General News Tue, 20 Mar 2018

Boy dies after being trapped, locked in car; driver arrested

A 10-year-old class 3 pupil has died of suffocation after he was trapped in a locked car for about 10 hours at Akyem New Tafo in the Eastern Region.

The incident occurred Monday March 19,2018.

The body of the deceased identified as Odei Adarkwa Alex has been deposited at Akyem Tafo Government Hospital.

Meanwhile Police has arrested the Suspect Driver of the Car to assist in investigation.

Information gathered by Kasapa News indicates,the deceased boy, Odei Adarkwa Alex , a pupil of Feeding Preparatory School was reportedly sacked over GHC20 fee debt hence returned home in the morning to collect the money from parents.

A neighbor now in the grip of Police who was driving to town was requested to alight the deceased in school but surprisingly, the driver locked him in the car, reportedly parked the car and joined a commercial vehicle to visit his sick child who was on admission at the Regional Hospital -Koforidua .

A family member, Ofori Boadu, told Kasapa News the family is scandalized about the incident because the father of the deceased has a car therefore the deceased boy knew basic rolling up and down of car glass.

“We are all surprised, because the father of the boy has a car so the boy knows how to roll up and down glasses of a car, so we don’t understand ,so we are all surprised, we are all shocked”.

Meanwhile, the Akyem Tafo District Police Command has confirmed the incident and has began investigation.

Source: kasapafmonline.com