Residents shot in robbery attack on forex bureau operator


At least three persons were hit by stray bullets when robbers attacked a forex bureau operator and robbed him of unspecified amount. The forex bureau operator, Samuel Ayitey Okine, was also shot thrice in the leg before the robbers overpowered him and took away his money at Bubiashie in Accra on Monday evening. Information available to indicates that four heavily armed robbers clad in black attire ambushed Samuel Ayitey Okine, who lives along the Tawiah France Street.

According to Afrifa, an eyewitness, “two of the robbers waited at the gate with motorbikes, while the other two followed the victim upstairs upon his return from work. They struggled with him and shot him, thrice in his leg; escaping with an undisclosed amount of money while shooting indiscriminately.” As a result of the indiscriminate shooting, the eyewitness said, a resident was shot in the leg, the other in the arm with another person being scathed by bullet. The events of the evening, launched  the entire neighborhood into a state of shock and disbelief since such a thing has not happened there before.

The horrifying incident drew out scores of worried residents to the scene who kept questioning the state of their security. The police SWAT team, deployed to the robbery scene found empty shells scattered on the ground. The victims were rushed to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and are responding to treatment.

By Johnnie Hughes |TV3|


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