Sunyani: Forest Guard Shot By Illegal Logger At Atronie
A 30 year old forest guard, Adu Ameyaw has been shot by an illegal logger identified as Aduboffour at the Ayum Forest Reserve, a government restricted forest in also Antronie in the Sunyani East Municipality of the Bono Region. The incident happened the last Friday, July 23, 2021, between the hours of 10pm and according to the
Youth leader of Antronie community, Adu Richard, illegal deforestation has also been a major threat in the Ayum Forest Reserve, posing danger to inhabitants. He further explained the youth of the area have in the recent times declared war against illegal cutting of trees but have received several threatening messages from all these
illegal loggers. He revealed he only had a call from one of his boys that the victim, Adu Ameyaw has been shot and sustained critical injuries by the suspected illegal loggers at the Ayum Forest Reserve. The victim is also currently in critical condition and admitted at Sunyani
Regional hospital where his legs are on the verge of being amputated. The case has since been reported at Atronie police station as they manhunt for the suspect, Adubofour.