29.09.2004 General News

Mumuni’s Car Crash: Police Rule Out Foul Play

29.09.2004 LISTEN

The Police administration say they do not suspect foul play in the NDC vice presidential candidate's car crash.

Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni was involved in an accident in the early hours of Monday near the Atomic Junction on the main Legon-Madina road in Accra, and is currently on admission at the 37 Military Hospital.

He fractured his left leg but the hospital authorities say his condition is stable and he is responding to treatment.

Some leading members of the NDC, including the party's General Secretary, Dr. Josiah Aryee, say they suspect foul play in the accident.

Dr. Josiah Aryee told JoyFM that he suspected the NPP government's involvement in the car crash.

But speaking to JoyNews, the director of the Police Public Relations Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) David Eklu said preliminary investigations do not suggest there was foul play in the accident.

The Police say their investigations so far indicate that there are no marks on the car to indicate that the accident vehicle was hit by another vehicle.

The authorities say there are no signs either to suggest that Alhaji hit another vehicle before somersaulting into the ditch where it was found.

“As at now, he is the only one who can tell us what really happened. He is currently unable to talk. As soon as he is able to talk to us we will get all the details”, ASP Eklu said.

Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni was sent to the Military hospital by a passer-by.

Earlier reports said he was returning from the mosque in after the 5 am prayers but latest account say he had left home to meet someone who had called him earlier.

His car somersaulted and landed in a ditch.

The flag bearer of the party, Professor Atta Mills had to cut short a planned tour of the Ashanti Region to join other sympathisers who had thronged the hospital to wish his running mate well.

The hundreds of NDC supporters who besieged the hospital prevented some NPP government officials from seeing the aspiring vice president.

They accused the NPP of masterminding the accident.

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