The Ghana Police Service has disclosed that the driver who allegedly knocked down a student on the the Madina-Adenta-Aburi (N4) Highway has been arrested.
The Police in a seven-point statement assuring residents of Adenta of safety said the driver who run over the student has been arrested and is in police custody.
The 22-year old student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) died after the accident, sparking violent riots which led to a temporary blockage of the highway.
The statement signed by Director-General, Public Affairs, ASP David Eklu said a media centre has been established at the Adenta Police Station to cross-check facts as part of investigations.
The Police also discounted assertions that it used excessive force in restoring calm to the area after a 14-year-old boy sustained gunshot wound and has since been treated and discharged at the Nyaho Clinic in Accra.
It said there is no record of any other injuries related to the riot control,” the statement explained.
The statement explained that preliminary investigations into yesterday’s rioting show that Police employed the appropriate riot control methods.
It concluded by appealing to the public to supply them with images or videos related to yesterday’s rioting and its control on Police WhatsApp number 020-663-9121.
Foot Bridges To Be Fixed
Mr. Amoako Atta who was on a tour in the Western region cut his trip short and returned to Accra Thursday, following the heightening tension in the area resulting from the accident.
Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, Minister of Roads and Highways.
In a statement, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Roads and Highways, Transport, and Interior announced that they were working on relevant procurement processes to resume work on the uncompleted foot bridges within a week.
The statenment signed by Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the Minister of Roads and Highways, and Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, appealed to residents in the area to remain calm and cooperate with the Ministries as steps were being taken to savage the situation.
It said personnel of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department of the Ghana Police Service have been deployed to enforce the relevant Road Traffic Regulations on speeding limits, jaywalking and pedestrian crossing.
The statement added traffic l lights and street lights would be fixed to improve visibility on the 120km/hr speed limit highway.
The statement said the National Road Safety Commission would also intensify public education and sensitization programme targeting drivers and pedestrians at the area.
By: Henryson Okrah/Myxyzonline.com