The Accra Regional Police Command has declared a ‘trotro’ driver wanted after he ran over and killed a police officer on Friday, February 28, 2020.
The suspect, Bonsu Osei, is said to have immediately fled the scene and later abandoned his vehicle.
According to the police, the driver drove off after being signalled to stop for wrongful parking and soliciting of passengers.
His vehicle with registration number GR-4880-20 ran over General Sergeant Moses Appiah who was on duty on the UPSA-Bawaleshie road.
Sergeant Appiah, an MTTD officer got injured in the process and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he later passed away.
Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge in an interview said the driver’s mate is currently in custody while efforts are being made to arrest the driver.
The mate was arrested by some citizens who handed him over to the police.
Officer killed without provocation
The ‘trotro’ was being pursued by police for soliciting for passengers, engaging in unauthorised parking and obstructing other road users at Madina Zongo junction.
According to a police communiqué, Sergeant Moses Appiah stood in front of the vehicle and ordered the driver to disembark.
But without any provocation, the driver ran his vehicle over the police officer in anger, according to police.
Sergeant Moses Appiah was dragged by the vehicle for about 54.50 metres leaving him with the severe injuries that led to his death.
The vehicle has since been found and impounded by police after the driver abandoned it.
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