Security cameras captured the moment a mobile money vendor was robbed by two armed men at Bantama on Wednesday evening to a tune of an estimated two hundred thousand cedis (GH₵200,000).
The masked robbers wielding pistols broke into the Osuani Boakye Ventures close to the popular Bonsam Gyam enclave at about 7:30 pm and demanded that the vendors surrendered all the money they had on them.
The distraught C.E.O. Yaw Boakye Dankwah indicated that he had withdrawn some GH₵241,000 for business operations on the said day. He told the press, “I am in the super-agent category so other agents come to me for money.
The only money I had electronically for the day on my phone was 43 thousand cedis. So if I estimate the amount left plus the other backup funds I had in safe, they made away with GH₵200,000).”Almost in tears, he lamented, “Ghana is not a good country to work in. Imagine that some robbers came to an open place like Bantama wielding arms and there was no police around nor anyone to help you out. These robbers made away with all the money I have worked my whole life to raise.”
Mr. Boakye Dankwah indicated that his CCTV footage couldn’t pick up any clear images of the criminals who were fully masked.Some eyewitnesses in the area said the robbers spoke broken English and doubted they could be natives from the area.From the witness account, the robbers also attacked and robbed a man who had come to deposit money with the company at the same time.
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Source: Starr FM Online