- Another person has been shot by highway robbers on the Koforidua-Akyem Kukurantumi road
- The unfortunate incident happened on Monday, May 24, at about 4:30 am
- The passenger who was shot has been rushed to a hospital in Koforidua
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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that another person has been shot by highway robbers on the Koforidua-Akyem Kukurantumi road in the Eastern region.
The unfortunate incident happened on Monday, May 24, at about 4:30am at Barfuor Nkwanta near the Sorkode Dwaso junction.
According to a report filed by StarrNews, the robbers mounted a roadblock at the stretch of the road where the Police mostly conducted checks on commuting vehicles.
Their bold decision to impersonate the police worked for them as their unsuspecting victims fell prey to their tactics
StarrNews reports that about 20 vehicles were robbed by the suspects who made away with a total of Ghc50,000, according to a victim.
“I thought they were Police but all of a sudden I heard gunshot then I told the driver to stop. They came to the car and took Ghc4000 from me I was going to buy cement blocks with it. Another man said they took away Ghc40,000 cash he was carrying for some business. Other passengers were robbed of their monies and mobile phones,” another victim narrated.
The passenger who was shot has been rushed to a hospital in Koforidua.
The highway robbers are believed to be the same gang terrorizing residents in the Abuakwa North Municipality.
Residents believe the armed robbers are the same gang that has been robbing commuters on the Akyem old Tafo to Anyinasin roads for half a decade now.
Meanwhile, a military officer has been shot and killed by suspected armed robbers on the Prang Kintampo road in the Pru East District of the Bono East Region.
The deceased whose name was given as Sgt. Odei Job Kwame, said to be in his early 40’s, sustained gunshot wounds during a shootout when he bumped into the gang of robbers on his way to Yeji.
The incident occurred at around 9pm Friday near Abease on the Kintampo Prang road. Yeji District Police Commander, DSP Eric Awiadem, confirmed the story to Joy News.
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