Armed robbers attack SDA church, one injured

Unidentified armed men have attacked the congregants of Adoato-Adumanu church of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) in Kumasi during an All-night Service.

The armed robbers who distracted  the church all night service at about 3am on sunday, December, 24, made away with victims’ personal possessions like cash, mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

Sources close to the incident indicated that, the armed men after the robbery attacked and injured one church elder, who is a medical doctor.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the church has lodged a formal complaint at the Suntreso/Sofoline Police Station for investigations.

Similarly, the Mid-Central Ghana Conference of SDA has issued a statement to condemn the robbery attack and wished the victim well, particularly those who sustained bruises from the robbery incident.

Below is the statement:

Mid-Central Ghana Conference of SDA condemns robbery attack on Adoato-Adumanu SDA in Kumasi.

IT is with much sympathy that the Mid-Central Ghana Conference (MICG) of the Northern Ghana Union Mission (NOGH) of SDA, wishes to sooth the sorrows and heal the wounds of all victims of robbery attack that has transpired at the Adoato-Adumanu SDA Church in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

This menace is condemned in a measure that it is only when there is sanitised security that the Church as one of the agencies of socialisation, could operate to change lives in society.

The church held an all-night service from Saturday December 23 to Sunday, December 24, 2017 and the service was coordinated by three Pastors for a congregation of over 100.

Around 3.00am on Sunday, two unidentified young men invaded the church house and subjected those therein to robbery attack.

They managed to rob them at gunpoint and made away with the victims’ personal possessions, mostly, cash, mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

They also left some victims with bruises during the attack. A formal complaint has been lodged at the Suntreso/Sofoline Police Station for investigations.

MICG has learnt that similar attack was meted out on Ahinsan SDA Church in the South Ghana Ghana Conference (SCGC) of SDA on Friday, December 15, 2017 and robbery attacks on churches are fast gaining notoriety.

The MICG expresses its deepest sympathises with the Adoato-Adumanu church for this ugly and distasteful , consoling victims to build their hope and solace in the Lord.