Users of Atebubu-Yeji Highway has called upon the Inspector General of Police(IGP), John Kudalor to task the Atebubu, Yeji police to intensify police patrol on the highway in order to prevent them from the rampant robbery attacks.
Marketers who ply that route has been suffering in the hands of armed robbers with a similar incident happening in a broad day light yesterday on this same route.
In a studio interview on Pink FM’s Midday news on Monday, a marketer who is an eyewitness to the robbery incident, Mr. Samuel Tamakloe gave this account.
“After ten minutes our car has passed, the next car to ours including four others were being intercepted by the robbers…the robbers numbering about four robbed the passengers their money and other valuables. This brings to two robbery cases on the same route just yesterday between Prang and Yeji alone…it happened at around 4pm in the evening…. I have been going to Yeji to buy cattle regularly and there’s no patrol team”
Touching on the modus operandi of the robbers, Mr. Tamakloe said they use guns and other weapons and also attack passengers on market days which is Mondays and Tuesdays.
He however decried on how the police in the area has relented in patrolling regularly on the stretch to scare drivers.
He therefore called on the IGP on the behalf of other business men and women to task the police to rampantly patrol on the highway to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Meanwhile the Drivers Association in the area has threatened to embark on a demonstration coupled with a strike action when the situation continues unabated.
This was revealed after the Drivers Association conveyed a meeting with their executives on Monday afternoon with the secretary of the Association Alhaji Saddick confirming to PINKNEWS in a phone interview.
Story:Akwasi Addo, pinkfmonlinegh.com