Some daring armed robbers this afternoon, attacked and robbed the occupants of about four cars and several motorbikes. According to eyewitnesses, the armed robbers numbered about 10. They stopped a vehicle carrying leading members of NPP in Fanteakwa North, robbed them of their monies and mobile phones and other valuables but did not allow them to leave.
They were forced to lie prostrate on the floor for about 30 minutes as they waited for more preys. Among the vehicles initially robbed was one carrying a casket and some mourners traveling to Volta Region to bury a loved one.
The driver of the hearse was robbed of his money and so were other occupants of the vehicle. There was another vehicle belonging to some Indian investors. Then came the NDC’s Campaign Van which seemed to be the final target. There was a gunshot from an unknown destination when armed robbers were approaching the NDCs vehicle. They concluded that the gunshot came from the NDCs vehicle and so they buried several bullets into the vehicle to break any resistance. The four occupants of the vehicle literally buried themselves into it to avoid being hit by the flying bullets. According to the driver of the vehicle, about 20 shots were fired at the vehicle. They the robbers didn’t find any resistance coming from the vehicle, they got closer, ordered them out and emptied their pockets. All the four had serious gunshot wounds.
They then paved they were for the NDCs van to leave the spot. They instructed the driver to hurry up and send the people to the hospital since they were seriously hurt. Meanwhile, the NPP Executives, including the constituency Secretary, Mr. Charles Oware Tweneboah, popularly known as Sir COT and Mr. Desmond Bempong, were lying on their bellies and shivering like lilies. The NDCs, vehicle, whose tires were fired into, couldn’t travel far beyond the spot.
The NPP supported the wounded NDC people and carried them into their vehicle to Begoro District Hospital. They latter informed the Begoro police for necessary actions to be taken. Both the NDC and NPP executives were coming from the same funeral at Odortom. The deceased was a mother of an Npp executive and the brother of a strong NDC person so both parties were there to sympathize with the bereaved families and to take advantage of the political season to garner some votes ahead of time.
Story By: Awuku Malik( Shaft FM News)