- The driver who was captured speeding with a police officer lying on the bonnet of his car is to be punished
- According to the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, the driver would be penalized to serve as a deterrent to others
- The driver who was involved in the act is identified as Daniel Ofosu, a 36-year-old man
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Thirty-six-year-old Daniel Ofosu, the taxi driver who was seen in a viral video driving with a Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) officer clinging to his bonnet, has been arraigned before court.
According to Citinewsroom.com, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the police will stop at nothing to ensure the driver is punished.
It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the taxi driver had been sighted in a trending video carrying a policeman on top of his car with full speed towards a destination not known to anyone.
In the video sighted, the policeman was spotted lying motionless and looking very frightened while he lay on top of the speeding vehicle.
Although not confirmed, it is thought that the policeman had demanded something from the taxi driver which got him annoyed and for which the driver decided to punish the officer a little.
Speaking about the arrest and arraignment of the driver involved, DSP Ebenezer Tetter said:
“We are going to ensure that this driver is punished to ensure that it serves as a deterrent to other errant drivers and we’ll stop at nothing to ensure that we’ll use him as an example for recalcitrant drivers in the Eastern Region and beyond.
"This is coming just some few days after another policeman was killed tragically in Madina in the same process. So we will deal with this driver to serve as a deterrent to other drivers.”
In other news, a video from 1966 showing how Ghanaians excitedly jubilated the overthrow of Ghana's first President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah as recently surfaced on social media.
It would be recalled that on February 24, 1996, the then president of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was overthrown in a coup led by Colonel E.K. Kotoka, Major A.A. Afrifa, Lieutenant General (retired) J.A. Ankra, and Police Inspector General J.W.K. Harlley.
Reports indicate how Nkrumah was out of the country at the time his government was overthrown by people he least expected to have any ill thoughts concerning him.
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