Four Injured In A Robbery Attack At Tilli Forest

Four persons sustained gunshot wounds during a robbery attack on a Zebilla-Kumasi bound DAF bus at the Tilli Forest on the Bolga-Bawku road.

In a report by DCOP Bright Oduro, outgoing Regional Police Commander, at 6:35 p.m. on March 25, 2013, the Nangode Police post received a distress call about a highway robbery attack on a passenger bus and dashed to the scene, but the robbers fled into the bush on seeing the police.

The 54-seater DAF bus, with registration number GW 7029-Q, and driven by Mohammed Toffik, was travelling from Zebilla to Kumasi with passengers on board.

On reaching the Tilli Forest, the report stated, two armed men believed to be of Fulani descent, who spoke Moshi and French, wielding an AK 47 assault rifle each ordered the driver to stop, to which he obliged.

The robbers, according to the report, began firing indiscriminately shattering the front and back windscreens of the bus.

Three additional robbers, who appeared from the bush, positioned themselves strategically, while two entered the bus and made away with monies totaling GH¢1,104 and two mobile phones from the passengers within ten minutes.

In the course of the sporadic firing, four persons sustained various degrees of gunshot wounds, and were rushed to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, where they were admitted for treatment and discharged the following day.

The Police Command has indicated that efforts were being made to arrest the robbers. Meanwhile, more police personnel have been deployed to nearby communities to ensure the security of the local people.