Crime & Punishment of Friday, 17 January 2014

Source: GNA

Two suffer gunshot wounds in robbery attack

A 20-year old suspected robber is being held by the Police at Nyinahin in connection with a robbery attack at Nkrumah, a farming community in the Atwima-Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.

It left two assembly members and one other person hurt.

George Duru, together with two others on the run, raided the community at about 0130 hours on Thursday, held many of the people at gun-point and robbed them of their monies and valuables.

They shot the assembly member, Mr Iddrisu Salifu, in the waist and one Kwame Poku, in the arm.

The two were rushed to the Kwadaso SDA Hospital in Kumasi and are reported to be responding to treatment.

Police Superintendent Ephraim Kwarteng, the District Commander, who confirmed the incident to Ghana News Agency said for about a-half of an hour, Duru and his gang held the entire community hostage amid sporadic gunshots.

Some of the young men later mustered courage and engaged the robbers, forcing them to flee.

They managed to capture Duru, but his colleagues slipped through, leaving behind a motorbike, which has been impounded by the police.