Five masked highway armed robbers, in the early hours of Friday, staged an operation on the Kadjebi-Nkwanta segment of the Pepesu road in the Kadjebi District and molested commuters on buses.
Mr Seth Alifui, Kadjebi District Chief Executive, who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency, said some female commuters were allegedly raped by the gang after subjecting them to humiliation and molestation.
He said undisclosed sums of money, mobile phones and other valuables were seized from the travelers.
Mr Alifui said no arrests had yet been made but urged communities to be on the lookout for suspicious characters in their communities.
He said the robbers, who exhibited brute force shot into a “Burger Bus,” which tried to manouvre the logs used as barricades, resulting in the bus running into a ditch, injuring the occupants.
Mr Alifui said the District Security Committee would meet on the matter and possibly erect a barrier at the spot and increase patrols and surveillance.