Armed robbers terrorize residents of Pankrono Estate

Residents of Pankrono Estate in Kumasi say they are under what they describe as self-imposed curfew due to persisted robbery attack.

They say since March when a 52-year-old man, James Mensah, also known as Efo, was stabbed to death by armed men, the area has known no peace

A metal container shop which also serves as residence for late Mensah’s family got burnt in suspected arson less than 48-hours to his burial.

The incident was followed a day later with the snatching a resident’s car at gun-point.

Bereaved relatives believe they are acts to scare them from pursuing justice after two suspects were arrested in connection with man’s death.

James Mensah, also known as Efo was killed in March, 2019 by armed robbers

The gruesome killing of James Mensah who will be buried on Saturday prompted temporary police presence in the area.

This Mobile Money Operator lost GH2,000 to a fraudster believed to be a member of a robbery gang in the community.

Terrified residents have been sharing chilly accounts of how they have come under constant siege.

“One cannot stay out after 7 p.m. My son was attacked at Afua Kobi Junction just last Monday. The robbers were angered because they got nothing from him so they hit him with a stone. We are helpless. It will take authorities save us,” a woman told me.

Residents say they are forced into their rooms at 7 p.m. for safety, as motor-bike riding youth are constantly running the streets.

“We have imposed curfew on ourselves because of the robbers. For some time now, we cannot attend church services in the evening. If you are not home before 7 p.m, you may have to seek refuge elsewhere; you cannot come home,” a resident told Nhyira FM.


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