Posted: Thursday 1st May 2014 at 10:42 am

Driver remanded for causing NDC women’s organisers’ accident

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Abdul Salaam, the 38-year-old driver whose alleged negligence led to the horrific accident that claimed the lives of two Deputy Women’s Organisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the Techiman-Kintampo Highway at the weekend, was on Tuesday remanded in prison custody for one week by the Techiman Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Michael Ntumy.

Salaam’s plea was not taken, and he would re-appear on Tuesday, May 6.

He was driving the Yutong bus which collided head-on with the Mahindra vehicle on which the organisers and two others were travelling.

The women’s organisers were Hajia Adiza Sali, Deputy Greater-Accra Regional Women’s Organiser, and Agnes Tia, Deputy Volta Regional Women Organiser.

The Techiman Municipal Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Andrews Okonengye, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA)  at Techiman that the accident occurred around 6:30p.m. on that fateful day.

He explained that the accused person decided to overtake a vehicle near a hill at Nipahiamoa, a community along the highway, but lost control and his vehicle collided with the Mahindra vehicle. Two other occupants of the Mahindra were severely injured.

ASP Okonengye said there were nine passengers on the Yutong bus and eight escaped unhurt, with one Mahmud Abubakar, a 31-year-old nurse at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, sustaining some injuries. – GNA

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