Suspicious trotro driver drags passengers to police over fake Gh¢20 note

Suspicious trotro driver drags passengers to police over fake Gh¢20 note

- A fierce brawl ensued between a trotro mate and a passenger over a purported fake GH¢20 note at the Circle-Tema stretch

- The trotro mate accused a young man and elderly woman passengers of paying the fare with a fake GH¢20 note

- Agitated by the intensifying altercation between the three, the driver of the trotro reported the passengers to the police

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A fierce altercation between a trotro mate and passengers over a purported fake GH¢20 note became a spectacle to behold at the Circle-Tema stretch.

Daily Guide reports that the trotro mate had earlier accused one of the male passengers named Okoe, who was seated at the front seat as the person who gave him the fake currency.

Okoe, who joined the vehicle from GBC second gate and signaled he was getting off the trotro at Teshie Lascala, denied being the one who paid his fare with the fake note.

That led to a heated argument between him and the mate.

After few minutes arguing, the mate turned to an elderly woman who had joined the bus from Dankwa at Osu, apparently on her way from church, as being the one who gave him the GH¢20.

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The woman became furious and embarrassed, sparking further argument over the money.

Some passengers in the bus supported the woman and lambasted the mate for being ''confused''.

The argument continued from Dankwa in a heated fashion.

Agitated by the manner in which his mate was being treated by the passenger, Seth, the driver of the trotro, decided to report the passengers to the police over the development.

Thus upon reaching Teshie, he dashed to the police station.

At the Teshie Police Station, the GH¢ 20 was handed over to Inspector Larbi and both passengers suspected of using the money to pay for their lorry fare were reported to the police.

It was certainly a difficult task for the police officer to unravel which of the two passengers paid with the fake note, leaving him with no option but to simply take the driver’s statement and allow the passengers to go.

In other stories, reported after serving some time in prison owing to a 10-year jail sentence, 100-year-old Akolobila has finally been released after an NGO campaigned to have him set free.

Akolobila was first handed a sentence of 10 years to serve at the Kumasi Central Prison after he was arrested by the police for possessing narcotics.

Prior to that untimely and unexpected fate, the 100-year-old man worked as caretaker of a large farm before being laid off due to old age which affected his ability to deliver maximum output.

Akolobila lost his livelihood and at that age he could hardly get another job to fend for himself.

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