Crime & Punishment of Monday, 25 February 2013

Source: Daily Guide

Mechanic strikes driver to death

William Twasam, a 33-year-old mechanic, is in the grips of the Tema Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) for allegedly knocking down his customer, with a vehicle at his workshop in Tema.

The customer died instantly. The deceased, Kwame Adjei, a commercial driver, was said to have gone to Twasam’s workshop to have his faulty vehicle released to him due to the mechanic’s failure to fix the vehicle, when the supposed incident occurred.

Superintendent Oduro Amenng, Tema Regional MTTU Commander, told newsmen that Adjei, on February 19, 2013, at about 9am, in his bid to press Twasam to fix his broken down vehicle or refund his fee paid, stood in the way of the suspect who was driving out from the workshop, to prevent him from leaving.

According to him, upon seeing Adjei at the workshop, Twasam who entered a Nissan Urvan bus with registration number ER 683 Y, after declaring his intent to kill Adjei with the vehicle if he did not get out of his way, knocked Adjei down to death with the vehicle.

He explained, “William Twasam openly warned Adjei to leave his way or he would kill him, and after several warnings of his intent, he hit his customer with the vehicle.”

The body of Adjei has since been deposited at the Tema General Hospital morgue. The police have launched investigations into the matter.