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Driver of truck that rammed into Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai MCE’s arrested & charged

Driver of the Man Diesel Articulator Truck that crashed into the vehicle of the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai MCE and his driver has been charged on three counts.

The first count is on careless and inconsiderate driving contrary to Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 (Act 683) as amended by Act 2008 Act 761 and the other two counts are on negligently causing harm contrary to Section 72 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, Act 29 .

He was put before Kibi Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Peter Oppong-Boahen.

The suspect driver’s plea was not taken.

The Prosecutor Detective, Inspector Kamal Salifu Gumah, prayed for him to be remanded into police custody as investigations have just commenced.

The case has been adjourned to Wednesday, July 20.

The Prosecutor, Kamal Salifu Gumah, explained a case docket would be forwarded to the Attorney General’s office in Koforidua after investigations are completed for study and advice.

Police preliminary investigations indicate that the 32-year-old driver of the articulator truck with registration number AS 4229 X was speeding and decided to suddenly apply brakes on seeing vehicles ahead of him slowing down.

On board with his mate, the vehicle veered of its lane into the vehicle belonging to the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai MCE, resulting in his death and that of his driver.

By Yvonne Neequaye||Ghana

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