Friday, 19 July

'My boss says I should shoot you but I'll rather strangle you to die slowly' – Amissah-Arthur recounts harrowing robbery incident

Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur

Late Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur's widow has recounted how a robber, while robbing her at gunpoint, told her he will strangle her to die a slow death instead of shooting her.

In a viral testimony, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, narrated how the Tuesday, 5 December 2023 robbery felt like a dream.

“I thought I was dreaming. So, I sat on my bed and rubbed my face just to be sure that I wasn’t dreaming. And there he was standing there, and he said,m: 'If you shout and somebody comes, I’ll kill them and kill you.' So, I was sitting on my bed, and he said, 'Give me the money.'”

She explained: “We were renovating our mother’s house, so, my siblings brought money and the money was with me. Quickly, I took the $2,200 dollars and gave him, and I had 50 euros of my own and I gave him, and I took my purse, gave the cedis to him, then he counted the money and said, this small money.”

She continued: "He got angry. He turned my room upside down, and, of course, he didn’t find money or any jewellery. And then he said, ‘You wasted my time, so, I will kill you. But I have to call my boss.’ By this time, he had dragged me from the bed and was hitting my head on the ground,”

“He spoke on the phone for a couple of minutes and said, ‘My boss says I should shoot you, but I won’t shoot you, I will strangle you so that you’ll die a slow death and next time you come, you’ll have money.’ So, he started strangling me.”

“I got thirsty at some point, and I said, 'I am thirsty.' He stopped strangling me, went to my fridge for water, opened it, and put it in my mouth, just when I started drinking, he snapped it, closed it, and continued strangling me."