TWO SUSPECTED highway robbers, believed to be part of a four-man robbery team that had gang-raped three female traders in the middle of a highway, are in police grips at the Asante Agogo North District in the Ashanti region, reports suggest. The incident reportedly took place on Thursday around 3pm.
According to an eye-witness report, the robbers, who were suspected to be of Fulani Extraction, blocked the Anyinasu road in the Asante Akyem North District, stopped an oncoming bus at gun-point and robbed the passengers of cash and other belongings
As if that was not enough, the robbers reportedly stripped three of the female passengers naked, and in broad day light, took turns to rape them, after which they rushed to Simpa, another village, and attacked a resident.
Luck ran against them as the resident (an old man) engaged the robbers in a gun battle, resulting in the injury of two of his attackers.
The Asante Akyem Agogo police, who got wind of the incident, rushed there and nabbed the two wounded suspects, whose injuries are said to be critical.
The police had since mounted a manhunt for the other two run-away robbers.