Armed robbers snatch taxi from driver at Buoho

A 57-year-old taxi driver, Akwasi Asamoah, has been robbed of his Daewoo Matiz taxi cab, at gunpoint at Sasa, near Buoho in the Afigya Kwabre South District in the Ashanti Region.

The incident happened around 9:30 pm on Wednesday, when the driver was hired by two men at Bantama to convey made-in-Ghana footwear from Buoho to the Metro Mass Transit yard at Abrepo junction.

Narrating his ordeal, on Kumasi Based Otec FM, the victim said they also took away his mobile phone and an unspecified amount of money (his daily sales).

“Two men, one wearing a nose mask, hired me from Bantama to convey footwear from Buoho to the Metro Mass Transit yard at Abrepo junction. At Sasa, they told me to pull over at a dark place and they got down. They came back without the goods and told me to move closer to them which I complied,” Asamoah said.

He said “they told me to come closer, I became suspicious of their evil intents, so I declined. One of them asked me for assistance to carry the goods into the taxi, which also I declined.”

“All of a sudden, one came and sat in the front seat, pulled out the car key, pushed me away and took control of the driver’s seat. The other person with the nose mask pointed a gun at me which I complied, and they sped off with my Daewoo Matiz taxi,” he said.

Asamoah said that when they were speeding off, he shouted at them, which drew the attention of some members of the community, but their effort to stop them proved futile, after which he lodged a complaint with the police.

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