One dead, others injured as unknown armed men attacked Goil fuel station on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East Municipality of the western region.
The deceased, Prosper Dotse, alias Old Soldier, is a security officer of the fuel station.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Amenfi East in the Western Region, Frederick Korankye, in an interview, confirmed the incident has and ensured the Municipal Security Council will intensify the fights against criminal activity to make it unattractive in the area.
He said, the robbers who were wielding pinch-bars and hammers beat the workers mercilessly to sustain severe injuries.
“Per the information we have gathered, those armed robbers who carried out the operations are not experienced,” he noted.
“From the CCTV footage I have seen, these are local armed robbers. When they arrived at the station, they attacked the security officer who was armed. They took his gun but they could not use it. They had no idea how to even unlock the gun. They had to beat the security officer until he became unconscious. We have secured the CCTV footage and we are working around it to arrest them as soon as possible,” he indicated.
“They moved to the supermarket and attacked the attendant but another security officer who was also armed came and started firing warning shots at them. They got scared and bolted from the station. We have since invited the family of the deceased whilst the rest are receiving treatment at the hospital,” he added.
“The cities are no more attractive to the armed robbers so most of them are migrating to our communities, but we are working to ensure the crime rate is reduced so about 300 counter-terrorism police officers are being deployed to the area to beef up security.”
Mr. Frederick Korankye, therefore, revealed that about 300 counter-terrorism Police Officers have been deployed to the area to go after criminal who are perpetrating evil within the municipality.