- A gang of six armed robbers are been searched for by the North East Regional Police
- These men engaged in highway robberies and still over 200,000 cedis in cash and goods
- Safety on the highway has been very low in the lead up to the elections
Police in the North East Region of Walewale are on a manhunt for a gang of six armed men believed to have carried out coordinated robbery attacks on two major highways in the West Mamprusi Municipality.
The robbers according to the police, first attacked a passenger vehicle on the Walewale - Nalerigu road from Techiman to Bunkprugu and robbed its occupants of a total sum of 200,000 cedis among other personal valuables.
The police said the robbers again blocked the Walewale - Bolga highway in broad day light at Wulugu and shot one person before making away with an estimated amount of Gh40,000 belonging to travelers and motorists.
The victim who was shot in the attack has been identified as Gideon Osei, a truck driver, and he's currently receiving treatment at hospital in the municipal capital.
These attacks in the North East regions have a political history. Yen News learned that a communications director of the incumbent New Patriotic Party escaped a gun attack in December 2020.
The development, according to media sources MyNewsGH, happened at Bulenga while Bukari Ali was enroute to Wa. The gun men, reports claim, shot indiscriminately at Bukari Ali who escaped unhurt.
According to the U.S. State Department report, over 500 persons die every year to violent crimes. Figures from the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) also shows that 1.2 million unregistered guns are in circulation across the country.
Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has placed the blame on President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo for this scourge in armed robbery cases. He alleges that; “arms, ammunition and uniforms for state security have been given to vigilante groups”.
As Ghanaians head to the polls on December 7, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has deployed exactly 62,794 security officers to all places in the country prone to violence.
This is to ensure peace and stability in what has been described as a knife-edged election between the incumbent president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and his contender, John Dramani Mahama.
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