2 armed robbers lynched in Kumasi

TWO suspected armed robbers were lynched by an irate mob at Ayigya, a suburb of Kumasi, at dawn on Monday, when they attempted to snatch a mobile phone and a laptop computer from a student.

The suspects, armed with pistols, were residents of Ayigya, andwere clubbed and stoned by the mob, numbering about 200, after the student shouted for help.

They died shortly before the police arrived on the scene at about 6.30 a.m.

Eye witnesses told The Ghanaian Times that the Affordable Housing area at Ayigya has become the target of robbers.

The Affordable Housing project, was started by the government a couple of years ago at Asokore-Mampong in the Ashanti Region, but now abandoned.

The uncompleted structures have been taken over by squatters from Sawaba, Ayigya Zongo, and Aboabo, all in Kumasi.

Those who settled at the project site earlier, have been charging new comers between GH¢15 and GH¢100.

Besides, most of the project materials such as iron rods, PVC pipes, cement blocks, wooden doors, chippings, window and door frames belonging to the government have been stolen by the squatters.

According to the squatters, a gentleman called Accapela, who claims to be a foreman of one of the contracting firms on the project, has been renting the rooms to them.

From Kingsley E. Hope,Kumasi   

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