Gunmen attack traders at station

ABOUT eight gunmen on Tuesday evening, held 13 traders on board, a Ho-Tema bound bus, hostage at the RTC Park opposite the Ho Central Market, collected their monies and cellular phones from them and fled the scene upon the arrival of a police team.

The market day incident took place at about 8 p.m., just after the market had closed.

Some of the victims said that they were set to depart on the Ford bus, GW 2300-10 when the gangsters, who had been hanging around the area, suddenly closed in on the vehicle, pulled out rifles and pistols and asked them to surrender their monies or risk being killed.

One of the women was slightly injured in the right arm as the gunmen fired indiscriminately to terrify their victims into submission. 

She was sent to the hospital where she was treated and discharged.

In all, the robbers took away about GH¢20, 000 from the traders.

One of the victims told The Ghanaian Times that the robbers could not take her cellular phone from her because she kept it in her underpant.

She said that the robbers fled into nearby obscure corners as soon as the police arrived at the scene.

When contacted, the Volta Regional Police Commander, Mr P.Y. Gyinae, confirmed the story and said that the matter was being investigated.

No arrest was made at the time of filing this report.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

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