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Rawlings’ outrider battles for life

Sergeant Atsu Sekeh on his hospital bed

The wounded Police Outrider, Sergeant Atsu Sekeh, who was ambushed by unknown gunmen over the weekend, has been transferred from the Tema General Hospital to the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

The Director-General of the Police Public Relations Directorate, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr David Eklu, disclosed this to The Chronicle yesterday.

According to ACP Mr Eklu, the rider, on Saturday, escorted former President Jerry John Rawlings from Accra to Aqua Safari at Ada in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region.

The Sergeant, stationed at the Central Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), has been assigned to the security detail of the former president.

Returning home at Gbetsile after the official duty at about 2200 hours, and upon reaching the Community 22 intersection on the Tema-Akosombo highway, without any provocation, was fired upon by occupants of a blue Toyota Corrolla, sending the bike with registration number GP 4405 crashing to the ground.

A Good Samaritan driver quickly informed the mobile Motor Patrols Unit, which was conducting a snap check at the Afariwa Junction, a distance of less than a kilometre away.

Upon arrival at the scene, the gangsters vanished, leaving Sgt Sekeh badly wounded, where they took him to the Tema General Hospital for medical attention.

On Sunday, 14th July 2019, at about midday, armed men in a blue Toyota Corolla with registration number GG 991-18, stormed the Tema Motorway Roundabout Shell Filling Station, and at gunpoint, robbed the facility of an unspecified amount of money before speeding off.

Intelligence sources within Tema concluded that the gangsters who raided the fuel station were traced to occupants of the car from which shots were fired at the outrider.

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