Minister attacked; vehicle stolen at gunpoint

Minister attacked; vehicle stolen at gunpoint

- Armed robbers are reported to have stolen the official vehicle of the Savannah minister

- The vehicle was stolen at gun point

- The vehicle was reportedly parked in the residence of one Alhaji Illiasu in Tamale

One of the new vehicles President Akufo-Addo recently handed over to the newly created Savannah Region has reportedly been stolen by armed robbers at gunpoint.

According to the police, investigations have been initiated to find the missing 4×4 pick-up vehicle belonging to the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council (SRCC).

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mohammed Yusif Tanko, in charge of police public relations for the Northern Region, said the vehicle was parked in the residence of one Alhaji Illiasu in Tamale.

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According to Alhaji Illiasu in his complaint statement to the police, the Minister who was travelling left the vehicle in his care which he parked in his house.

DSP Tanko said he [Alhaji Illiasu] was in his house around 9 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, when armed robbers attacked him at gunpoint and demanded the keys to the vehicle.

He said he gave the robbers the keys and they grabbed him into the vehicle and drove off to a distance of about 20 kilometres away from his house, dropped him and fled with the vehicle.

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In other news, a Deputy Director General of the National Disaster Management Organisation, Abu Ramadan, has revealed how much the National Democratic Congress spent on their 'kum y3n pr3ko' demonstration.

He said it has never happened before in Ghana, revealing that over GHS1 million was used for the demonstration which he nicknamed “Kempinski demonstration”.

In a post-'kum y3n pr3ko' demonstration debate on CTV’s Ghana Kasa, Abu Ramadan described the march as the “most expensive” yet “most awful” in the history of the Fourth Republic Constitution, since, according to him, there was “no massive turnout”.

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