File photo: Armed robber

Residents of Tse-Addo near Trade Fair in the Greater Accra region have been sharing harrowing accounts of how they have come under constant armed robbery attacks.

Gun-wielding robbers have for the past two days been attacking residents in the area who hitherto lived very peacefully.

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Some of the residents claimed they currently live in fear due to the constant attacks by the robbers who torment them on daily basis in the night.

One of the victims has suffered a fractured skull due to the intense battery by the armed robbers.

A distraught mother, narrating her ordeal on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem programme, Friday, said she heard her son screaming during the attack.

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“I started shouting for help and the armed robbers threatened to shoot me. They later came to my room and demanded money so I gave them my bag full of money,” she stated.

Worried about her son’s safety, she said she rushed to his room only to find him laying in a pool of blood.

“We were not sure the armed robbers had left so we waited for my eldest son to bring the police. We rushed him to the hospital where it was diagnosed he had a fractured skull,” she recounted.

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Another victim said the robbers were armed with heavy implements which they used to break into her house.

She said she and her household were gripped with fear but had no other option than to endure the attacks.

Assemblyman for the area, Emmanuel Kwapong, bemoaned the incessant armed robbery attacks in the area.

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He noted that though they have a neighbourhood watchdog committee to enhance security activities in the area, it is woefully inadequate.

Mr Kwapong called on the government to as a matter of urgency deploy more police officers to the area.

Former Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah, a resident in the area called for increased police patrols in the vicinity.

He said though they have a police post, they lack the needed resources to combat such crimes.

“We have a police post but not armed enough to deal with robberies; strengthening them is critical,” Mr Mensah added.

Source: Ghana | | Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman