Somanya: Female robber leads gang, shoot 3 in deadly fuel station robbery

A female has led a gang of armed robbers to attack a fuel station and a mobile money agent at Somanya in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The incident, according to reports in the second in a period of twelve days.

In all, four armed robbers led by a female launched a daredevil robbery act on the Gaso Filling station and a mobile money vendor located at Ogome, a suburb of Somanya in the evening of Monday, October, 23, 2023. The robbery which took place between 6:30 and 7: pm saw the female gang leader brandishing gun to scare away onlookers.

The robbery is reported to have taken place at the SP Gas filling station, located less than 200 meters from the Goaso filling station on October 11, 2023.

The four robbers are suspected to be part of the same gang of the eight robbers who struck at the SP Gas station some two weeks ago.

The armed robbers were armed with pump action guns with the female amongst them solely engaging in the firing, and shooting sporadically into the air.

They robbed the fuel station of an undisclosed amount of money.

A nearby mobile money operator was not spared as he reportedly lost over twenty-eight thousand Cedis (GHC 28,000) to the criminals.

An attendant of the filling station and two other eyewitnesses were shot in the course of the robbery.

Two of the victims have been admitted at the Yilo Krobo Municipal Hospital while one was treated and discharged at the Somanya polyclinic.

The robbers after the act, fled into nearby bushes before the arrival of the Somanya Police.

Although the robbers were pursued by the police, the chase was unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, the police following the earlier incident, wrote to all major businesses directing them to close their shops and offices by 8 pm to avert similar incidents. This directive, however, is not being observed by the business operators.

Police have also commenced investigations into the latest incident.


Leave a Comment