The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has placed a GH₵20,000 bounty on the armed robbers who shot to death their colleague lawyer, Richard Badombie on the Bole-Bamboi Highway in the Savannah Region.

He was killed in the early hours of Saturday while on his way to his hometown, Jirapa, in the Upper West Region.

The murder of the lawyer has thrown the entire legal fraternity into a state of shock and mourning.

The Ghana Bar Association in a statement on Monday, May 30, 2022, said “anyone who volunteers credible and legitimate information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the crime,” will be rewarded.

“The GBA would wish to commiserate with the families and colleagues of Richard Badombie and the families of all persons who have lost their lives as a result of armed robberies and other violent crimes.”

The Association further appealed to the security agencies to  conduct “a swift and thorough investigations on the incident in order to identify the perpetrators of this heinous crime and make them face the full rigours of the law.”

The GBA promised its members to do all within its power to ensure the perpetrators of the crime are arrested and prosecuted.

The GBA also entreats the security agencies to enhance the education of the general public on crime prevention and detection with a view to awakening the security consciousness of the citizenry.

“The GBA further urges the security agencies to intensify the protection of all persons living within the territorial borders of the Republic of Ghana so that they can feel safe and go about their daily activities and businesses in peace without the slightest sense of insecurity,” the Association noted.