Four Chinese nationals have been robbed at gunpoint, with an unspecified amount stolen from after an armed policeman who was supposed to provide them escort abandoned them to buy a tyre.
According to a police situational report the police Constable identified as Mawuli Rashid with Regional SWAT unit at Sekondi in the Western Region, was on Sunday November 5, 2023 escorting the four Chinese in a Toyota Highlander with registration No GG 6666 -23 from Sekondi to Shai Hills.
On reaching a section of the Tema Motorway near GHANDOUR COSMETICS, the front offside tyre of the vehicle burst and the driver packed on the roadside.
Soon after packing the vehicle, two gentlemen in an unidentified vehicle pulled over and offered to take one of them to Tema to buy a tyre.
The Constable joined the car and went with the two men to Tema, leaving his official CZ 805 rifle with 25 rounds of ammunition in the Toyota Highlander and the Chinese people at the scene.
Whilst the Constable was away with the two men, two other men on motorbike attacked the Chinese who were then siting under a shed on the road side, shot one of them in the chest and right leg and robbed them of their mobile phones, some unspecified amount of money and the CZ 805 rifle which was in the vehicle and bolted.
On receipt of the complaint, police proceeded to the scene of the incident enroute to Tema General hospital where police was told the victim had been sent . On arrival at the hospital, Police was informed that the victim had been referred to Nyaho hospital and was met at the intensive care unit receiving treatment.
The wounded victim was identified as 47-year-old Sun Gaofeng