General News of Monday, 4 October 2010
Source: Joy Online
A member of the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) stationed at Takoradi was killed on the spot, when the driver of a BMW saloon car ignored signals to stop and rammed his vehicle through a checkpoint at Shama.
The police had mounted a barrier at the checkpoint when the driver, Abukari Ahmed, ignored signals to stop and ran over L/Cpl George Ananga.
In an attempt to escape, Ahmed, with two other occupants of the BMW with registration number WR 1220 V, ran into a ditch and was subsequently arrested. The two passengers, however, absconded.
The driver of the BMW is alleged to have knocked Ananga, ran over his legs and dragged him on the road for about 100 metres before throwing him into the bush where he was said to have crushed his head on the ground.
Ananga was rushed to Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
When the police searched the car, they found empty cans of alcoholic beverages.
According to the Western Regional Police Commander, Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, his men were on duty at one of the dangerous spots on the Accra-Takoradi highway, between Shama-Kumasi and Assoko Assaman when the incident happened.
Alhaji Mahama said while his men were trying to locate where their colleague had been dumped, the driver sped off and later got involved in an accident after which the other occupants escaped.
The Regional Commander said after hours of interrogation, Ahmed admitted the ownership of the vehicle and that he was the one driving at the time of the accident.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.