A pair of bold, in-your-face armed robbers who attempted a daylight robbery in Accra got their just desserts when a taxi driver nearby foiled their plot with a fascinating high speed chase on the streets of Cantonments.
The two robbers had shot and wounded a Koala shop attendant who had been sent to deposit some money in the bank so they could rob her. The pair were apparently tipped off by a worker in the shop.
The brazen robbers, stationed on a motorbike, managed to shoot their victim in the leg so they could snatch her bag, but were unlucky when a taxi driver spotted what was happening and gave chase.
He managed to run them down, and then shoved them off the road into a gutter. They both suffered varying degrees of injury, whilst the car was mangled from the impact. Fortunately, that led to their arrest as well, after the intervention of an army officer.
According to the PRO of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Afia Tenge, the inside man has been identified as one Gilbert Osabutey, who works as a supervisor at Koala- whilst the two robbers are Abaliku Sannie and Oko Quaicoo. They are set to receive treatment and then would be processed for court.
Meanwhile, former President Jerry John Rawlings has called for the taxi driver in question to be awarded for his bravery. In a statement, he called him heroic and patriotic.
“The boldness exhibited by the taxi driver was truly heroic and patriotic. At the risk of his own life, he confronted these armed men, damaged his taxi in the process and ensured they did not escape the law.
“We should all applaud his courage. The two men deserve national recognition for their bravery,”