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Police on manhunt for 'Trotro' driver who ran over officer

By Mutala Yakubu
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Police in Accra says they are on a manhunt for a 'Trotro' driver who ran over a police officer on the Madina-Spintex road.

The Accra Regional Police Command has declared the ‘trotro’ driver wanted.

The suspect, Bonsu Osei after the incident fled the scene but later abandoned his vehicle.

The police officer, Sergeant Moses Appiah, eventually died at the 37 Military Hospital after the incident which occurred around the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra on the Bawaleshie road.

READ ALSO: Driver's mate involved in the police ran over incident arrested

The trotro was being pursued by police after the driver, Bonsu Osei, was seen soliciting for passengers and was found to have engaged in unauthorised parking and obstruction of other road users at Zongo junction.

According to a police communique, Sergeant Moses Appiah stood in front of the vehicle and ordered the driver to disembark.

But without any provocation, the driver ran his vehicle over the police officer in anger, according to the police.

Sergeant Moses Appiah was dragged by the vehicle for about 54.50 metres leaving him with the severe injuries that led to his death.

The mate of the driver was arrested by some citizens who delivered him to the police.