The Deputy National Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ruth Dela-Sedoh, has revealed she was the victim of a stone attack on the Nkawkaw road in the Eastern Region.
Her assailants had aimed a stone at her car’s window but missed, rather hitting the side of one of the car’s side doors.
She posted the harrowing experience on social media.
“Hello guys, insecurity in this country is really at its scary height. On my way back from Western North, a stone was thrown into my car on the Nkawkaw stretch by unknown attackers. I really give thanks to God, it didn’t hit the window. It was so intense that it would have broken the window and hit me. Grateful I escaped this. Let’s all take our security seriously and protect ourselves, we are all not safe,” she wrote.
Photographs of the part of the car impacted by the stone show dents and scrapes.
It is not clear if this was a robbery attempt or it was politically motivated. Ms. Sedoh is an outspoken critic of the Akufo-Addo government.
But other reports are claiming it was more likely a robbery attack and that smashing cars with stones to slow down drivers has become a new modus operandi of robbers.
Recently, the Achimota School District Police Command arrested a 43-year-old suspected robber, Richard Bokor, after alleged attempted robbery on the GIMPA road using the same stoning method.
Reportedly, the suspect smashed the side glass of a vehicle in an attempt to rob its occupant.