Information reaching DAILY GUIDE as at press time last night indicated that Kwasi Agyemang Gyan-Tutu, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tain in the Brong-Ahafo Region, was attacked by some highway robbers at Nsawam in the Eastern Region last Friday.
The robbers, said to be numbering about five, emerged from the bush on the Accra-Kumasi highway and allegedly took away the Tain MP’s six mobile phones, two iPads, two iPhones, camera worth $21,000, three luggage, and an amount of Gh¢53,000 when he reportedly made a stopover at Signboard, near Nsawam, waiting to pick his cousin to join him to Tain.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that the lives of .Mr Gyan-Tutu and his family were spared when a speeding taxi from Nsawam and heading towards Suhum, threw its lights on them. Immediately the robbers bolted, the MP’s cousin reportedly arrived at the scene in another taxi and joined them on the journey.
Mr Kwasi Agyemang went to the Suhum Police Station to report the incident and was directed to report it at the Nsawam Police Station because the alleged robbery occurred in the jurisdiction of the latter.
The Tain legislator, in a telephone chat with DAILY GUIDE, confirmed the incident and said none of the occupants of the vehicle was physically hurt.
The NDC MP admitted that his own negligence was responsible for the robbery as the spot he stopped was near a bush where no settlement was. He appealed to the government to provide every parliamentarian with a security personnel.
The case is currently under investigation at the Nsawam Police Station.
In another development, some masked armed robbers on Friday evening allegedly embarked on a robbery expedition at the Kwabeng-Anyinam road in the Atiwa District, shooting some passengers who attempted to escape.
The passengers who sustained gunshot wounds have been hospitalized at the Akyem Enyiresi Government Hospital.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that the bandits blocked a portion of the Kwabeng-Anyinam road to aid their operation.
The incident, as gathered, occurred at about 7:30pm.
The armed robbers allegedly shot twice at a vehicle which driver attempted to escape, leading to some passengers sustaining injuries but the night marauders managed to flee the scene before the police arrived.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Nsawam
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