Thursday, 15 April

Ambulance driver shot by robbers while transporting woman in labour dies

Crime
Mr Tetteh died at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital

An ambulance driver who was shot by a group of highway armed robbers while transporting a woman in labour from the Akuse Government Hospital to the Eastern Regional Hospital, Koforidua, has died.

Mr Abraham Tetteh died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Saturday, 6 February 2021.

Until his death, he was a Senior Emergency Medical Technician and the Yilo Krobo Municipal Officer in charge of the National Ambulance Service.

A group of highway armed robbers, on Thursday, 4 February 2021, shot the ambulance driver.

The incident occurred at about 1 am when the Ghana Ambulance Service driver refused to stop when he bumped into a highway robbery operation on the Somanya-Adukrom road.

The armed robbers then opened fire upon seeing the beacon light thinking it was a Police vehicle and shot the driver in the head.

The robbers however after realising that it was not a Police vehicle drew closer to the Ambulance and demanded money from the EMT personnel who was attending to the woman in labour.

They took away a mobile phone and GHS11 from the EMT personnel.

The ambulance driver was taken to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital by a victim of the Highway robbery who was aboard one of the vehicles involved together with the woman in labour.

The driver was later referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

 

 

 

 

Source: classfmonline.com