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08.06.2007 Crime & Punishment

Passenger snatches driver’s vehicle


A taxi driver, Daniel Atsitso, 30, had the shock of his life when a passenger who boarded his taxi poured powdered pepper into his eyes, hit him with a hammer and snatched his taxi from him.

The Winneba District Police Commander, DSP Nicholas Gasu told the GNA that the driver took the passenger from Agona Swedru to Agona Duakwa on June 1 at about 1600 hours.

He said Atsitso told the police that on reaching Agona Duakwa the passenger requested to be sent to Agona Nsaba before Winneba.

DSP Gasu said when they reached Winneba at about 2000 hours, the passenger told Atsitso to continue to a spot at Gyatekrom near Gomoa Okyereko where the passenger poured powdered pepper into his eyes and hit him with a hammer. The driver was unconscious and the passenger bolted with the vehicle.

The police commander said a Good Samaritan assisted the driver to the Winneba Government Hospital where he was admitted for three days.
He said the police have mounted a search for the passenger and the vehicle, an Opel Astra taxi with registration number GT 3940 Y.

DSP Gasu appealed to anyone who would find the vehicle to report to the nearest police station.

Source: GNA