5 masked armed robbers have attacked a VIP bus with registration number GT 5795-16 moving from Takoradi to Kumasi in Ghana. After the robbery, they asked the passengers to pray for them saying “…it was not their will”
On Monday, February 21, 2022, 5 armed robbers attacked a VIP bus moving from Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana to Kumasi. (Ashanti Region) It’s a journey of about 263 kilometers that takes close to 6 hours drive.
These notorious armed robbers with their masks on their faces with guilty conscience attacked the VIP bus with registration number GT 5795-16.
According to reports, the bus moved from Abenbebon Station in Apremdo, Takoradi at around 10:30 pm on Sunday. At around 3:30 am on Monday, they fell into the hands of these armed robbers on the way.
Victims, including the driver shared their experiences. During an interview with Connect FM a victim called Ekua narrated her story.
“At around 3:30 am on Monday, February 21, 2022, about five armed robbers with rifles and other weapons attacked us and made away with our monies and other belongings. All of them were wearing masks,” she disclosed.
She further explained that the 5 masked armed robbers asked for prayers after a successful robbery. Indicating that they had no choice because the economy hasn’t been favorable to them. With a guilty conscience, they run away with the monies and other stolen items.
Ekua continued by saying:
“After the robbery, they asked us to pray for them because it was not their will to stop vehicles on the highway and rob passengers of their belongings but the system has compelled them to do so.”
That was a sense of regret on the part of the armed robbers. However, they run away with the monies and items they robbed.
The driver of the bus named Agya Owusu also shared his experience. He was driving the VIP bus with registration number GT 5795-16 when an incoming car alerted him that there was danger on the road.
After hanging on for about 5 minutes, he continued… Sadly it was too late for him when he saw people laid down on the road by the armed robbers. Soon they attacked him and the passengers on board. He disclosed that he was robbed of his GHS3,400.
“When I got to Fomena, I saw a driver alerting me with his light that there was danger on the road. I became confused and stopped the vehicle for about five minutes. I realized no vehicle was coming again so I decided to continue my journey.
“When I moved forward for some minutes, I saw a Sprinter bus on the road with passengers lying on the ground. This is where I realized armed robbers were on the road. There was nothing I could do again because they were very close. They attacked us and took all our monies. They took my GH¢3,400,” the driver Agya Owusu narrated.
Another unidentified man complained of losing GHS 8,500 to the robbers. According to him, this is the second consecutive time he has been robbed. He said the said amount is for the purchase of an engine for his vehicle. The first one was a theft from his mobile money, thinking this time around real cash would be better, unfortunately, he has met another robbery.
All the passengers on the bus were left stranded. The police have been notified about this robbery and an investigation is ongoing.