A 43-year-old driver, Osmanu Ibrahim, has been granted bail by the Tarkwa Circuit Court for reckless driving and negligently causing harm to five people, leading to their death.
The accused pleaded guilty with explanation to dangerous driving but guilty to negligently causing harm and was given a bail sum of GHc10,000 with two sureties to be justified.
Ibrahim is reported to have crashed into a Kia Rio taxi cab on June 6, with his Kia Rhino cargo truck loaded with scraps from Enchi towards Kumasi and killed all five persons on board the truck from what a post-mortem described as ‘traumatic brain injuries’.
Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the Court that on reaching Wasa Adiembra, Ibrahim swerved into the opposite lane and crashed with the oncoming taxi cab which was being driven by Kwame Korankye, 25, who was among the five who were all trapped to death.
The deceased are Kwame Amoah, 68, Kwadwo Anku Mensah 62, Joseph Korankye, 55, Kwame Polo, 35 and the taxi driver.
According to the police, both vehicles were found to be in good working condition, when Mr Amos Abeka, the assistant manager of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, in charge of Dunkwa-On-Offin examined them.
Osumanu Ibrahim will re-appear before the Court on November 26.