The policeman who was knocked down by a commercial minibus (trotro) driver on Friday morning around the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra has been confirmed dead.
Identified as Sergeant Moses Appiah, he was pronounced dead at the 37 Military Hospital, the Daily Graphic reported.
The incident happened around 10 am and within minutes after the injured policeman who was with the Madina Unit of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD), was taken to the hospital, he was pronounced dead.
The body has since been deposited at the Police Hospital in Accra.
The culprit commercial bus driver and his conductor are on the run and the police have mounted a search for them as part of investigations.
According to an eyewitness, the driver sped off after the police had issued a directive for him to stop.
One eyewitness, Lawrence Asante told Citi News there was some misunderstanding between the officer and the driver.
“I was in a car from Madina going to Spintex. There was a misunderstanding going on between the police officer and the driver. We were in the trotro but we didn’t know what was going on. Then we noticed the police car started chasing the trotro. He was able to cross the trotro.”
“So when they stopped, the policeman wanted to enter the trotro by force. So when he tried to open the door, the driver moved the trotro. When he did that, he ran over the policeman. So he moved forward a little and got down and ran away. It was a civilian that moved the police van and took the policeman away,” he narrated.