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A fuel retail outlet belonging to Ghana’s leading indigenous Oil Marketing Company, GOIL, in Wassa Akropong in the Western Region was on Monday, 15th August 2022 attacked by suspected armed men.

The robbers shot and killed the security man on duty, Prosper Dotse, popularly known as Old Soldier after they had succeeded in disarming him.

The robbery incident also reportedly left more than two people seriously injured.

According to a media report, the suspected robbers invaded the station at about 1 am Monday, took some staff who were resting after work and subjected them to beatings.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Amenfi East, Frederick Korankye, who has been speaking to journalists in the area on the robbery incident, indicated that the armed robbers who carried out the raid appeared not to be experienced.

“From the CCTV footage I have seen, these are local armed robbers. When they arrived at the station, they attacked the security officer who was armed. They took his gun but they could not use it. They had no idea how to even unlock the gun. They had to beat the security officer until he became unconscious. We have secured the CCTV footage and we are working around it to arrest them as soon as possible,” he said.

According to the MCE, the armed robbers, armed with pinch bars and hammers, subjected the workers on duty to severe beatings.

“They moved to the supermarket and attacked the attendant but another security officer who was also armed started firing warning shots at them. They got scared and bolted from the station. We have since invited the family of the deceased whilst the rest are receiving treatment at the hospital,” he added.

According to him, about 300 counter-terrorism police personnel have been deployed to the area to fight crime.

“The cities are no more attractive to the armed robbers so most of them are migrating to our communities, but we are working to ensure the crime rate is reduced, so about 300 counter-terrorism police personnel are being deployed to the area to beef up security.”







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