Armed Robbers Shoot Dead Nurse, Injure Two At Wenchi

A 25 year old Nurse lost her life on Saturday after a gang of armed robbers intercepted a taxi she was traveling in and opened fire.

The full identity of the Nurse is not yet known.

Two other persons that she was traveling in the taxi with, including the driver of the vehicle, also sustained various degrees of injury and have since been hospitalized.

The incident is said to have occurred on the Subinso-Nchiraa road in the Wenchi Municipality of the Bono Region.

50-year-old mason, Ofosu Nuamah, who was one of the passengers recounts the incident that  occurred on Saturday evening between 7 and 8 pm when they were returning from Subinso to Nchiraa in a taxi cab with registration number GW 4850 X. 

According to him, the robbers mounted a roadblock with motorbikes just about three miles before reaching Nchiraa.

When they got to the blockade armed robbers rushed at them in the middle of the road and started firing gunshots.

The Nurse who was sitting by him was hit and died on the spot. She was said to have been a staff at the Nchiraa Health Center.

According to him, a distress call was placed to the police but they never came until a good Samaritan came and conveyed the injured to Subinso Health Center before being referred to Wenchi.

The Wenchi Police has not yet given a response.

Medical Director at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital, Dr. Oman, confirmed the incident. “One was in a critical condition, one declared dead before arrival at the hospital whilst two people have sustained other injuries and the one in a critical condition have been referred to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi,” he said.

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