The bravado exhibited by one Jacob Azambawo, a farmer at Asatuase village, near Agogo in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti region has left two suspected gunmen nursing life-threatening gunshot wounds.
The two, were part of a six-member armed gang
reported to have besieged the village to launch an attack on indigenes last week.
Narrating the incident to DailymailGh.com’s Ashanti Regional Correspondent, the victim, Agya Jacob, as he is affectionately called, said the six gun-wielding men were about setting his cottage ablaze when he went to the farm but arrived just on time before the mission could be executed.
The 48-year-old man stated that the herdsmen upon sighting him began firing shots at him.
“I also in retaliation fired back with my locally manufactured gun and in the process shot two of the herdsmen even though I also sustained injuries. But I am feeling better now,” he said.
According to Jacob, the other four, on realizing he was fully armed putting their lives in danger, “took to their heels and escaped”.
Police officers who visited the scene have identified the suspects as Cidi and Abdullai.
They added that the suspects, together with the victim, are receiving treatment at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital.
One shot gun, a live cartridge and four empty cartridges were retrieved at the scene.