Hit and run driver arrested by police

Michael Boateng

The Bomaa police have arrested a hit and run driver of AYUM Timber Limited, who knocked down and killed a 50 year old woman at Asuopim, near Bomaa in the Tano North District of the region.

Adwoa Gbedema was on Saturday, November 13, 2010, knocked down and killed by an AYUM timber truck along the Asuopim-Bomaa road.

Briefing The Chronicle, the Tano-North District Police Commander, ASP Samuel Latabu, said the Bomaa Police had a call at 6:00 p.m. that an AYUM Timber Company Limited truck had killed a woman between Asuopim and Bomaa, and upon the report, the police rushed to the scene.
According to ASP Latabu, investigations revealed that the woman attended a funeral at Asuopim, and was returning to the family’s cottage called Oware, when she was knocked down by the vehicle.

Her body was convey to the Tepa Hospital Mortuary, while investigations revealed that the woman was married with children, but at the time of this interview, the number of children was not been known by the police.

The District Police Commander said the driver sped off after the incident, whilst the woman was left at the mercy of sympathisers who happened to be around the scene.

He said after investigations, the driver was arrested and detained for interrogation, however, ASP Latabu believes the driver sped off out of fear of being lynched by the people around.

The Tano-North District Police Command has therefore, called on the public to desist from instant justice on suspects, and always hand over suspects to the police for prosecution.

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