Mobile money vendors land in hospital after being attacked by gunmen

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Separate robbery incidents on two mobile money vendors have been recorded in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis in the Western Region.

The incidents recorded over the weekend left the victims, Joseph Ansah, 21, and John Kofi Abekah, 41, hospitalized at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, told the Ghana News Agency.

The armed robbers were said to have shot the thighs of their victims and thereafter bolted with some undisclosed amounts from the two incidents.

Ms. Monica Eshun, a sibling of one of the victims, reported to the Takoradi Central Police that at about 7:45 pm on Friday, her younger brother Joseph Ansah was attacked by two armed men using an unregistered motorbike at Ahenkofi.

Meanwhile, the police have retrieved two live rounds of ammunition from the crime scene.

A similar situation was recorded at the Takoradi Harbour Taxi Rank, where a mobile vendor was attacked and bags of unspecified amount taken away.

The police said the victim, John Kofi Abekah, 41 who tried to chase the robbers was also shot in the thigh.

The two victims are however responding to treatment.

Source: GNA