Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 4 January 2014
Police in Bekwai in the Ashanti Region are searching for three women who stabbed a taxi driver and stole his Toyota Corolla Taxi cab at Senfi on the Obuasi road.
The driver Sakibu Kadril sustained deep knife wounds.
He told Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor that the women took him on several rounds before attacking him in one of their errands: he claimed they were at Kumasi and Kokofu.
Kadril said one of the ladies tied a rope around his neck while on their way to Anwia Nkwanta and ordered him to stop and get down from the car.
He said he resisted their order which infuriated one of them who slapped him from behind. While he struggled with the ladies, he recalled that one of them reached the ignition key and stopped the engine; the car finally landed in a ditch.
He said he was forced out of the car after being stabbed in the wrist and several parts of the body. While weak, helpless and bleeding, the driver said his attackers abandoned him and drove off with the car.
The police is yet to make any arrest.
ASP Thomas Owoahene Acheampong, Bekwai District Police Commander said though women are known to be accomplices to male armed robbers, he finds it surprising for women alone to stage such a robbery.
He said the police would ensure that these suspected robbers are apprehended.