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Police probe alleged assault on motorist by officer at Tesano

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The Tesano Divisional Police Command is investigating an alleged assault of a motorist by a police officer for flouting road traffic regulations.

The victim, Kofi Marfo, alleges that the police officer forced himself into his vehicle after he was directed to park for crossing the red light.

He told Citi News the officer assaulted him in the process.

“The traffic light was on amber at the police depot, so I crossed. When I got to Abeka, the police stopped me and said I had crossed a red light, so I should park. As I made an attempt to park, a plain-clothed man entered my car and shouted, where am I going?”

“I responded that I’ve been asked to park by the police and that’s what I’m doing. It turned into a scuffle, he hit me on the nose and I started bleeding. The police are saying that they will investigate the matter because I am bleeding, but I don’t think they should drag this issue. The car was bought for me three days ago, and I don’t even have my licence; it is in Kumasi.”

Meanwhile, the Tesano Divisional Police Commander, DSP Comfort Forkah, says her outfit will thoroughly investigate the case.

“The case has been brought to my attention and I have asked an investigator to take over the case and investigate.

“The officer has also complained of injuries, so we will issue a medical form for him to go to the hospital for it to be endorsed by a medical officer for him to bring to the investigation team”, she said.

She also urged drivers to obey road traffic regulations.

“We urge all drivers to drive carefully and ensure that they exercise restraint, taking decisions while on the road. We urge them to drive carefully, especially when they are approaching traffic intersections so that it does not put them into trouble.”

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Ibrahim Mahama donates truckload of food items to victims

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Ibrahim Mahama

Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Engineers and Planners, Mr Ibrahim Mahama, has donated a truckload of food items to victims of the Apeatse explosion in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality of the Western Region.

Ibrahim Mahama Donates Truckload of Rice, Mackerel and Oil to Apiate Residents

Thirteen persons perished while 59 others got injured in Thursday’s explosion at Apeatse, a town between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

The explosion occurred when a motorcycle allegedly collided with a vehicle carrying mining explosives to a mining site on Thursday, 20 January 2022.

Apart from the deaths, the explosion also destroyed several domestic and commercial properties.

Ibrahim Mahama Donates Truckload of Rice, Mackerel and Oil to Apiate Residents

To mitigate the effect of victims’ plight, Ibrahim Mahama donated five thousand (5000) bags of rice, five thousand (5000) tins of Mackerel and one thousand (1000) gallons of cooking oil among others.

The donation is expected to help ease the suffering of the victims.

He expressed his condolences to the affected families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

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Motor rider blamed for disaster breaks silence

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Philip Mensah, the young man whose motorcycle is alleged to have collided with the vehicle carrying explosives at Apeatse on Thursday, has given an account of how his vehicle may have been involved in the accident.

According to him, while riding from Nhyireso to Bogoso, he was hit from behind by another vehicle.

He said he was hit because the vehicle in front of him stopped suddenly, forcing him to also stop abruptly.

Speaking in an interview with JoyNews; Maxwell Agbagba, on Sunday, the rider stressed that he never came face-to-face with the said vehicle that exploded.

“A car hit me from behind. All I heard was a bang. So I fell off and slid on the coal tar for a while. In the process, I saw my motorbike sliding on the road as well. I did not see the car that hit me because it was from behind.”

It was a taxi driver and a welder who rushed me to the Aseda Hospital. I was receiving treatment at the hospital when we heard the blast. Everybody ran, including me. Later, I saw many casualties being brought in. the Nurses even abandoned me to attend to the seriously injured victims of the accident,” he recalled.

He emphasised that the Doctors and Nurses at Aseda hospital would be able to confirm that he was receiving treatment when the explosion occurred, “I was not on the scene of the accident that caused the explosion,” he said.

Philip Mensah, who was at the scene of the accident, in the company of Police officers, as part of investigations, expressed sadness that an incident with such consequence has occurred, “I feel bad. We are all human, so I am sad. My concern is that people are saying different things. Some said I collided with the explosive-laden car, others said I got burnt etc.”

On Thursday, January 20, about 500 houses were destroyed after an explosion at Apeatse between Bogoso and Bawdie in the Western Region.

Fourteen persons are reported to have died so far and several others injured.

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Female police officer shot in Bawku clash is cousin to Titus-Glover

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Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, former Member of Parliament for Tema East

It has emerged that the young female police officer shot dead in renewed clashes in Bawku is a cousin to former Tema East Member of Parliament, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover.

The deceased, 27-year-old Constable Regina Angenu with the Paga Police Station on Sunday, January 23, 2022, was shot in the groin following which she died at Presbyterian Mission Hospital while undergoing treatment.

Late Constable Regina Angenu

According to reports, she had gone to visit a colleague and the duo was attacked by unknown assailants.

A teary Titus-Glover wept uncontrollably while giving details about his relationship with the young police officer on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem programme Monday.

He revealed that the late Regina lost her mother in 2020 hence her sudden demise is a big blow to the family.

The former Tema East MP added that the family I distraught to lose such a vibrant young woman dedicated to serving her country.

“She has left behind a young innocent girl; this is very difficult for me,” Titus-Glover said tearfully.

He stressed that the Bawku conflict is claiming innocent lives hence security agencies must be proactive to prevent such unfortunate deaths.

Hon. Titus-Glover also appealed to the feuding factions to put the national interest first and smoke the peace pipe.

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