Police officer killed in Apam after truck knocks him down

Police officer killed in Apam after truck knocks him down

- A police officer on duty has been killed at a checkpoint in Apam

- Sergeant Salihu Hifzullar, aged 39, died shortly after being admitted at the hospital

- The driver has been accused of reckless driving and is currently in police custody

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A police officer identified as Sergeant Salihu Hifzullar has been killed after he was knocked down by a truck at a checkpoint near Apam in the Central Region.

Aged 39, Seargeant Hifzullar was said to be on a snap check duty when the driver of the truck knocked him down sustaining various degrees of injuries.

He was reportedly rushed to the hospital but died shortly after being on admission.

Police officer killed in Apam after truck knocks him down

An accident scene involving a truck. Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

This happened on October 24. 2020, around 10:30 pm as contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com.

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The driver of the truck which was moving from Mankessim towards Apam with two persons on board has been accused of driving recklessly and has thus been held in police custody.

The Public Relations Officer of the Central Regional Police Command, DSP Irene Oppong, stated that the driver was moving “without due care and attention.”

According to her, the suspect driver, Francis Akese “has been detained and is assisting police with investigations.”

Meanwhile, in other news, violence has erupted in the Odododiodoo Constituency in Jamestown, Accra, where supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have clashed.

The incident, according to an earlier report by YEN.com.gh, happened on the morning of Sunday, October 25, 2020, at a junction called One Way on the Atta Mills High Street.

A lot of people are reportedly wounded as a result, and the police are yet to make known the exact number of people who sustained the various degrees of injuries.

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Both political parties have filed complaints with the police, according to the report.

The Odododiodoo Constituency has been flagged by many political observers as a hot spot for violence during every election year.

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