The Sakumono District Police are investigating circumstances under which an 18-year-old girl died after a campaign vehicle of Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, parliamentary candidate of New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Tema West, knocked her down at Sakumono Village, near Tema.
According to reports, the deceased, Sarah Believe Amponsah was rushed to the Sakumono Hospital where medics pronounced her dead on Saturday night. Body of the deceased has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra.Isaac Arkoh, a passerby, who also sustained injury in the incident, was sent to the health facility, and he is responding to treatment.
Driver of the campaign car was said to have turned himself over to the Sakumono District Police who arrested him to assist in investigations.
Eyewitnesses told Daily Guide that the accident occurred at about 11pm when the Kia Sportage, with registration number, GT 1561-16, veered off the road and crashed into the two who were walking on the shoulders of the road.
Kwasi Poku Bosompem, Communications Director of the Carlos Ahenkorah Campaign Team, confirmed the accident to Daily Guide, noting that the parliamentary candidate was not involved in the accident as being speculated. According to him, the parliamentary candidate was nowhere near the scene of the accident.
“The accident happened and a girl by the name Sarah who was unfortunately knocked down by the car was rushed to the Sakumono Community Clinic but pronounced dead later. It is therefore not true that the parliamentary candidate for Tema West wants to interfere with police investigations,” he added.
He debunked reports that the accident happened because the parliamentary candidate needed blood in order to win the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Communications Director of the campaign team urged party faithful to stay calm and also expressed condolences to the bereaved family.
He said the accident was unfortunate and added that the campaign team was sympathizing with the family of the deceased.
The Police are still investigating the matter.
Source: Daily Guide
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