- The taxi driver who drove off with a police officer on his bonnet has been sentenced for two years
- Daniel Ofori also had his driver's license withdrawn for five years
- Ofori drove off at top speed with a police officer, identified as Sergeant Asante Peprah, on February 28
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The taxi driver who drove off with a police officer on his bonnet for 300 metres has been slapped with two years imprisonment.
According to a CitiNews report, the 37-year-old driver identified as Daniel Ofori was convicted by the Koforidua Circuit Court B.
Ofori was convicted to serve six months on count 1 for dangerous driving contrary to Section 1 of Road Traffic Act, 683.
He was also convicted to serve 24 months on count 2 for resisting arrest contrary to Section 226 (1A) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, (Act 29).
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Her Ladyship Mercy Addei Kotei, who presided over court also withdrew Ofori's driver’s license for 5 years.
On February 28, 2020, Ofori was reported to have driven off at top speed with a police officer, identified as Sergeant Asante Peprah, holding onto his bonnet.
Ofori who was being monitored by the police MTTD for other road traffic infractions was spotted at the Galloway traffic and ordered to park.
Daniel Ofori was however forced to stop after another driver blocked his path, leading to his arrest.
Ghana Police Recruitment
In other news, the Ghana Police Service has announced that it would from Friday, August 27, offer employment opportunities to qualified Ghanaians.
The available employment opportunities categories are General duty recruits, tradesman recruits, graduates for general duties, and graduate professionals.
The application process will be originated online so no physical submission of application forms shall be accepted.
The publication of the recruitment into the service has generated a lot of public discussions, as most people are convinced that the protocol list has already been compiled.
IGP launches Horse Patrol
Still on policing, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, has launched the Horse Patrol operations at the National Joint Operations Headquarters-Accra.
The launch which took place on Thursday, August 12, 2021, is part of efforts to strengthen the resolve to fight crime.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official page of the Ghana Police Service, it noted that it is part of the Service’s method of crime prevention and detection.