- A police officer accidentally knocked down 83-year-old lawyer in Sunyani
- The late Lawyer Dr. Sylvester Ankama was a senior practitioner at the Ebenezer Legal Services
A former High Commissioner, Dr. Sylvester Ankama, has died after being knocked by a vehicle driven by a Police officer.
The renowned lawyer, who is based in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region, could not survive despite being admitted at the hospital after the accident.
The sad incident occurred in front of the Sunyani Municipal Assembly on Tuesday when Sergeant Alfred Owusu Asare, was on his way to work.
According to an account by the Brong Ahafo Regional Commander of the MTTD, Superintendent Stella Sedame, the police officer tried to save the 83-year-old lawyer after knocking him down.
He explained that the Policeman rushed the lawyer to the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital where he was admitted and later reported the incident at the Police Station.
However, the lawyer gave up the ghost the following morning – Wednesday – due to severe injuries he sustained.
Sergeant Alfred Owusu Asare was subsequently detained and his statement taken, with an investigation being set up into the matter.
The body of the late Dr. Sylvester Ankama has since been deposited at the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital morgue
The deceased was a onetime Ghana’s High Commissioner to India during the Dr. Limann administration, as well as a senior practitioner at the Ebenezer Legal Services.
He was also a Rev. Minister at the Bethel Prayer Ministry, before his untimely demise.
The Ghana Police Service are gradually losing confidence in the men who are supposed to protect us.
An example is when last week a video emerged on social media, where a policeman on duty at a Savings and Loans in Accra openly assaulted a nursing mother.
Frederick Amanor Skalla, the police officer who committed the barbaric act is currently at the Police Headquarters awaiting possible prosecution for indecent assault.
Then over the weekend, another policeman accompanying a bullion van accidentally shot and killed the driver of the van in his attempt to ward-off mourners who had blocked parts of the Odumase Krobo road in the Eastern Region.
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