A Nissan pickup vehicle with registration number NR 9902-19 belonging to the Northern Regional Director of the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) has been reportedly snatched by gunmen on Thursday night.
The gunmen allegedly snatched the car together with his mobile phones at his residence at Kanvili, a suburb of Tamale.
Abdul Hakeem Yahaya, who is the regional Monitoring and Evaluation officer of NaBCO told Citi News that:
“I had a phone call from one of our guys that the regional coordinator called him and said armed robbers had attacked his private residence. They attacked him, three of them, two with AK-47 and one with a cutlass. They searched the whole house looking for money because they were asking him to give them money. After he said he didn’t have money with him, they searched the whole house and took the car keys. They gathered all of them in one house and locked them and made away with the car.”
A similar incident happened in the Savannah Region recently.
Members of both the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Savannah Region were at loggerheads over circumstances surrounding the region's missing official vehicle.
The stolen Toyota Hilux Pickup with registration number, WR 3516-19 was one of the vehicles presented to the newly created Savannah Regional Coordinating Council by President Nana Akufo-Addo recently to assist with the administrative activities of the new region.
It will be recalled that one Alhaji Illiasu reported to the police that he was in his house around 9 pm on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, when armed robbers attacked him at gunpoint and demanded the keys to the vehicle.
He said, he gave the robbers the keys and they grabbed him into the vehicle and drove off to a distance of about 20 kilometres away from his house, dropped him and fled with the vehicle.
Alhaji Illiasu, in his statement to the police, said the Minister who was travelling left the vehicle in his care which he parked in his house.