A circulation van of the Graphic Communications Group Limited on itinerary to deliver newspapers in the Volta Region and parts of the Eastern Region was attacked by armed robbers at about 2:30 a.m. yesterday.

The dark blue vehicle was part of more than 10 vehicles intercepted between Ayikuma and Agomeda in the Eastern Region by the armed robbers numbering about 15.

According to the driver of the circulation van, Mr Eric Misiamenu, the robbers took away his GH¢12O and vandalised parcels of newspapers in the vehicle, which they had apparently mistaken for a bullion van loaded with cash.

He said the road clerk with whom he was travelling was beaten while a mobile phone and a bag were taken away from him.

Mr Misiamenu said he rushed Mr Arhin to the Dodowa Hospital for treatment and also reported the incident at the Dodowa Police Station.

The incident led to the late arrival of Daily Graphic in Ho and subsequently a delay in the distribution of the newspaper in the northern part of the Volta Region.

When the circulation vehicle finally arrived in Ho at about 9:30 a.m. instead of the anticipated time of 4 a.m, parcels. of five agents were missing while parcels of two vendors and two agents had been tampered with.

Source: Daily Graphic