The Senchi Magistrate court has imposed a fine of GH¢720 on Daniel Arku, for careless and inconsiderate riding and causing harm.
The24-year-old electrician’s accomplice, one Kaiser Collins failed to appear before the court and the presiding judge, Ernest Adjanor issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
The prosecutor, ASP Richmond Akwasi Yeboah, told the court that Collins is a 22-year-old student who lives in the same town, Juapon with his friend Arku.
He said on June 27, 2015 at about 10 a.m., Collins who, knew that Arku was not a professional rider gave him his motorbike with registration number M-15GR 2131 with him (Collins) as pillion rider, to go to Anum.
ASP Yeboah said at about 7:00 p.m on that day, while Arku was returning from Anum towards Juapong with a pillion rider, one Mark Odame, 21, he hit a motorist. He then went on and hit a section of the road at Osiabura on the Asikuma/Juapong Road. Subsequently, he lost control and rode the motorbike into an on-coming private BMW car with registration number GW 3445-T from the opposite direction.
Sensing danger, the BMW driver swerved to the edge off the road, but unfortunately Arku hit the car with his motor bike.
The prosecutor said both Arku and Odame sustained various degrees of injuries and were admitted at the Akosombo VRA hospital where they were treated and later discharged.
ASP Yeboah revealed that after investigations by the Anum police, Arku was subsequently arraigned before court.