General News Fri, 16 Nov 2001

Armed Robbers Hijack Bus & Rob Passangers

A gang of armed robbers at dawn on Friday hijacked an Accra Bawku bound Kingdom Transport Service (KTS) bus and robbed its passengers of various sums of money at the Karimenga Hills, near Bolgatanga.

A passenger, who was on the bus told the GNA in Bolgatanga that the KTS bus was on its way from Accra when the group attacked it at Karimenga Hills at about 0200 hours.

He said the robbers fired and deflated a tyre to force the driver to stop. They ordered all the passengers to get down and lie on the ground.

They then went to the passengers one after the other and asked them to surrender all the money they had, after which they entered the bus and took away whatever they found valuable.


Thee Upper East Regional Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police ( ASP) S. A. Nyarko told the Ghana News Agency that six suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the robbery.

A.S.P. Nyarko said the six men were found on board an articulated truck heading for Bawku and taken in for questioning.

The Crime Officer declined to give any further details, saying the Police were yet to interrogate the suspects for more information on the incident.

He however, intimated that some members of the gang were still at large and that the Police were carrying out a search operation.

Source: GNA