10.01.2016 Headlines

Rawlings applauds taxi driver who stopped armed robbers

Rawlings applauds taxi driver who stopped armed robbers
LISTEN JAN 10, 2016

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has commended a taxi driver who knocked down two armed robbers who attacked and robbed a lady of an undisclosed sum of money in Accra on Saturday morning.

Flt Lt Rawlings also praised a soldier who intervened after the driver’s action.

“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,” the former President said.

The robbers shot and wounded their victim, reportedly a sales girl of Koala Supermarket. The driver rammed into the fleeing robbers who were on a motorbike and pushed them into a drain.

Even in their wounded state the robbers continued shooting till an armed soldier who chanced upon the incident intervened and ensured the arrest of the two robbers.

The victim who sustained gunshot wounds on the leg is undergoing treatment at the 37 Military Hospital.

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