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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 13 December 2019

Source: Starr FM

Highway robbers block Kasoa-Winneba road, inflict gun wounds on travellers

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Travellers using the Kasoa-Cape Coast Thursday night had the shock of their lives as armed robbers attacked them in the deep of the night around the Gomoa Potsin area.

Those affected by the attack were traders from Agona Swedru as well as those who were heading the Cape Coast and Accra sides of the road.

Occupants of vehicles both private and commercial were ordered to stop by the robbers who were reportedly posing like police officers on duty.

Those who failed to stop had the glasses of their vehicles vandalised by the robbers while those who could not give them money were also subjected to severe beatings leaving one person in a critical condition.

Some passengers also sustained gun wounds in the process.

The robbers who were reportedly between 14 to 18 in number are believed to be Nigerian and Nigerien (Fulani) origin per their accent.

A lot of the passengers were robbed of their property and other belongings during the period of attack which started around 10pm.

The robbers then fled the scene before the police got to the scene.

The Dominase District Commander DSP Paul Ankam also confirmed the attack and indicated that the police are doing everything possible to bring the perpetrators to book.

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