In a harrowing incident that unfolded on Saturday, September 7, 2023, a commercial driver’s unyielding courage thwarted a potential robbery attack on a group of travelers, among them GTV journalist Sayida Maltiti Sadick, as they journeyed along a highway in Kintampo, within the Bono Region of Ghana.
A video documenting this heart-pounding encounter was shared on Facebook by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
It vividly portrayed the driver’s remarkable defiance in the face of armed robbers’ menacing orders to halt.
The gripping footage unveiled a scene of chaos within the bus.
Passengers, gripped by fear, sought refuge under their seats, prayed fervently, and cried out as the armed assailants pursued them, even resorting to firing their weapons in a desperate attempt to halt the vehicle.
Amidst this turmoil, passengers offered conflicting advice to the resolute driver.
Some urged him to keep going, emphasizing the danger of stopping, while others expressed the sheer terror of being shot at.
At one point, a passenger suggested a change in direction, but the steadfast driver revealed his determination to head towards a nearby police checkpoint, where he believed safety could be found.
The video, shared by GBC, was accompanied by a caption that encapsulated the gravity of the situation: “A near-death experience; GTV’s Sayida Maltiti Sadick escapes robbery on the highway, around Babato kuma, near Kintamp, on Saturday.”
This heart-stopping episode serves as a testament to the bravery and quick thinking of the driver, as well as the sheer terror experienced by those on board, including the journalist Sayida Maltiti Sadick, as they narrowly evaded a potentially deadly robbery attempt on the perilous highways of Kintampo.