Policeman shot in daylight robbery on a Metro Mass Transit bus in Northern Region

Policeman shot in daylight robbery on a Metro Mass Transit bus in Northern Region

- A police man has been shot in the ankle by robbers in a daylight robbery attack

- Lance Corporal Vincent Agyapong was shot in a Metro Mass bus in the Northern Region where other passengers were robbed

- He been admitted at the Bawku Hospital

A police officer, Lance Corporal Vincent Agyapong, is currently battling for his life after he was shot by robbers in a daylight robbery attempt.

He was reportedly shot at close range by the armed robbers who attacked two Metro Mass Transit (MMT) buses at Chintilung, a farming community near Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region, according to a report by mynewsgh.com.

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The report said the injured police officer was on board one of the two buses bound for Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region when their vehicle was attacked.

The two vehicles were all filled with passengers from Bunkpurugu to Tamale and Bolgatanga.

Police account reveals that the vehicles, which were following each other, on reaching a section of the road at Chintilung community, were stopped by the armed men but the one in which the policeman was onboard defied the order to stop and drove off.

The armed robbers then started firing into the bus and the policeman was hit in the ankle in the process.

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The robbers were reported to have robbed the passengers of the Tamale bus and takene personal belongings and an unspecified amount of money, after which they bolted.

Lance Corporal Vincent Agyapong was then rushed to the Binde Hospital but later referred to the Bawku Hospital where he is said to be on admission.

Meanwhile, the police is reported to have said that they retrieved four empty shells and two live AK 47 ammunition at the scene of the incident, though no arrest has been made.

This report adds up to the already existing ones in which violence have been recorded in this week.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported how violence unfolded at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where students agitated leading to damage of the university’s property.

The school was consequently shut down indefinitely following a bloody demonstration in which several vehicles owned by the university’s authorities were set ablaze.

The aggrieved students were asked to vacate the campus and head to their various homes.

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