A 23-year-old taxi driver, who escaped death by the skin of his teeth after being attacked by unknown assailants, is receiving treatment at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region.
The assailants were said to have picked the taxi with the registration number GW 1086 U at Agric Junction near Ketan under the pretext of going to Diabene, an adjoining community.
The victim, Joseph Nana Ofori, who narrated the incident to Connect FM’s OMANBAPA morning show host Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson on his hospital bed, says one of the assailants first boarded the car before two others joined on the way.
“After driving a few meters away, two guys who were standing by the roadside stopped me.
“I was initially reluctant to pick them but the one in the car asked me to pick them because they were his friends,” the victim recounted.
Moment after boarding the car, the two at the back with the assistance of the one in front started attacking the driver and tied his neck with a nylon mesh against his seat.
“All of a sudden they abandoned me and absconded when they spotted another taxi car approaching,” the victim further narrated.
The second Taxi driver, who didn’t understand the reason why the three were running away upon seeing his car approaching, stopped and went to the car and to his dismay, a colleague taxi driver had been tied against his seat.
A police patrol team was quickly called to the scene and with its assistance, the victim was rushed to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, where he is currently responding to treatment after being temporarily dumb, out of the trauma.
No arrest has yet been made.
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