Police dispatch rider dies after falling off motorbike

A police dispatch rider with the Ashanti regional Motor Transport and Traffic Department of the Ghana Police Service died instantly after falling off his motorbike when it hit a pothole.

33 year old Corporal Kwaku Duah who hailed from Asante Mampong was returning from Tweapease in the Amansie Central District with the Ashanti Regional Minister on Thursday.

The regional minster, Peter Anarfi Mensah was in the area to cut the sod for the opening of a new health center, two years after the only health center in the area was gutted by fire.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (ARCC), the rider was trying to ward off vehicles to ease traffic to allow the Minister’s convoy.

Narrating his side of the story, the Ashanti regional Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti region, Clement Kigeri said the rider in the process bumped into a pothole when he tried to stop an Urvan bus that was blocking their way.

Mr. Kigeri added that the rider hit his head on the ground and was bleeding profusely. He was then put into the Minister’s vehicle and was rushed to the Anhwia-Nkwanta hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mr Anarfi Mensah, Regional Minister who was proceeding to the Ejura-Sekyedomase Municipality to attend another function, suspended his trip.

Meanwhile the Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander of the MTTD, ASP Charles Ahiamale said his outfit received the death of Corporal Duah as a shock.

He described the deceased as calm and a respectful young man who was loyal to the service. ASP Ahiamale disclose that police was preparing to meet the deceased’s family officially to announce his death to them. Some of his colleague riders also described him as hardworking.

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His body has since being deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital(KATH) morgue awaiting autopsy.

By Ibrahim Abubakar|3news.com|Ghana