Afram Plains South Outgoing DCE Survive Highway Robbery Attack
The attack came less than 24 hours after a deadly robbery attack at Ekye Amanfrom market.
The outgoing District Chief Executive for Kwahu Afram Plains South, George Ofori has escaped a suspected highway robbery attack on Sunday while en route to a funeral at Ekye Amanfrom in the Eastern region.
The DCE was travelling in his official Nissan Patrol vehicle with his driver when they bumped into the daylight highway robbery at the Boakyekrom stretch of the road towards Ekye Amanfrom, but the driver refused to stop and rather accelerated.
The robbers allegedly opened fire on the vehicle but missed the target. The bullet only scratched the bonnet of the Nissan vehicle.
Thomas Hamid Seidu, the Afram Plains South Constituency Communication officer of the ruling New Patriotic Party has stated the ” the outgoing DCE has survived a robbery attack unhurt, and he is doing fine”.
The attack comes less than 24 hours after a deadly robbery attack at Ekye Amanfrom market.
The Residents besiege the police station
A mob besieged Ekye Amanfrom Police station in Afram Plains South District in the Eastern Region of Ghana on Sunday, October 10, 2021, over the arrest of a suspect believed to be part of the four masked robbery gangs that attacked a mobile money vendor and provision shops on Saturday leading to the death of one motor rider.
Information gathered indicates that the mob wielding sticks, bottles, and stones invaded the Police station demanding the release of the suspect arrested at the shores of the Afram River by fishermen after he attempted to hire a speed boat to cross the river.
The suspect has been whisked away by Police to Tease, the District Capital for interrogation.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent