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Crime & Punishment Wed, 12 Mar 2008

Ex football star charged for reckless driving

Cape Coast, March 12, GNA - Ben James Otoo, a 57-year-old former football star was on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of GH¢2,000 with a surety by a circuit court in Cape Coast for allegedly driving recklessly and injuring another driver in the process. Otoo, who pleaded not guilty, is to re-appear on April 2, 2008. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Oheneba Amoako-Boateng, told the court presided over by Mr Richard Asiedu-Badu, that on July 18, 2007, the accused was driving an Opel Astra taxi with registration number CR 30 U from Cape Coast to Elmina with passengers on board. He said after the passengers had alighted at a spot, Otoo made a u-turn on the highway without taking the necessary precaution and in the process rammed his vehicle into another car, whose driver sustained injury and was treated at the hospital.

Cape Coast, March 12, GNA - Ben James Otoo, a 57-year-old former football star was on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of GH¢2,000 with a surety by a circuit court in Cape Coast for allegedly driving recklessly and injuring another driver in the process. Otoo, who pleaded not guilty, is to re-appear on April 2, 2008. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Oheneba Amoako-Boateng, told the court presided over by Mr Richard Asiedu-Badu, that on July 18, 2007, the accused was driving an Opel Astra taxi with registration number CR 30 U from Cape Coast to Elmina with passengers on board. He said after the passengers had alighted at a spot, Otoo made a u-turn on the highway without taking the necessary precaution and in the process rammed his vehicle into another car, whose driver sustained injury and was treated at the hospital.

Source: GNA