General News of Fri, 26 Jan 201814
Robbery, fire outbreak reported at Kwabenya; one casualty recorded
News reaching YEN.com.gh is that there has been a robbery attempt at Kwabenya, a suburb of Accra. The reports have revealed that the robbers have been apprehended and are currently in the grips of the police.
According to eyewitnesses close to the Regimanuel Gray area (around Atomic Down near Antis) there is currently a standoff between residents and the police over the custody of the apprehended robbers.
It is alleged that the residents are calling for instant justice but the police will have none of that. The issue has resulted in an almost 2-hour banter between the security forces and the irate residents who are reported to be pushing for the robbers to be burnt alive.
The robbers were believed to have exchanged fire with the police but were eventually overpowered and arrested.
Residents who were alarmed by the gunshots are believed to have run to find safety from the shots.
It is however reported that a lady who was also in the neighborhood of the robbery incident run out of her kitchen to save herself.
It is alleged that the food she left unattended to sparked a fire leading to a fire outbreak in the area.
The fire is reported to have taken the life of a baby who was sleeping in one of the rooms in the house after its parents had run out for fear of getting burnt. Some emergency calls were made leading to the arrival of 3 fire service vehicles who have successfully put out the fire.