TWO unidentified armed robbers yesterday killed a woman when they raided a house at Washington, in Zenu, near Ashaiman.
Mrs. Bernice Adjorlolo, 41, a trader, died instantly after the bullet, fired by one of the robbers penetrated her chest. The robbers made away with a television set that was kept in the bedroom.
Narrating the unfortunate incident to pressmen, her husband Mr. David Adjorlolo, the Campaign Manager of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman, Mr. Alfred Agbesi said they were awakened after hearing a big bang on their bedroom door at about 2:55 a.m. on Monday.
“I went to the door to find out what was happening but I saw two men at the entrance with one clutching a gun,” he said.
He added that with the help of his wife, they managed to push the door back and locked it up.
At that point one of the robbers threatened to shoot if we did not open the door. I therefore, inserted the key to open it but while turning the key, the robber released the trigger,” he stated.
He said the bullet pierced through the door and hit his wife’s chest, the impact sent her reeling unto the floor.
They entered the room and marched me to the cabinet and asked “where is the money? I told them I did not have any money and opened all the drawers for them to see that no money was kept there”, he said.
He said the robbers hurriedly left, but he later realized that they had stolen a television set kept in the room.
When contacted, the Tema Regional Police Public Relations Officer ASP Juliana Obeng said The Tema Regional Police Commander DCOP Beatrice Vib-Sanziri and a team of Policemen have visited the crime scene and commenced investigations into the incident.
Mr. Agbesi has since visited Mr. Adjorlolo to console him.
Meanwhile, fear has gripped residents of the area and they have called on the Police to increase patrols and possibly set up a neighbourhood watch committee to augment efforts at securing the area following robberies I the area.
From Godfred B. Gibbah, Tema