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Two sustain gunshot wounds in robbery attack

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shot-deadTwo passengers sustained gunshot wounds when a gang of robbers attacked vehicles in which they were travelling on the Kumasi-Yeji road in the early hours of Sunday.

Moses Amasaaw, a trader, and Ebenezer Gyimah, a student of the College of Education, University of Education, Winneba, Mampong Campus, were rushed to the Mampong Government Hospital for treatment.

The robbers had blocked the Mampong scarp stretch of the road and amidst sporadic shooting, forcibly seized from traders, travelling from Accra in a 60-seater Yutong Bus to do business at Yeji, of their monies.

They would not take any other valuable apart from cash.

One of the victims, Mr Kofi Asiedu, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the bus was signaled to stop at a road block mounted by the robbers at about 0600 hours and as it pulled up, they ordered all the passengers to come down.

They also fired some shots hitting Amasaaw in the right leg.

He said moments later a mini-bus carrying 15 passengers was seen approaching from the opposite direction but the driver, realizing what was happening made a quick turn and sped away.

The robbers opened fire on the bus with bullets going through the back wind shield and injuring the student.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, (ACP) Emmanuel Appiah, the Effiduase Commander, confirmed the robbery to the GNA and said they are collaborating with their Mampong counterparts to tackle the growing incidence of highway robberies particularly on the scarp.

He said they would do everything to track down the criminals and bring them to justice to assure traders and other travelers, using that road corridor of their safety.

Source: GNA

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