Man slapped with a 2 year jail term for careless driving
The accused was arrested and his vehicle sent to DVLA for Examination but no mechanical fault was detected.
The Asamankese circuit court presided over by His Honour Abass Abubakari Adams has sentenced a 37-year-old mechanic in Asamankese to two years imprisonment with hard labour for careless driving which led to the death of one Mohammed Donkor, .
The prosecution statement presented by Detective Inspector Yakubu Adam, revealed that the accused is a mechanic at Estate in Asamankese and the complainant is a carpenter at Ofankor.
According to the sheet, On February 1, 2021, one Frank Inkoom Eyiah sent his unregistered Hyundai mighty Kia truck to the accused to repair a fault on it, later in the day, the accused finished the work and decided to do a test drive to Asamankese.
On reaching a section of the road at Old Zongo in Asamankese, which is densely populated, the accused negligently failed to observe road traffic and exercise due care. The car veered off its lane and knocked down one Mohammed Donkor, 55 years. He was rushed to the Asamankese Government Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A postmortem report confirmed that he died as a result of severe head injury from the accident.
The accused was arrested and his vehicle was sent to DVLA for Examination but no mechanical fault was detected.
After investigation, the docket duplicate was sent to the office of the Attorney General for advice, and later, the Attorney General’s report advised that the accused person should be charged and arraigned before court for prosecution.
Upon the recommendation by the AG, the accused was sent to court and was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for careless driving and causing harm.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent