A gang of armed robbers attacked Gaso Fuel Filling Station in Adankrono, near Kade, within the Kwaebibirem Municipality of the Eastern Region on the evening of Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
At approximately 6:30 PM, the armed robbers numbering about four who were on foot suddenly descended upon the Filling Station, unleashing a hail of sporadic gunshots that injured a bystander.
During the brazen attack, the criminals managed to escape with an undisclosed sum of money and the mobile phone of an attendant.
The situation escalated to a point where even a vehicle parked at the station bore the marks of the criminal act, with visible pellet holes.
The masked robbers bolted into the forest before the arrival of the local Police.
Investigations are currently underway to apprehend the culprits.
This incident marks the latest in a string of similar armed robberies targeting fuel-filling stations in the Eastern Region.
Just a week prior, on October 30, 2023, at approximately 7 PM, a fatal robbery incident occurred at the Total-5 fuel filling station, situated opposite the All-Nations University campus along the Koforidua-Akwadum to Suhum road.
During this ill-fated robbery, a private security guard lost his life, while another individual suffered gunshot injuries at the hands of armed robbers.
Yilo Krobo municipality also recorded a second Fuel station robbery attack on October 24, 2023.
The robbery gang targeted the Gaso fuel Filling station and a mobile money vendor in the heart of the municipality.
This chilling modus operandi bore eerie similarities to an earlier robbery on October 11, 2023, at SP Gas filling station situated 200 meters apart.
According to eyewitnesses, the four-armed robbers including a female, with remarkable swiftness, executed their mission in less than 8 minutes amid the firing of sporadic warning shots.
Armed with pump-action guns, they managed to make off with an undisclosed sum of money fthe rom Gaso Filling station, in addition to a substantial amount of Twenty-Eight Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHc 28,000) from the mobile money vendor.
No arrest has been made in all incidents that occurred
Let’s live harmoniously to safeguard Ghana’s peace – Peace Council on recent clashes
The National Peace Council (NPC) has called on Ghanaians to live harmoniously with each other to safeguard the country’s peace.
It has urged Ghanaians to protect “the peace and security of the country by creating and using avenues of tolerance, cooperation, and coexistence to sustain the country’s identity as an oasis of peace in Africa.”
This follows the unfortunate violent clashes in some parts of the country which have resulted in the deaths of some citizens.
Reports from Kintampo in the Bono East Region, Nkwanta in the Oti Region, and Wenchiki in the Northeast Region indicate that violence has led to the destruction of lives and property in these affected communities.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NPC reminded Ghanaians “of paragraphs (c), (d) and (i) of
article 41 of the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana which states thus: The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations, and accordingly, it shall be the duty of every citizen.”
“To foster national unity and live in harmony with others; to respect the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of others, and generally to refrain from doing acts detrimental to the welfare of other persons. To co-operate with lawful agencies in the maintenance of law and order.”
Read the full statement from the NPC here
Defence and National Security Ministers to appear before parliament today over Kintampo clash
The Ministers of Defence and National Security are expected to appear before the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament on Thursday, November 23, to provide a briefing on actions being taken by the government to forestall a clash between the Mo and Wangara tribes in the Kintampo North municipality.
This comes on the back of a summons by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
According to the Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Kwame Kumah, tensions were high when the Mo tribe requested to perform rituals within the months of November and December, coinciding with the annual Klubi festival of the Wangara community.
In response to calls for a ceasefire by the MP, the Speaker directed that the government must take immediate steps to ensure peaceful coexistence.
“As the first authorities to come to this house to brief the committee on Defense and Interior, this is an urgent matter that should be handled with dispatch. I think Thursday should be okay for the two ministers and their commanders to appear before the committee early tomorrow morning by 9 am to brief the committee. It is an urgent matter.”
“The National Security Council through their regional office should immediately intervene because the chieftaincy institution is one of the cornerstones of the peace and security of our country, and we hold that institution dearly. We will do everything to prevent that institution from falling into disarray,” he stated.
Watch how Quick Credit staff violently raided restaurant over ‘unpaid loan’
Some staff of a popular loan company, Quick Credit Ghana, stormed a local restaurant to recover a loan sum.
Videos available to GhanaWeb and shared on social media showed over half a dozen male workers in violent exchanges with the staff at the restaurant said to be located at Laterbiokoshie, a suburb of Accra.
According to a person videoing the encounter, the staff had forced their way into the facility, packed up the furniture and succeeded in locking up the place before leaving.
The video, shot in the evening, however, did not show any affected customers nor did it show any casualties.
The company has yet to issue an official statement on the development. GhanaWeb is also trying to reach out to the affected businesses.
Watch the video below:
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