Teacher remanded for harming dispatch rider

A 37- year- old Teacher, Kenneth Bonga was on Thursday remanded into police custody by a Cape Coast Circuit court for allegedly riding an unregistered motor bike and causing harm to a dispatch rider.

General Lance Corporal George Kpordzo of Cape Coast Police was leading the motorcade of Dr Samuel Sarpong, former Central Regional Minister, from Cape Coast towards Apam for a function, when the incident happened.

Kenneth who was also charged with riding without license, dangerous cycling and the use of motorbike without registration, pleaded not guilty to two of the offences and will reappear on Wednesday, April 16.

Police Chief Inspector, Emmanuel Ofori, told the court presided over by Ms Florence Okai Otu, that on February 10, Lance Corporal Kpordzo was riding a BMW motor bike with registration number GP3598, and upon reaching a section of the road at Biriwa, he met a Nissan Urvan bus with registration number GR 6362-10 driven one Paul Nyarko being followed by an unregistered Yamaha motorbike been ridden by the accused.

Chief Inspector Ofori said Nyarko on hearing the siren of the motorcade slowed down and moved to the edge of the road to give way to the motorcade, but Bonga overtook the bus and crossed the lane of the motorcade.

He said the dispatch rider in an attempt to swerve Bonga moved into the direction of the bus and fell into a ditch.

Chief Inspector Ofori said, Kpordzo sustained serious injury in the arm and knee and was rushed to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for medical attention.

He said Bonga who tried to escape was arrested by the Minister and handed over to the Police and during police investigations, it was revealed that Bong’s riding license had expired since November 2013 while the motor bike was not insured and had no roadworthy certificate. GNA

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