Dormaa West MP’s Accident: One dead, others severely injured [Police Report]

The accident vehicle
The accident vehicle

The Savelugu District Police Sitrep report on a fatal Motor Accident involving the Member of Parliament for Dormaa West on 9th September at about 1330hrs confirmed one person dead.

According to the Police report, suspect driver Oppong Sansan, aged 31, was in charge of Nissan pickup with registration number GC3077-20 onboard Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah member of Parliament for Dormaa West in the Bono region and No. 54327 G/L/CPL Jeffrey Boateng, aged 27, a  bodyguard to the MP who were travelling from Accra to Bolgatanga.

The report said, on reaching a section of the road at Pong-Tamale along Tamale-Bolgatanga highway, whilst negotiating a curve the suspect driver ran into a pothole and in the process he lost control of the steering wheel and hit an unregistered motorbike ridden by Peter Nyagri, aged 60 and pillion rider Awemoni Rukaya, aged 40, who were travelling on the same direction.


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The vehicle went further and veered off its lane into the opposite lane and crashed a tricycle rider Adam Musah, aged 57, killing him on the spot.

The deceased was in charge of Apsonic tricycle with registration number M-15-NR-1459 loaded with firewoods and had parked on the pavement of the road before it finally landed in a nearby bush

According to the Savelugu District Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah, No 54327 L/cpl Jeffrey Boateng, the driver as well as the rider and pillion rider sustained various degrees of injuries and were all rushed to the Savelugu Municipal Hospital for treatment but they were all referred and transported in an ambulance to Tamale Teaching Hospital for  treatment.

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The body of the deceased tricycle rider whose head was completely severed off his body was inspected and examined at the scene by Dr. Mohammed Mumuni of Savelugu Municipal Hospital who confirmed him dead.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased person who besieged the accident scene forcibly took away the body for burial without postmortem.

Police who quickly visited the scene were able to retrieve service rifle CZ805 No.C071859 plus 39 rounds of ammunition and sidearm No 6000714 belonging to the bodyguard and brought them to the station for safekeeping

Whilst frantic efforts are being made to tow both vehicle and tricycle to the station for investigation. No 45679 G/cpl Akwasi Korankye in charge case.

The deceased tricycle
The deceased tricycle



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