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27.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

29 drivers arrest in special operation on the Winneba-Kasoa-Accra road

By gna

The Winneba Magistrate Court, on Thursday, fined seven drivers a total of GH¢1,440.00 for committing various traffic offences.

The offences including, over-speeding, over-loading, wrongful over-taking, driving with expired driving documents such as driving license, insurance cover and road worthy Certificates.

The drivers: Mr. Williams Kwaku, Prince Anokye, George Forson, Isaac Dadzi, Joseph Ankamah, Alfred Anguah, and Kwame Mumuni pleaded guilty.

The court presided over by Mr. Ben Attabra also issued a bench warrant for the arrest of 22 other drivers who did not appear before the court.

Police Chief Inspector Moses Naa-Kolgo Agbegne, prosecuting, told the court that between March 17 2009 and March 24 2009, the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service at Winneba, in a special operation to curb accident on the Winneba-Kasoa-Accra road, arrested the drivers.

The magistrate advised drivers to be extra careful so as to reduce accidents on the Takoradi-Cape Coast-Accra road that had become a dead trap.