Labanese convicted to GH¢1,200.00 fine for knocking pedestrian dead

By
Gifty Amofa, GNA

Accra, Jan.24, GNA –
The Kaneshie District Court has handed over a fine of GH¢1,200.00 to a Lebanese
driver who knocked-down and killed a 26-year-old man in a motor accident.

El Fatal Mohammed
admitted to careless and inconsiderate driving as well as negligently causing
harm and he was convicted on his own plea.

The court sentenced
him to a fine of 100 penalty units, equivalent to GH¢1,200.00 for careless and
inconsiderate driving or serve three months in prison and 60 penalty units for
negligently causing harm which is equivalent to GH¢720.00 or spend three months
in prison.

The sentences are to
run concurrently,

Inspector John
Baidoo told the Court presided over by Mrs Eleanor Kakra Barnes-Botchway that
on November 26, 2017, the convict in charge of Nissan Saloon car with the
registration number GE 3184-11 was driving from Kaneshie to Osu through the
Kwame Nkrumah Circle Overpass.

On reaching Paloma,
he knocked-down Emmanuel Opoku Adu, the deceased, who was crossing from the
driver’s side to the opposite direction.

Inspector Baidoo
said Adu sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the Police Hospital but
pronounced dead on arrival.

He said the docket
was sent to the Attorney-General for advice after investigations.

Mohammed before the
Court passed sentence said, he felt bad, adding that it was an accident and it
could happen to anybody.

The court asked
whether the convict contributed to the burial of the deceased, of which
(deceased) mother said yes.

The Court advised
the mother of the deceased to pursue for insurance on the car if any, to
off-set part of the cost incurred by the family.

GNA

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