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18.04.2011 General News

Accident Victim Appeals For Justice

By A. Kofoya-Tetteh - Daily Graphic
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A 35-year-oldman, Mr Kofi Sakyi, who was knocked down by a run-away driver has appealed to the Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the police for the arrest of the driver.

Mr Sakyi had his right leg amputated as a result of injuries he sustained through the accident which occurred in Accra on September 27, 2008.

The vehicle, a Mercedes Benz saloon car with registration number GR 3080 Y, was said to be owned by a police dispatch rider popularly known as Akim who was staying at Dzorwulu, a suburb of Accra, at the time of the accident.

Narrating his pathetic story to the Daily Graphic in Koforidua, Mr Sakyi, who currently stays at Aburi and uses crutches, said after the accident he was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital and later transferred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where he was treated but had the right leg amputated.

He said Akim only visited him once at the hospital and all efforts to get the Kotobabi Police who were handling the case to apprehend him proved futile.

Mr Sakyi, who said he had no money to settle hospital bills and also for his sustenance, appealed to the MTTU Commander and the general public to help apprehend Akim.

Meanwhile a medical report on Sakyi, signed by Dr Frederick Kwartey, a specialist at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, said Sakyi had a deformity of 62 per cent and 75 per cent incapacitation.

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