Armed men attack ambulance transporting pregnant woman in labour; shoot driver in the head

Armed men attack ambulance transporting pregnant woman in labour; shoot driver in the head

- Highway robbers attacked an ambulance rushing a pregnant woman in labor to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua

- The incident occurred on the Somanya to Adukrom road around 1:00 am Thursday, February 4, 2021

- The driver is in a critical condition at the to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after being shot in the head

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Highway robberies have become rife these past few weeks as some armed men hide under the cover of darkness to attack innocent motorists.

Highway robbers attacked an ambulance rushing a pregnant woman in labor from the Akuse Government Hospital to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.

According to a report filed by Kasapafmonline, the driver of the ambulance transporting the pregnant woman was shot by the gunmen.

The incident occurred around 1:00 am on Thursday, February 4, 202m on the Somanya to Adukrom road.

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Armed men attack ambulance transporting pregnant woman in labour; shoot driver in the head

Armed men attack ambulance transporting pregnant woman in labour; shoot driver in the head
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The driver went to pick the 31 weeks pregnant woman to the Eastern Regional Hospital since the Akuse Hospital has no neonatal intensive care unit(NICU).

Unfortunately, he bumped into a robbery operation on the road while speeding.

The armed men then decided to open fire on the ambulance for interrupting their operation, hence, shooting the driver in the head.

Fortunately, the driver who was reportedly shot in the head did not die, but is in a critical condition at the to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

A Police patrol team rushed to the scene after the incident and rushed the injured driver and the pregnant mother in labor to the Tetteh Quashie Memorial Hospital.

The robbery attack is happening at the back of a similar attack on three police officers on the Akyem Pramkese to Akyem Techiman road in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region.

One of the three died from two gunshot wounds on his chest and head, while another also sustained a gunshot wound on his left rib.

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In other news, the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has called on Ghanaians to desist from investing with a Chinese Company called Chy Century Heng Yue Group Limited and Sairuir-Commerce Ghana Limited.

EOCO believes operations of the company popularly known as Chy Mall proves that it is clearly a ponzi scheme.

A ponzi scheme is a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a non-existent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.

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