Armed robbers attack Church of Pentecost members and other passengers the Eastern Region.
This comes less than 72 hours after a similar attack on passengers on Anyinasin junction stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highway Monday dawn and exchanged gunfire with the Police for several minutes.Robbers engage police in gun battle after shooting driver on Accra-Kumasi.
On Tuesday around 9:30 pm some notorious highway robbers terrorizing commuters in Akyem Anyinasin and its environs in the Eastern Region have attacked and robbed members of the Church of Pentecost and other passengers.
Fourteen (14) of the victims including women from three local assemblies of the Church were onboard a vehicle driven by one Elder Enock Ofori returning from the Church’s district officers program at Old Tafo Akyem heading towards Akyem Anyinasin.34-year-old woman grabbed by Police for raping 11-year-old boy
The robbers managed to escape with Church offerings,Deacon Asare said.
“While we were Returning from the Church program the armed robbers numbering four blocked the road and at gunpoint ordered us to come out of the vehicle and lie in prone position. They took away everything from us .our monies including Church offerings and mobile phones. They made us lie down for about an hour as they robbed other cars.it was very traumatic”
Asare, one of the victims also revealed that the highway robbers numbering four(4) wielding guns and daggers blocked the road and at gunpoint ordered their vehicle to stop which the driver complied.
He said the robbers forced them out of the Vehicle to lie facedown on the road and surrounder their mobile phones and monies to them.
Assembly Member for Akyem Anyinasin, Isaac Okyere, told Kasapa News residents are living in fear, therefore, appealed to the Inspector General of Police to intervene and deal with the robbers.