06 Feb Ghastly attack by armed robbers kills ambulance driver in Ghana
By Staff reporter
Mr. Abraham Tetteh the ambulance driver shot by highway robbers on Somanya to Adukrom Road has died.
Highway robbers on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at about 1:00, am dawn attacked the ambulance vehicle and shot the driver in the head while rushing a pregnant woman in labour from the Akuse Government Hospital to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.
According to an eye witness account, the Constituency ambulance with registration number GV644-20 bumped into a robbery operation on Aseseeso Community whilst dispatching a pregnant woman in labor to the Akuse government hospital in the Eastern region of Ghana .The armed robbers upon seeing the blue lights thought it was police officers and started opening fire towards the ambulance .
Some of the gunshots managed to hit the driver .Unperturbed, the armed robbers rushed to the ambulance after noticing it wasn’t police officers and demanded money from the ambulance crew. The robbers inhumanely demanded money from the crew and the pregnant woman who was in labour and took 10GH and a mobile phone.
A victim who was in one of the vehicles robbed by the armed robbers got down from the vehicle after the robbers had fled and drove the Ambulance together with the injured officer and the pregnant women to Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital.
This fatal incident has raised the topic of security arrangements along Ghana major roads and the urgency of government to mount CCTV cameras and establish several security posts.
Ghana loses millions of dollars to corruption every year .Experts say if monies which are largely unaccounted for are put into pertinent areas like security in the country there are many deaths which will be avoided.
The robbery incident happened few days after a similar attack on three police officers – Sergeant Moses Tetteh Nartey, Corporal Christian Totimeh and Detective Ibrahim Apaka by highway robbers on Akyem Pramkese to Akyem Techiman road in Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region.