View Full Version : Driver Fined GH¢1,200 For Killing Boy

17th July 2011, 08:16 PM
Abibu Mohamed, a driver who, through carelessness and inconsiderate driving, knocked down and killed a 10-year-old school boy was on Friday sentenced to a fine of GH¢1,200 by the Asamankese Circuit Court.

He will serve 24 months in prison on failure to pay the fine.
Mohammed pleaded guilty to negligently causing harm to Daniel Ayisi, now deceased.

Giving the facts of the case, Police Inspector Peter Azigi, told the court that on April 14, 2010, at about 0730 hours on the Asamankese-Suhum road near Oworam, Mohammed, who was in charge of a Hyundai Grace bus, without due care and attention, knocked down the boy.

The prosecutor said on that day Mohammed was driving from Asamankese to Suhum with passengers on board.

On reaching Oworam Township at about 0730 hours, school pupils were walking along the side of the road on their way to school when Ayisi decided to cross the road from the other side. He was, however, knocked down by Mohammed through careless driving and died on the spot.

Source: gna