General News of Sunday, 20 January 2013
Source: Joy Online
One police officer is reported dead in a fatal accident involving the convoy of the outgoing Upper West regional Mminister, Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani.
The accident occurred Saturday night about 500 metres from the minister’s home village at Jawia in the Sissala West District.
The deceased, identified as Constable Yaw Sarpong, and his colleague Constable Emmanuel Frimpong were on admission at the Police Hospital in Accra for serious injuries following the accident.
Explaining how the incident occurred, Deputy Upper West regional police commander, ACP Ampofo Doku told Joy News the driver of the police vehicle lost control and somersaulted due to poor visibility.
The two policemen who were sitting in the bucket of the single-cabin pick-up “sustained very serious injuries,” he said.
“In fact, one was still in coma as we were taking him to Accra last night. One was quite ok but then he had a problem with the spine and so he had difficulty standing up,” ACP Doku added.
Upper West regional correspondent Rafiq Salam reported that Constable Sarpong passed on later Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Sulemani who has been nominated as Minister designate for Roads and Highways, was admitted at the Korle-Bu hospital barely a month ago after sustaining gunshot wounds from an armed robbery attack in the same area.