Akyem Batabi: 'Hero' taxi driver who saved 17 people in collapsed church building gets army job

Akyem Batabi: 'Hero' taxi driver who saved 17 people in collapsed church building gets army job

- A taxi driver who helped to save the lives of people trapped in a collapsed church building has landed a top job

- Reports have it that the 'heroic' taxi driver has landed a job in the Ghana Armed Forces

- A church building collapsed in Akyem Batabi in the Eastern region after congregants went there to pray for their ailing pastor

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A taxi driver based in Akyem Batabi in the Eastern region of Ghana had his fortunes turned around after he got enlisted into the Ghana Army following his heroics.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Facebook page of Angel TV, it is reported that the commercial car driver's bravery won hearts everywhere.

After news went round that his singular effort helped rescue some 17 people trapped in the church building, the Ghana Army decided to honor him with a job.

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Akyem Batabi: 'Hero' taxi driver who saved 17 people in collapsed church building gets army job

Akyem Batabi church collapse. Source: Instagram
Source: Instagram

It is yet to be ascertained what role or unit he has been assigned but Kofi Adoma Owawani is said to be able to confirm the new job.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that some people had been confirmed dead after a storey church building collapsed on worshippers at Akyem Batabi in Eastern region.

A video from the site of the collapsed church building at Akyem Batabi in the Eastern region later popped up online.

The video, as sighted by YEN.com.gh, showed the church building razed to the ground with good samaritans trying to rescue worshippers believed to have been trapped under the wreckage.

Our report which stated that about 65 people were in the church building when it collapsed also indicated that four worshippers had been rescued.

The church members had gathered to pray for their pastor (leader) who has been sick for some time now. It was during their prayer that the unfortunate incident happened.

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In other news, two Ghanaian policemen were able to escape unhurt after they left a gun battle even before it started in their attempt to foil a bank robbery in a suburb of Accra.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Instagram page of United Television, it was reported that the policemen were trying to foil a bank robbery.

The robbers, upon hearing that the police were unto them, decided to use the firepower at their disposal to ward off the security forces.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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