An unlicensed driver by name Richmond has caused the untimely death of a 33-year-old Benjamin Adu on Sunday night when his (driver) car hit him (deceased) against the wall of a house at Madina Estate in Accra.
The deceased fondly called Paa Kwadwo by his neighbours was a pastor under training at the Trinity Theological Seminary and a member of the Trinity United Church. He married in December last year and expecting his first child with his wife. He is an alumnus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to the deceased’s prayer partners, they had just left a prayer meeting on that Sunday night. Paa Kwadwo parked his car and strolled to buy some items [fruits and a bulb] around the taxi rank close to the District Magistrate court at Madina Estate.
Eyewitnesses said the driver, reversing knocked him off the road and threw him over a small open gutter. His head hit the wall of a house in the process. It took vendors around to raise alarm as his lifeless body was under the car.
It took the intervention of a police officer from the La-Nkwatanan-Madina Divisional Police Command to save the driver from irate residents who wanted to lynch him for unjustly killing their neighbour.
The police first arrived at the scene in a bid to apprehend the driver and save him from mob attack. The angry mob smashed the windscreen of the vehicle, a source at the Police station said.
Meanwhile, a police pick up picked the lifeless body about an hour later. It has since been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary.
Distraught siblings of the deceased were at the La-Nkwatanan-Madina Divisional Police Headquarters late-night filing a report at the MTTU.
The policeman on duty, Corporal Saani Mohammed told the family the suspect is in cells to be prepared for court. He explained that the suspect cannot be bailed except the court orders accordingly.
He told the family that he is handling about three of such cases.