General News of Monday, 10 December 2012
A 17-year-old unemployed, Ayaoba Nyaaba, who was celebrating the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) victory in last Friday’s polls died instantly on Sunday when a tricycle he was seated on with two others somersaulted.
The incident happened at Baakoniaba, a suburb of Sunyani at the weekend. The corpse has been deposited at the mortuary pending autopsy.
The rider, Felix Abodoo was treated for his injuries at the Sunyani Government Hospital. He is in police custody awaiting prosecution for riding without a licence, careless and inconsiderate ridding. The second passenger is still on admissions at the hospital.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Teddy Damptey Brown, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of Motor Traffic and Transport Unit, (MTTU) told the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani, that the incident happened in the midst of a group of NDC supporters, who were celebrating with motor bikes, tricycles and cars.
He pointed out that most of the riders using the tricycles had no licences as well as insurance coverage.
ASP Brown advised activists, supporters and sympathisers of the NDC, especially drivers and riders, to exercise restraint in their jubilation so that they do not put the public at risk.