A commercial urvan bus was involved in an accident in the early hours of Wednesday, April 14, 2021, after running down two suspected robbers at Antieku, a suburb of Sowutuom in Accra.
A statement from the police explained that during their night patrols “they received a call from [their] control [room] indicating that there was an ongoing robbery at Antieku, a suburb of Sowutuom.”
“Police proceeded to the scene and found the robbers, two in number, knocked down in a gutter nearby with an urvan bus involved in an accident at the spot.”
The police statement said they were told that the two suspected robbers, at about 5:00 am, robbed a fruit seller at Antieku and jumped on their motorbike to escape.
According to the police, the driver of the urban bus who saw what happened “used the urvan bus to hit them [the robbers]”.
The urvan bus thus “somersaulted and the passengers on board sustained various degrees of injuries,” the police statement added.
Four passengers who sustained severe injuries according to the police were immediately rushed to the Ga South Municipal Hospital [popularly known as Akawe] for medical attention.
The statement added that seven other passengers who sustained minor injuries and the two alleged robbers were also sent to the same hospital for treatment.
The two suspected robbers are currently in police custody.