On the Kumasi to Accra route, passengers on a bus with registration number BW9090 were subjected to a terrifying armed robbery attack. Rev. Paul R.K. Sabla, a former jail officer, was one of the unlucky travelers caught up in the frightening incident.
The event occurred about 12 a.m., when the bus made a usual stop at a gas station.
According to Rev. Sabla, immediately after the bus started its journey to Accra, gunfire pierced the night’s silence.
“I was tired and dozing off on the bus, suddenly got awakened by the robbery. The bus was reportedly at a location called Dumasi, heading towards Konongo, when it was intercepted by the robbers. Approximately 40 passengers on board were instructed to lie on the floor as the assailants, armed and dangerous, carried out a brazen robbery,” he said.
Rev. Sabla gave a disturbing account of the occurrence, stressing Ghana’s worsening safety circumstances.
He bemoaned that the country is no longer a safe haven, urging authorities to prioritize and strengthen security measures to protect residents’ lives and possessions.
During the theft, the culprits, thought to be armed robbers, plundered the bus and stole items from all passengers.
Phones, wristwatches, backpacks, wallets, and other personal goods were confiscated, leaving the victims shocked and distressed.
The tragedy serves as a sharp reminder of the critical need for enhanced security and awareness on Ghana’s highways.
The impacted passengers are now dealing with the psychological consequences of the horrific event, and Rev. Sabla’s appeal for enhanced security has struck a chord with many who are concerned about the country’s escalating instability.
Authorities have been encouraged to properly investigate the incident, bring the offenders to justice, and take proactive actions to improve security on vital transit routes to avoid such tragedies in the future.