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General News of Monday, 9 July 2018


Drunk driver crashes trainee pastor to death at Madina

A 33-year-old pastor under training at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Benjamin Adu Boahene, met his untimely death on Sunday night when a car hit him against the wall of a house at Madina Estate in Accra.

The driver, whose name was only given as Richmond, was said to be "drunk driving" and reportedly not a licensed driver.

It took the intervention of a police officer from the La-Nkwatanan-Madina Divisional Police Command to save the driver from irate residents who wanted to lynch him for unjustly killing their neighbour, fondly called Paa Kwadwo.

Paa Kwadwo married in December last year, and his wife is expecting their first child. He is a member of the Trinity United Church and fondly loved by many. He is an alumnus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

How it happened?

According to the deceased’s prayer partners, they had just left a prayer meeting on Sunday night July 8, 2018.

Paa Kwadwo parked his car and strolled to buy some items [fruits and a bulb] around the taxi rank close to the District Magistrate court at Madina Estate.

Eyewitnesses said the driver, reversing knocked him off the road and threw him over a small open gutter. His head hit the wall of a house in the process.

It took vendors around to raise alarm as his lifeless body was under the car.

Police response

The police first arrived at the scene in a bid to apprehend the driver and save him from mob attack. The angry mob smashed the windscreen of the vehicle, a source at the Police station said.

Meanwhile, a police pick up picked the lifeless body about an hour later. It has since been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary.

Family files report

Distraught siblings of the deceased were at the La-Nkwatanan-Madina Divisional Police Headquarters late-night filing a report at the MTTU.

What will happen?

The policeman on duty, Corporal Saani Mohammed told the family the suspect is in cells to be prepared for court. He explained that the suspect cannot be bailed except the court orders accordingly.

He told the family that he is handling about three of such cases.