A driver identified as Bonsu Osei has reportedly killed a policeman who ordered him to come down from his vehicle for parking at an authorized space and obstructing other road users at the Madina Zongo Junction.
Below is the blow-by-blow account of the incident as captured in a statement issued by Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Afia Tenge:
On 28-02-2020 at about 9:00am driver Bonsu Osei was driving Ford Transit bus NO GR4880-20 with two persons on board from Madina heading towards bawaleshie direction along UPSA – bawaleshie road.
On reaching a section of the road in front of the Trinity theological seminary, he was intercepted by G/SGT Moses Appiah and one other officer of Madina MTTD for soliciting for passengers, unauthorized parking and obstruction of other road users at the Zongo junction, where they were being pursued.
After he was intercepted SGT. Moses Appiah stood in front of the vehicle and ordered him to come down from the vehicle.
Without any provocation, the driver became furious and ran his vehicle over the police officer and he was trapped under the vehicle. He then dragged the police officer on the ground to a distance of about 54.50metres injuring him severely. That the suspected driver fled the scene with his vehicle and abandoned the vehicle and bolted.
The police officer who sustained various degrees of injuries was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital for treatment by good Samaritan, but he died shortly on arrival at the hospital. Body of the deceased now deposited at the police hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
The mate was later arrested by some members of the public and brought to the police station but the driver is still on the run. The vehicle has been impounded at the station.