Armed robbers raid Foresight Medical Centre

foresightA group of armed robbers on Wednesday night, stormed the Foresight Medical Centre at Anago-Kordzi in the Ho munici-pality and held the staff at gun-point for almost 20 minutes.

The four member gang broke into one of the safes and bolted with an undisclosed amount of money and two laptop computers.

They also subjected a male nurse to severe beatings and took GH¢150 from him.

The proprietor of the Centre, Dr. Divine Amexo, was out of town, at the time of the incident.

The robbery took place barely eight hours after the chiefs of Asogli threatened to task the Asafo groups to take over security, if the authorities would not act to stem the spate of robberies in the area.

Four days earlier, six gunmen had stormed Goshen City, the house of Dr. Mark Amexo, a medical officer, and robbed him of all his belomgings at gun-point.

When our reporter got to the scene about 30 minutes after the robbery, a team of policemen had already arrived to conduct investigations.

The night staff told our reporter that one of the gangsters called at the Centre, under the pretex of visiting a female patient on admission, but was informed that all the three wards were empty.

He left but returned within a few minutes with three other masked men, armed with rifles and pistols.

According to the staff, the men pointed guns at them, ransacked the pharmacy and the records unit, and demanded to be shown the money safe.

The terrified staff obliged and led them to the drawer containing the money.

Dissatisfied, the robbers attacked the senior male nurse on duty, collected the money in his pocket and bolted in a waiting taxi.

Meanwhile, the War Lord of the Asogli Traditional Area, Togbe Adzi Lakle Howusu XII, has expressed misgivings over the rampant robberies in the Ho municipality over the past six months and called on the police to be up and doing in the area.

He accused the Volta Regional Police, on Citi FM News yesterday, as monitored by The Ghanaian Times of “non- performance” and warned that the chiefs would detail the ‘Asafo’ groups on security duties in the municipality to deal with criminals.

In a sharp response, the Regional Police Commander, Mr P. Gyinae, said the police were doing their best to keep the municipality safe and that the few unfortunate incidents could not be used to judge their performances.

Currently, the fear of insecurity has gripped the entire municipality.

From Alberto Mario Noretti,Ho

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