Armed men rob passengers on Kintampo – Tamale road


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By Regina
Benneh, GNA

Sunyani,
Sept. 18, GNA – Some suspected armed men on Sunday morning
robbed passengers, including a pastor and his wife of their personal
belongings and unspecified amount of money on the Kintampo-Buipe-Tamale
road.

Eight masked and armed men suspected to be
Fulani herdsmen, were wielding SB short guns and cutlasses blocked the
road with timber logs, amidst f

By Regina
Benneh, GNA

Sunyani,
Sept. 18, GNA – Some suspected armed men on Sunday morning
robbed passengers, including a pastor and his wife of their personal
belongings and unspecified amount of money on the Kintampo-Buipe-Tamale
road.

Eight masked and armed men suspected to be
Fulani herdsmen, were wielding SB short guns and cutlasses blocked the
road with timber logs, amidst firing of guns to scare drivers and passengers
before robbing them.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the
Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the
incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Monday in Sunyani, said the Kintampo
Police on Sunday, September 16, 2018 had a distressed call from some of the
stranded passengers about the incidence.

He said a Police patrol team was dispatched to
the scene at Tahiru-Akura between Babator Kuma and Chranda in the
Kintampo North Municipality but the robbers fled into the bush before the
arrival of the Police.

Chief Inspector Oppong said about 30
passengers in a Sprinter Benz bus and two taxi cabs were robbed of their
mobile phones, monies and other personal belongings.

He said a Jehovah Witness Movement Pastor,
Reverend  Michael Asante and his wife Mrs. Nadia Asante, who were travelling
from Tamale to Accra in a white Toyota Hilux vehicle were also
attacked and robbed of their personal belongings and unspecified amount of
money.

Chief inspector Oppong said the Police
cleared the logs from the road for traffic to flow and that no casualty
was recorded.

He said Police has intensified patrols and
mounted rigorous search in the area to arrest the perpetrators and
appealed to the general public to assist the Police with the
necessary information that could lead to their capture.

GNA


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