Friday, August 7, 2009
Armed robbers snatch car at Enyiresi
By GNA - Ghana News Agency
Enyiresi, Aug. 5, GNA – Three armed robbers have attacked and snatched away an Opel Astra saloon car with registration number AS 2727 Z, belonging to one Daniel Nyarko Odoi at Enyiresi near Anyinam in the Eastern Region.
Narrating his story to the GNA on board a vehicle from Nkawkaw to New Abirem, Mr. Odoi, aged 28, said at about 22.30 hours on July 31, he was driving from Kumasi to Accra accompanied by a friend, Enoch Mensah. On negotiating a sharp curve after passing through Enyiresi, a taxi car driving from the opposite direction blinded them with its headlights.
He therefore slowed down to allow the vehicle to pass but it suddenly crossed his path, causing a collision of the two vehicles.
The victim said three armed young men aged between 19 and 23 years stepped out from the taxi, pointed guns at them and asked them to raise up their hands.
He said the robbers then proceeded to search their vehicle and took their mobile phones and a cash of 750.00 Ghana Cedis. Not content with the money, the robbers started hitting them with the guns, opening a cut on the forehead of his friend Mensah.
The victim said the armed robbers then sped off in their taxi and his Opel car, leaving them to their fate.
Mr. Odoi added that not long afterwards, an Urvan passenger bus on its way to Nkawkaw spotted them and after hearing their story, gave them a lift to Nkawkaw where they went to the police to lodge a complaint.
They had to spend the night at the station and when they reported at the Holy Family hospital the following morning for medical treatment, Mensah was admitted but was later treated and discharged.
Odoi said unknown to them, when the armed robbers took their mobile phones they pretended to be police officers and started dialling the contacts on the phones to indicate that the two had died in a car accident, and that their bodies had been deported at the Kumasi Central Hospital.
When contacted, a police source at Nkawkaw confirmed the incident and said investigations were underway.
Source: GNA - Ghana News Agency
Ghana Pundit Headline News
Pan Africa News
Peacefm Online - News with a vision
The Times - World News
The Times - Africa News
Pambazuka News :Emerging powers in Africa Watch
AfricaNews - RSS News
The Zimbabwe Telegraph
BBC News | Africa | World Edition
My Blog List
Guest Post: Desert Mirage: Fact-checking China in Namibia - *This guest post is by Jyhjong Hwang, the Senior Research Assistant at the** China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS. * On Sunday, *The New...3 months ago
A Leopard can’t change its skin: PNDC versus Rev. Charles Palmer Buckle, NDC versus Rev Martey & Otabil - The Catholic Standard, before it was banned by the PNDC government of Jerry John Rawlings in 1985, was Ghana’s oldest private newspaper, owned by the Catho...10 months ago