Convoy of MPs foil highway robbery attack on Sampa-Mankraso highway

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A convoy of Members of Parliament in the early hours of Thursday, November 25, 2022 foiled a highway robbery attack on the Sampa-Mankraso highway in the Ahafo Region.

The robbers who under the cover of darkness, held several commuters and passengers hostage and robbed their victims.

Using sophisticated weapons the robbers held their victims at gunpoint and succeeded in unleashing terror on their victims till an approaching headlight cut short their expedition.

Those headlights emanated from a convoy of three V-8 vehicles occupied by 7 members of parliament on their way to Sampa-Mankraso in the Ahafo Region.

The seven including Ningo-Prampram MP, Samuel Nartey George, Ho West MP Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, South Dayi MP Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor and Tamale North MP Alhassan Suhuyini were on their way to an official engagement.

The rest were Kpando MP Dela Sowah, La Dadekotopon MP Rita Odoley Sowah, and Jaman North MP Frederick Ahenkwah.

The sound of the engines from the powerful vehicles were not enough to dispel the robbers who opened fire on the MPs.

The security detail of the lawmakers sensing danger also returned fire. The robbers at this moment who acknowledged the superior gunfire of the lawmakers, fled the crime scene through the bushes.

The MPs have since lodged an official complaint with the Sunyani Police Command.

ABC News News has however gathered they were directed to submit an extract to the police command in the Ahafo Region since Mankraso is part of the newly created region.

Ningo-Prampram MP Sam George took to social media to offer praises to God for coming through for him and his colleagues and asked for the police to be offered all the needed support to fight the armed robbery menace especially as Christmas approaches.
“Thankful to the Almighty for the gift of life. Last night, his deliverance from the jaws of death for myself and 6 of my Colleagues is a blessing we cannot repay. The menace of highway robberies is one we must seek to do more about. I am glad we were used as vessels to save over 40 other citizens who had been held at gun point. Hopefully, the Ghana Police Service would be supported to do more to fight the cancer as we enter the yuletide. Still we move! 🦁🙏🏾” he posted on Facebook

SourceABC News

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