Truck kills community policeman at Nkoranza
A YOUTH Employment Agency (YEA) community police assistant, Vincent Antwi, who was at the Yefri police station in the Nkoranza North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, was killed by a KIA truck last Tuesday.
The driver, 34-year-old Kwasi Nyamekye, is now in the cooler helping the police in their investigation. The Nkoranza North District Police Commander, who gave his name only as Aboagye, confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE but did not give details.
However, our sources said the driver might have intentionally knocked down the officer after a resident of Yefri reported to the YEA officer that he (driver) and some others were allegedly felling his (resident’s) trees for charcoal.
It said after the complaint had been made at the police station, the officer together with the complainant went to the place where the trees were reportedly being felled. On the way, they allegedly saw the KIA truck loaded with charcoal and signaled the driver to stop. The driver reportedly pretended to be stopping, but all of a sudden, sped off to Busunya, the district capital, instead of going to the Nkoranza South capital where it was originally heading to.
The officer and the complainant who were on a motorbike, reportedly chased the driver and caught up with him near Busunya. When the truck came to a halt, the officer was said to have climbed onto the bags of charcoal and directed the driver to drive to the Busunya police station instead of Yefri where the report was made.
On the way to Busunya, the driver purportedly drove in a meandering manner and so Vincent fell onto the ground and got injured badly.
He was rushed to the St Theresa’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver was subsequently arrested and detained for further investigation, DAILY GUIDE gathered.