One killed, woman gang raped as robbers attack passengers on Yendi-Bimbilla road

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One person was allegedly killed while a woman was gang raped during an attack by armed robbers on passengers on the Yendi-Bimbilla road.

The incident which took lace on the night of Tuesday, June 11 2019 saw the robbers stop and rob about 4 vehicles at a go on the night of the incident.

The passengers who were mostly market women were said to be traveling from the Gbintiri Market which is a popular weekly market in the North East Region when the incident occurred.

Some passengers who gave an account of what transpired said the armed robbers numbering about five, wielded 2 AK 47 assault rifles and cutllases.

They narrated that the robbers then blocked the road with electric poles between Pusiga and Ganguyili, both suburbs of Bimbilla before odering the passengers to lie face down on the road.

They said a KIA Rio vehicle which was on a top speed upon realizing the situation tried avoiding an accident and veered off the road, stepping on one of the passengers in the process.

The victim was pronounced dead instantly.

They said the robbers also made away with sums of monies running into several thousands of cedis.

The robbers who are suspected to be Fulanis are said to have taken turns to rape one particular woman.

No arrests have been made yet.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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