- A man believed to be in his 50s has been shot dead in Takoradi by armed robbers
- The man was returning from the bank with his wife in their private vehicle when armed men approached and shot him
- They made away with the undisclosed money he withdrew from the bank
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a man and his wife were robbed at gunpoint at Takoradi Amanful.
The incident which was described as a “daylight” robbery happened on Monday, April 12, 2021, YEN.com.gh gathered
The couple who went to the bank to withdraw some money were trailed by the robbers after leaving the bank premises in their private car.
The couple encountered four men upon reaching Amanful East, a suburb of Takoradi, two on motorbikes who demanded that they handed over the cash.
Armed, the robber rushed on the couple, took the money, and bolted in the full glare of some residents.
They shot the man twice.
“It was like a Holywood movie and we could not do anything about the situation. It took the police about 30 minutes to arrive at the scene,” an eyewitness was quoted as saying.
The man believed to be in his 50s died. The administrator of the Takoradi Hospital, Reverend Osei Owusu, confirmed the death of the man on Tuesday in a citinewsroom report.
The video of the robbery which was shared on Facebook sparked massive reactions and comments.
Fredrick Osae writes, “People trying to create a state of insecurity in the country by killing innocent souls.”
“This has become a thing, daylight robbery, My friend had an experience in traffic in Accra.....They wait and attack in traffic with knives and guns, extort money at gunpoint......Hm ....Ghana .....,” Bob Acquah Junior added.
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“We know the system is hard but that’s not the best way to go…,” Bernard Kwame Heart, adding: “Daylight robbery too rampant in taadi.”
Bilintoh Abdal said, “Too bad.... the insecurity in the country is becoming one too many.”
Moretta Lensah added, “Hmm these people are caught and later released into the society again. Why won't it continue? if you take a life, they take your life too, you get human right activist wearing their suits on tv talking rubbish.”
Kobbie Ray wrote, “All boils down to the head! If the president sees security as his main priority, he'll do everything in his wisdom to provide top-notch security for all. But his priority now is taxing, whiles the heartless robbers are killing us at will, he's also taxing us alongside.
“You go to the so-called top residential areas, you'll see armed soldiers guarding just a house! Whiles several citizens are at the mercy of the ruthless robbers! I don't really blame those up there! It's we the downtrodden folks who stupidly allow this to happen through the useless politics we do.”
In other news on YEN.com.gh, the 25-year-old graduate nurse of the Kwadaso Midwifery and Nursing College who went missing has been found dead.
Anabelle Dua’s mortal remains was found with some parts missing, YEN.com.gh gathered.
Dua went missing on April 1, 2021, after leaving her mother’s meat shop.
Sources close to the development who spoke on condition of anonymity said she left her mother’s shop in the company of ‘strangers’ who picked her up with their car.
That was the last time she was seen alive.
After days of search, the Kwadaso Police found Dua’s lifeless body with missing fingers and tongue.
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