Achimota bike rider dies after evading policeman

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    An accident that occurred at Muus, on the Achimota-Ofankor highway in Accra has claimed the life of a rider of an unregistered motorbike.

    The police has reported that the rider was caught under a JAC truck on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in his attempt to evade inquisitions from a police officer.

    Media reports indicate that the Police officer was chasing the rider after he refused to stop. This was around the Neoplan station near Achimota.

    The statement by the Police reads as follows;

    “On 28/07/2021 at about 12:30 hours, a rider who was on an unregistered Haojue motorbike is reported to have rolled under a Jac truck at Muus on the Achimota-Ofankor highway after he was allegedly pursued by a police officer on duty at the Neoplan station for failing to stop when signalled.”

    The police added that the said police officer was subsequently attacked by a mob, but was rescued.

    “The police officer was subsequently attacked by a mob, but was timely rescued. The accident victim and the police officer were rushed to the Achimota Hospital for medical attention, but the motor rider was pronounced dead on arrival.”

    “The police officer sustained injuries from the mob attack and is still receiving treatment at the Hospital.”

    The statement added that “some aggrieved youth numbering about 150 later besieged the Achimota Hospital in an attempt to attack both the hospital staff and the policemen.”

    “They pelted stones and other implements, damaging the back screens of two police vehicles and other property around. Reinforcement was requested to augment police efforts, disperse the crowd and bring the situation under control.”