A tipper truck driver, who allegedly knocked down a 31-year-old woman at Awoshie Last Stop in Accra killing her instantly, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.
Iddi Abdul Rahman, charged with dangerous and inconsiderate driving and negligently causing harm, pleaded guilty.
On the charge of dangerous and inconsiderate driving, Rahman would serve five years imprisonment while on the charge of negligently causing harm, he would serve a three-month jail term. The sentences are to run concurrently.
The court presided over by Ms Ellen V. Amoah ordered Rahman to pay a compensation of GH ¢ 1,000 to the deceased’s family and in default, serve additional six months imprisonment.
Rahman’s appearance in court came after the police had received an advice from the Attorney General’s office.
The court was furnished with a police sketch, a vehicle examiner’s report and the expenses incurred during the burial of the deceased, Naomi Amegatcher.
On July 7, Rahman’s counsel prayed the court to take into consideration the fact that his client’s employers had given the family of the deceased GH ¢ 15,000 for the burial.
Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police Agnes Boafo, told the court that in September, last year, at about 0130 hours Rahman was driving a Howo Sinotrack with registration number GR 2572-12 from Anyaa towards Awoshie.
Prosecution said on reaching a section of the road at Anyaa Last Stop, the accused person decided to reverse on the service lane and in the process knocked down the deceased who was walking on the shoulders of the road heading towards Anyaa.
ASP Boafo said the rear tyres of the vehicle ran over Madam Amegatcher killing her instantly.
A report was made to the police and Rahman was arrested and put before court while a duplicate docket was forwarded to the Attorney General’s office for advice.
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