A legal scholar and litigant, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, has condemned President John Mahama decision to reward the taxi driver who helped arrest the Koala armed robbers, who have have now become famous.
The middle aged Taxi driver who has now become a National hero, rammed his car into the motorbike of two robbers - Abaliku Sannie, 35, and Oko Quaicoo, 30 - who shot at the sales girl of the Koala Supermarket around cantonments.
For his reward, The Koala management decided to get him a new car. In addition to the above, the police has also announced their intentions to honour him and on Monday, he met the Vice President, Amissah Arthur who also announced that he will be given a house which is being sponsored by the Mahama-led administration.
Prof. Asare who feels the initiative of the government is laudable, but could be a recipe for disaster also hinted that the driver’s actions are criminal as running one’s car into a motor bike is a crime under the countries laws. Also, the criminals are suspects until proven guilty by a competent court with jurisdiction.
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The robbers were reported to have shot the sales girl on her way to deposit the previous day’s sales at the bank, but Koala authorities has denied reports, saying that Koala does not give money to staff deposit at the bank without aided logistics for security.
While bolting, the driver rammed into the motorbike of the thieves, forcing them into a nearby drain. An armed soldier who chanced on the scene intervened to effect the arrest of the duo, who were still shooting in their injured state.