Police have mounted a search for six armed robbers who attacked the female hostel of the Asante Mampong Midwifery and Health Assistants Training School in the early hours of Thursday and not only made away with cash and other valuables but also allegedly raped one of the students.
The robbers took away about 35 mobile phones, 20 laptop computers, and unspecified amount of money away.
Police could however not confirm the allegation that a student was raped insisting that would have to be determined by doctors
Four of the students who were brutally assaulted by the robbers were on admission at the Mampong hospital.
The Mampong Divisional Police Commander, Chief Supt. S.K. Ntim, told Graphic that his outfit was doing everything possible to arrest the suspects.
According to a source at the school, the robbers who were masked struck at about 1am Thursday.
On entering the hostel, they asked the students to bring out all their cash, mobile phones and laptop computers.
Some of the students who resisted were beaten.
The source said it was in the course of the attack that a female student was raped in the full glare of colleagues.
Conforming the attack, Chief Supt. Ntim said police had visited the crime scene and that there was evidence of carelessness on the part of the students.
According to him, even though the hostel had a burglarproof door, it was not shut at the time of the robbers’ attacked.
Chief Supt. Ntim further indicated that the students called in the police at the time the robbers had completed their action and left
He said the police patrol team was operating in town and that if they had been called earlier, the robbers could have been arrested.
He promised authorities and students of the school of adequate security, asking them to have no fears.
Source Graphic Ghana