Careless Driver Begs Minister
Samuel Sarpong (second left) with the driver (second right) and his parents
THE DRIVER of a tipper truck whose carelessness resulted in a road accident involving his vehicle and a Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to Samuel Sarpong, former Central Regional Minister – and now the Ashanti Regional Minister – has passionately begged him (Minister) for forgiveness.
Accompanied by his mother and his father, the driver, Stephen Yaw Owusu, visited the residence of Mr. Sarpong Saturday morning to plead with him to let the matter be resolved amicably.
The accident, according to the remorse-looking driver, occurred when, he claimed, he dangerously rammed his truck onto the side of the Minister’s vehicle at Kasoa in the Central Region, on the main Cape Coast-Accra road.
Yaw Owusu admitted in the presence of Mr. Sarpong and the media that he actually erred by driving carelessly, adding that he had deeply regretted his action.
The tipper truck driver said after the incident the matter was reported to the Kasoa police who after investigations, sent the case to the Swedru Circuit Court for the law to take its course.
Yaw Owusu admitted that he was the guilty party in the case and so was appealing to the Minister in the name of the Almighty God, to temper justice with mercy and forgive him.
He said he had been experiencing sleepless nights over the reckless manner in which he drove the truck on that particular day, adding that he could have his peace of mind if the Minister forgave him.
Mr. Kwame Anane, the father, said his son confessed to him that he drove carelessly, resulting in the accident between his truck and that of the Minister.
He said as a father, he agreed to lead his son to the Minister so that he could beg for forgiveness, adding that Ghana would develop if people who are involved in cases swallowed their pride and accepted their wrongdoings.
Mr. Samuel Sarpong said he was touched by the action of the driver and his parents, indicating that as a father himself, he had forgiven the driver for openly admitting his guilt. He promised to ensure that the case was resolved amicably.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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