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Robbers Attack Kumasi SDA Church During Watchnight Service


Three masked armed men attacked the Adoato-Adumanu branch of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church during a watchnight service in Kumasi on Sunday morning.

The men entered the church auditorium at about 3:00am with pump-action shotguns, and two locally made pistols, and robbed members of the congregation of their belongings.

Some items they took included, a Techno phone, a laptop computer, two iPhones, other brands of mobile phones and an unspecified amount of money.

One of the church members, who was hit in the head with the butt of the gun by a robber, was taken to the hospital and is responding to treatment.

The head Pastor of the Adoato branch of the SDA church, Richard Amposah Acheampong, speaking to Citi News, said the robbers were in the church for about 45 minutes.

He also said about GHc 8,000 may have been taken during the robbery.

Despite the attack, the church’s head pastor said their end-of-year watch-night service will still go ahead with some extra security.

“We shall make proper arrangements with the policemen so that they will be there. We can’t take it for granted, and it is my advice to all those who are planning such events to make arrangements with the police or any security agents that will protect them against such incidents.”

Meanwhile, officers at the Suntreso District Police Command have begun investigations into the incident.


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