One killed as armed robbers attack traders on the Bunso-Osiem highway
Police in Kibi have arrested two people who attacked tomato traders
and shot one person dead on the Bunso-Osiem
highway in the Eastern Region.
Reports indicate the incident occurred at about 0400 hours
on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Bunso Site 2.
The tomato traders were onboard a KIA Rhino Truck with
registration No. GC 328-11, travelling from Akyem Begoro
to Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.
The suspects, Haruna Amadu aged 25, and Joseph Nhyira,
aged 25, allegedly attacked and robbed the five female
traders of their monies and bags at gunpoint.
In the course of the robbery, one of them shot one of the traders
named Victoria in the head, killing her instantly.
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The suspects fled into the bush after the operation but police upon
learning of the incident pursued them in the bush and arrested
the suspects with support of community members.
Items said to have been retrieved from the suspects included two
unregistered single-barrel shotguns, a machete, bags, voter ID Cards
and assorted mobile sim cards, some of which belonged to the victims.
Suspects and exhibits are in the custody of the Police,
pending processing for Court.