A 19-year-old commercial motorbike operator, Kwaku Hakeem, has found himself at the wrong side of the law for allegedly crushing a 38-year-old tutor of Tema Technical Institute to death at Official Town, a suburb of Ashaiman, in the Greater Accra Region.
The deceased, Christian Tetteh Narh alias Japatuta, a science and chemistry tutor, was said to have gone to a pub called ‘Soweto Pub’ to release stress after work when he was knocked down by the motorbike operator (‘Okada’ rider).
An eyewitness, Emmanuel Asante, told DAILY GUIDE that the deceased arrived at the pub on his Hyundai motorbike to play snooker at about 9:00pm.
According to the eyewitness, after playing three games, he decided to go home when he had a call so he sat on his Hyundai motorbike parked at the entrance of the ‘Soweto Pub’. Unfortunately, Chris was bumped to death by the ‘Okada’ rider from nowhere at about 10:30 pm.
Emmanuel added: “Due to the collision, both riders sustained various degrees of injury; hence they were rushed to the Tema General Hospital for treatment but Christian died upon arrival”.
His corpse has been deposited at the morgue of the health facility for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Ashaiman divisional branch of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service has launched investigations into the matter to unravel the cause of the accident for prosecution.