Armed robbery on the rise
February 25, 2010
say, two days ago, my Auntie Nancy
(Mom's sister) was assaulted in her home in Teshie Nungua,
Ghana, by armed robbers.
They beat her up badly and cut her face up without cause.
She lost one eye, can barely see
out of the other (doctors are
trying to save other eye), has a dismembered face and is in
ICU at Korle Bu; having been
operated on for about 12 hours in last 2 days.
Apparently the armed robbers found nothing, yet went
ahead and acted like savage animals in carrying out this
She usually went to the neighbors in the morning to chat.
This particular morning she did not come, so they went to
Eventually, the police came...broke down the door and inside
was my Auntie in a pool of blood.
Needless to say, I was quite
shocked and extremely upset to hear about this SAVAGE act.
God help any of these robbers
should they be found....because I am WIDE AWAKE.
The only lead we have right now is that her TV was stolen
three weeks ago (we suspect the
Obviously, someone knows what's up.
The world is a "f'ed up"
I wrote this
piece because you too are from the homeland (Africa)
and/or have visited the great country of Ghana or other
Armed robbery is a true and brutal
state, but certainly not representative of most African
nations or Ghana.
Sometimes the poor, due to lack of income,
and those on drugs and other forces take these kind
of brutal measures to support their habit or
Nevertheless, armed robbery seems to be on the rise.
Personally, I know of other friends who have been robbed at
home, attempted robbery at home, cell phones jacked, etc.
PLEASE DO WARN your family, relatives, friends and
colleagues to be VIGILANT, SAFE and always ALERT of
interactions with people and their surroundings.
Also, ask them to take necessary
-Lock outside doors, gates (stack heavy items behind
-Lock inside doors to rooms
-Have an emergency plan in case of a
-People to check on you/them periodically
-Assess security measures at home & weak points of entry
-Know where the house boys/girls come (reside) from & who
comes to visit or interact with them
-Lock car doors while driving & do not stop at red lights
late at night (always keep moving even if you slow down)
-If any situation looks or smells funny, WALK away
-Any others you can think of
Armed robbery can
occur at your house, on the
streets (cell phone/money grabs) or at any strategic/weak
location where you are at risk.
Ladies, if you can, please try and have a male or other
female friends be with you when going out at night.
Females are most at risk all the time, wherever in
Other than that, PRAY it will not happen to you, your family
or any friends.
When I am in Accra, I am always on ALERT and i take no B S
from any1. There's a fine
line in being cordial & friendly, yet being firm, aware and
making sure you are not a victim (at home or on the
As I mentioned, CONTACT your people back home (whether in
Ghana or your country).
As always, BE SAFE.
PS: "Auntie Nancy did
lose her right eye and the left eye is on course to be
salvaged, but still remains in critical condition on an
array of other injuries (severe body blows, disfigured face,
battered head) related to the armed robbery in Teshie Nungua."
She is 72 years old and remains in critical condition at
Korle Bu Hospital. We will surely use every means to go
after the savage fools.
Sent as email letter February 25, 2010