03.03.2021 Football News

Aduana Stars' Farouk Adams charged on 2 counts for crashing police officer to death in car accident

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Aduana Stars' Farouk Adams charged on 2 counts for crashing police officer to death in car accident
LISTEN MAR 3, 2021

Aduana Stars player Farouk Adams has been charged on two counts by the Bono Region police after he crushed a cop to death.

Adams allegedly hit and killed a police officer in a car accident on Monday.

The incident happened around 19:00GMT on Monday on the Asuotiano – Asuhyiae road, but the player was only apprehended on Tuesday, following police investigations.

The former Elmina Sharks defender has been charged with careless and inconsiderate driving and negligently causing harm.

Adams is to appear before the Fiapre Circuit Court in the Sunyani West Municipality today.

The police are seeking to remand him into lawful custody to enable them to continue with the investigation, according to Police Supt Joseph Apaloo.

The incident is said to have happened late Monday between Asuotiano and Asuhyiae in the Dormaa East District of the Bono Region.

The officer, Constable Amos Mattey of the Wamfie Police station, was alleged to have left his duty post to purchase something but never returned until he was found dead Tuesday morning.

The incident has been described to be a hit-and-run by a Red Toyota Camry with registration number GW 5882-17, driven by the Aduana Stars’ central defender.

The player, who won the NASCO Man of the Match award in week 16 of the Ghana Premier League match between Aduana Stars and Inter Allies at Dormaa, was driving from Sunyani back to Dormaa when the accident happened.

According to sources, the player alleges he knocked down a suspected animal that crossed the car upon which he stopped but found nothing.

The source said he alleges he later parked the car at a nearby fuel station where he called the car owner about the accident and proceeded to the Wamfie Polyclinic to attend to the injury he sustained.

He reportedly later went back to the accident scene with the car owner but again found nothing.

He then left for Dormaa in a different vehicle while a mechanic moved the other car to Sunyani on the orders of the actual owner, the source said.

Farouk Adams alleged it was his friend who later told him the incident had caused the death of one person.

He then reported it to the Dormaa Police station about 1:30 pm Tuesday and was subsequently arrested by the Wamfie Police.

Meanwhile, DSP Francis Akwasi Asante, the Wamfie District Police Commander, in an interview with Kumasi-based Hello FM, revealed chilling details of how police apprehended the player after the accident.

“About three days ago, one of our men, Constable Amos Mantey was on snap check duty with other colleagues at Asuotiano on the Berekum road. He sought permission to go to town to buy mosquito repellent with a motorbike at around 7 pm.

“While he was not returning around ok10 pm, the other colleagues at the post made several phone calls to the office and some friends but he was not picking.

“The next day(Tuesday), someone called to inform the police that there has been a motor accident but he does not know the person so his colleagues rushed to the place and found that it was their colleague who sought permission. He was lying in the bush without life.

“We realized it was hit and run so we started an investigation. We saw that there was red paint on his motorbike so we suspected that the car involved was red.

“Fortunately, for us, we got someone who had a CCTV camera that captured the where the car went and parked after the incident. We took the number of the car and checked from DVLA for the owner of the vehicle.

“It led to one Adams Farouk who is a player of Aduana Stars Football Club. We went to Dormaa.

“Because of what happened they took the vehicle to Sunyani to change the doors and other things but we were able to retrieve it. Currently, the car is in the custody of the police.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist