Woman runs over police officer enforcing COVID-19 lockdown duties in Accra

Woman runs over police officer enforcing COVID-19 lockdown duties in Accra

The Ghana Police Service says it has arrested a woman who run over the foot of a police officer on COVID-19 lockdown duties.

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The woman whose name is given as Trudy Boatemaa Darko, allegedly run over a foot of a police inspector Friday, April 17 at the East Legon Under Bridge in Accra.

Trudy was driving a Hyundai Santafe with registration number GE 2309-18.

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She was signaled to stop on reaching a COVID-19 checkpoint at the said location, but failed to stop.

The police in a communique on their official Facebook page said, the lady used provocative words, on the officers and threatened to deal with another officer who had approached her during the chaotic scene.

The injured Chief Inspector, who was unable to walk, was later rushed to the hospital for treatment.”

The suspect, according to the police has been charged under the road traffic laws and would be arraigned before the court on Monday, April 20, 2020.

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Ghana announced a partial lockdown in two of its major cities, as the West African nation intensifies fight against COVID-19.

Security personnel have since been deployed to these enclaves to enforce the directive as the country’s case count stands at 641.

But it appears civilians living in these cities disobey the order and also subject the police into verbal and physical assaults.

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