An unlicensed driver has been charged with the murder of a 27-year-old teacher of De Youngsters School, Adentan, after he knocked her down with his vehicle and abandoned her in a bush at Abokobi leading to her death.
The suspect, Emeka Adams, 42, was arrested nine days after he had allegedly knocked down the teacher and abandoned her.
He is alleged to have committed the crime at the Adentan-Dodowa traffic intersection at about 7 p.m. on June 7, 2021 while he was in charge of a Hyundai Sonata Saloon vehicle with registration number GB 2126-20.
Briefing the Daily Graphic after the arrest of the suspect, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mrs Effia Tenge, said after knocking down the teacher, the suspect picked her up under the pretext of taking her to a health facility for treatment.
However, she said police investigations showed that the suspect allegedly abandoned the teacher in a bush at Abokobi, instead of taking her to the hospital.
The body of the victim, she said, was later found in the bush at Abokobi and the police were informed. The police retrieved the body and conveyed it to the Police Hospital Morgue for autopsy and preservation.
Police intelligence, she said, led to the arrest of Adams last Wednesday and the vehicle was also found in his possession.
In another development
Two suspected robbers alleged to have attacked a motorcycle rider with machetes and made away with the motorbike have been arrested at the Tunga Childrens Park at Dansoman in Accra.
They are Mawuli Amegbo and Sule Mohammed. The machetes used have also been retrieved.
Mrs Tenge said the suspects were arrested at about 8a.m. last Sunday.
She said they were arrested after the victim raised the alarm when he was attacked by the suspects with two others currently on the run.
When the victim cried for help, some eyewitnesses came to his aid and pursued the robbers while others tried to contact the police.