was gone because another breadwinner, policeman mistook him for a robber.

Francis Gbeneh, 33 and his brother Timothy Gbeneh, 28, were responding to an SOS from a female teacher on the Mampong Midwifery campus where robbers had reportedly targeted.

Chivalrous inclinations awakened, a hero instinct tickled, a rush of adrenaline must have flashed through their blood as they hopped onto a motorbike and sped off to help.

A policeman struggling to come to terms with the word ‘professionalism’ saw no need to shoot to injure the ‘robbers’.

“According to the men who were on the patrol, when they got to the scene they were told the robbers had taken a particular route so as they negotiated a curve they saw a motorbike take off with speed so they tried to stop them, thinking they were the robbers but they didn’t stop.

“They pursued them for some time and the pillion rider turned, so when he turned, they mistook the turning and because he was holding something that appeared to be a weapon, they thought he was turning to shoot them so they shot at them.”

A horrendously unexpected error has turned a wife into a widow at dawn.

Francis is no great man by today’s crass standard. But you would not know if you visited the Mampong Government Hospital. A great crowd of teary-eyed students who are on vacation had virtually laid siege there.

Those who know him say, Francis has the mentality of humanitarian aid agency. This is biblical good Samaritan with a chalk in class.

He has helped students from the Northern region gain access to post-secondary education. He even has students in need living with him, Joy News Ashanti regional correspondent Ohemeng Tawiah reported.

Helping those in need is his first instinct – and tragically it has become his last.

About Ellis Ferdinand

Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of EducationGhana Limited and the Managing Editor at . He is a passionate writer,a publicist and an online Marketer and Promoter. He is Ghana's number 1 Education Blogger who brings all happenings in the Ghanaian Education Sector ,from Basic to Tertiary, to the doorsteps of readers on He is also the Founder of Education Awards Ghana which will soon be launched in Ghana to help boosts the Education Sector. He is Passionate about Promoting Education in Ghana, Africa and the world at large. Ferdinand Completed Accra College of Education and was Awarded a Diploma In Basic Education by the University of Cape Coast and Currently reading Psychology and Foundation of Education with Management and Accounting Options at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Ferdinand is willing to work with any organization who believes in Promoting quality business as well as Education in Ghana and Africa. You can Contact him for Promotion of Events,Advertisements,Publications and any other business through Education Ghana.

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