August 26, 2021

Taxi Driver Jailed For Giving “Free Ride” To Police Officer

18 months after giving “free ride” to Motor Traffic and Transport Department Officer, Sergeant Asante Peprah, on his bonnet, 37-year- old Daniel Ofori, has been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.
Additionally, his driver’s license has been withdrawn for five years.
The incident took place on February 28, 2020, and became public after a viral video of it was splashed across the social media.
Yesterday, Koforidua Circuit Court B, presided over by Her Ladyship Mercy Addei Kotei, sentenced the accused on the counts of dangerous driving and resisting arrest.
He was “convicted to serve six months on count 1 for dangerous driving contrary to Section 1 of Road Traffic Act, 683, and convicted to serve 24 months on count 2 for resisting arrest contrary to Section 226 (1A) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, (Act 29).Both sentences will run concurrently.
Prosecuting, Inspector Geshon Dafeamekpor, said the taxi driver, who was being monitored by the police MTTD for other road traffic infractions was spotted at the Galloway traffic and ordered to park, but he refused and drove away with Sergeant Asante Peprah who jumped on the bonnet in an attempt to avoid being run over by the taxi driver”, Citinews reported.
Source: Fuseini

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