- A Groom driving to the venue of a wedding ceremony died on the spot over the weekend when his vehicle crashed into a ditch on the Kumasi-Accra road.
- The bride was so traumatised she fell into a coma and has since not recovered from the shock of the incident.
- Fatal road accidents rocked parts of the country over the weekend, prompting former President Mahama to comment about one on Facebook.
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It has emerged that one of the series of gory road accidents that hit different parts of the country over the weekend has claimed the life of a young groom on his way to marry his bride.
Reports indicate that the groom, Mohammed Zakari perished in a motor accident while on his way to his marriage ceremony ground on Sunday, March 13, 2022.
“The unfortunate incident occurred at Fumesua on the Kumasi-Accra highway around 1:00 pm,” reports 3News.
According to the report, the groom, who was driving a Ford Escape to the venue of the marriage ceremony when the vehicle ran into a ditch, died on the spot.
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Police said the four other occupants were rushed to KNUST Hospital.
The sad incident has caused the bride to go into a coma, the 3News report added.
The 3News report said one of the victims has since been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital because his condition has become critical.
The deceased has been buried, according to Islamic rites, the report revealed.
A series of fatal accidents happened over the weekend, prompting concerns for road safety once again.
On Sunday, police said a Universe commercial bus and a stationary 40-footer-container loaded with wood collided at Asuboi on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, leading to the death of nine passengers.
It has emerged that at least six of the deceased passengers were students of the University of Education, Winneba.
Former President John Mahama has described the Asuboi accident as a “sad waste of young lives.”
In a post on Facebook, he urged drivers of intercity coaches and other public transport vehicles to exercise caution with the lives of passengers in their vehicle.
Nigerian National Jailed For Posing As Ghanaian To Get Ghana Card
The National Identification Authority (NIA), issuers of the Ghana Card, has said one of its officers has triggered the arrest and sentencing of a Nigerian national who tried to secure the Ghana Card.
In a press statement published on its website on March 13, 2022, the NIA said the Asokore Mampong District Magistrate court, has sentenced Usman Emmanuel, the Nigerian citizen and a resident of Sawaba in Kumasi, for falsely representing himself as a Ghanaian to acquire a Ghana Card contrary to law.
“Carrying a Ghanaian Birth Certificate, Usman Emmanuel claimed he was a Ghanaian, hence eligible to register for the Ghana Card. Having gone through the registration process, Usman Emmanuel was left to be issued with the Ghana Card. It was at this point the Regional Registration Officer (RRO) of NIA in the Ashanti Region suspected the applicant was not a Ghanaian.
“The RRO quickly handed him over to the Police CID at Adum, Kumasi, for further investigation. The investigation established that despite being in possession of a valid Ghanaian Birth Certificate, Usman Emmanuel was not a Ghanaian,” the NIA said in the release.
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