A gang of eight armed men with AK47 rifles have robbed several shops in parts of Suame Magazine industrial area near Garages Office in the Ashanti Region.
Speaking on Akoma FM’S Me Mpotemu ‘Keteke’ with Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin at Suame Magazine, some artisans expressed concern about the situation. Akoma FM’s Me Mpotemu ‘Keteke’ stopover at Suame Magazine attracted many artisans, spare parts dealers, businesses and inhabitants within the enclave to discuss issues of local and national interests. Me Mpotemu, to wit Community Issues, an offshoot of Akoma FM’s flagship show GhanAkoma, has been designed to draw radio closer to the residents to discuss and find solutions to issues affecting their daily lives and businesses.
The outdoor programme, which has been set on wheels (Me Mpotemu Keteke), is an outside broadcast version of Akoma FM’s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma. A gang of eight armed men with AK47 rifles have robbed several shops in parts of Suame Magazine industrial area near Garages Office in the Ashanti Region.
The robbers made away with some valuables and an amount of money. Within the last few weeks about 25 shops have been affected by the operations of the gang. Artisans at Suame Magazine are living in fear following constant breaking into people’s shops by thieves and armed robbers.
They normally do it in the evening. The robbery attacks are blamed on squatters who have invaded the industrial hub over the years. It is the latest robbery incident after a brief lull in the rise of such crimes in the Kumasi Metropolis.
The regional capital got inundated with murders and robberies last year, but the situation appeared to have abated until the latest incident. Nana Osei Bonsu, Chairman of Garages said there is a need to assign special taskforce to patrol Suame Magazine. According to him, the boisterous place becomes quiet in the night since many people do not stay there.