The hostess of E-tv Ghana�s Late Nite Celebrity Show, Deborah Vanessa, was attacked last Friday by armed robbers on her way home from presenting that night�s edition of the popular entertainment show.
The random attack, which occurred around 23:30 that night, resulted in the robbers fleeing with her phone, car keys and digital camera.
She, thankfully, was left unharmed.
Deborah Vanessah had stopped at a female friend�s place at Dzorwulu when the unfortunate incident occurred. According to Deborah, the armed robbers attacked her with a machete and demanded money from her.
Recounting the ordeal, the TV personality explained that the machete-wielding criminals sprang from a dark blue coloured Toyota Corolla, employing a tactic which had her effectively boxed in between her friend�s gate the adjacent gutters and their Toyota.
�They threatened to break my side window with a machete and harm if I didn�t open the door so I unlocked my car and one of the robbers entered from the passenger side and started demanding money. He was like �where is the money, where is the money?�
To avoid physical harm, she allowed them to search the car thoroughly to prove that there was no money or laptop, as they demanded. The assailants, numbering at least two, escaped with her car keys, digital camera and her Blackberry. One was described as tall with a low haircut and the accomplice was short with unkempt hair.
Deborah, when speaking to E-tv Ghana news, said she had reported the incident to the police. She is in a healthy condition. Deobrah Vanessa broke the news to her fans on Facebook, prompting an outpouring of sympathy and supports from her many fans. �I am grateful that I came out of this unscathed but if anything positive has come out of this, it�s that I�ve been touched by the messages of support and encouragement I�ve received from my fans.�
Residents of Dzorwulu are being cautioned about such attacks in the area. Security expert, Alex Acquaye, who gives Etv Ghana viewers crucial security tips on Awake every Monday morning, commended Deborah Vanessa for the way she conducted herself in what was a highly stressful and dangerous situation.
This attack comes after Joy News entertainment reporter, Kweku Obeng Adjei, was robbed at gunpoint by three armed robbers last month. They made away with his Toyota Corolla, although there is no suspicion at present that these two events are in any way connected.
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