DAILY GUIDE Reporter Robbed At Gun Point

Joe Awuah Jnr., a versatile DAILY GUIDE’s reporter in the Ashanti Region, was on Sunday night mugged by three armed bandits at Ahodwo, a suburb of Kumasi.

The journalist was in his parked Toyota Corolla saloon car with registration number AS 8814-14 chatting with a friend when the hoodlums accosted him with guns and machetes at about 9:15 pm near the Crystal Rose Hotel.

‘They threatened me with guns and ordered me and my friend to surrender our mobile phones and money, which we complied without any hesitation,’ Joe said as he narrated the ordeal meted out to him by the robbers who were said to be speaking the Hausa language.

According to the journalist, the suspected robbers dispossessed him of GHȼ300, Iphone worth GHȼ1,000, a Samsung mobile phone and Sony Xperia cell phone valued GHȼ1,000 and GHȼ800 respectively.

He stated that the robbery occurred on a street in the upscale neighbourhood just a few blocks away from the Crystal Rose Hotel at Ahodwo.

‘While holding a gun to my head, one the hoodlums took the driver’s seat as they ordered me and my friend to take the back seat,’ he recounted, and added that the robber, in the process, ignited the engine and sped off.

Joe Awuah showing his injuries
Mr. Awuah said as the vehicle was speeding, he and his friend opened the doors and jumped out of it as it reached the Atinga junction intersection heading towards the Royal Lamerta Hotel direction.

In the process, Joe sustained injuries on his head and the right hand and was admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where he was treated and discharged.

“I couldn’t understand why they were taking us away after collecting our phones and cash. I became apprehensive and wondered whether it was pure robbery or a politically-motivated incident. I therefore took the hard decision to jump out of the car when I sensed danger,” he posited.

The case, which was reported at the Ridge Police Station, is still under investigation with officers confirming the callous incident.

“Hopefully, someone will be able to identify them and alert the police for their arrest,” DAILY GUIDE’s Ashanti Regional Manager, James Quansah, said when the paper’s editorial team visited him at his house.

From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi


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