Pastor escapes as armed robber suddenly attacks colleague

Pastor escapes as armed robber suddenly attacks colleague

- A pastor is reported to have escaped from armed robbers who stopped his vehicle

- One of the robbers accidently shot his colleague, and the pastor took the opportunity to escape as confusion ensued

- A report was made to the Asankragwa District police, and all 7 robbers were subsequently arrested

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A man of God, Pastor Kwabena Yeboah, almost lost his life when he was attacked by a gang of armed robbers.

David Asante-Appeatu

Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Appeatu

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The pastor took the opportunity to flee when one of the robbers accidentally shot his colleague in his thigh.

The robbers, who were seven in number and armed with guns and several offensive weapons, waylaid Pastor Yeboah on Christmas Eve.

The incident occurred as he drove towards Asankragwa in the Amenfi West District of the Western Region at about 9:00 pm.

Information available to states that the robbers crossed the victim’s path and were ready to pounce on him, when a pump action gun, belonging to one of them, accidentally discharged.

The unexpected development momentarily caught the attention of the others, and the pastor successfully escaped in the confusion that ensued.

The robbers thereafter sought to stop him as he sped away in his car, but they only managed to shatter his windscreen with bullets.

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According to the Asankragwa District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent (DSP), Kingsley Owusu Bempah, Pastor Kwabena Yeboah thereafter drove to the station to file a formal report.

Two of the robbers, Kweku Bentum and Emmanuel Sonatta, however hid their weapons in a nearby cemetery and then took their colleague, Thomas Ayipa, to a hospital for treatment.

The three were arrested when the suspicious hospital authorities alerted the police about the patient.

They thereafter confessed to the police and consequently led them to their four colleagues, as well as to the cemetery to retrieve the weapons.

According to DSP Owusu Bempah, the seven are currently in custody helping the police in investigations.

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