Policeman escapes attack after allegedly causing death of a motorcycle rider
About 150 aggrieved youth besieged the Achimota Hospital in search of a policeman who reportedly caused the death of a motorbike rider.
The youth reportedly pelted stones, damaging the windscreens of two police vehicles and other hospital equipment on Wednesday, July 28.
Their frustration and anger were because a policeman whose identity is yet to be made public pursued a rider of an unregistered motorcycle who refused to stop.
The incident occurred at about 12:20 pm at the Neoplan station near Achimota.
A statement from the police explained that the rider was signalled by the cop to stop but he refused to do so.
This led to a wild chase, and he ended up under a JAC truck on the Achimota-Ofankor Highway in Accra.
The moving truck ran over him, but some rescuers managed to pull him out.
However, he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Achimota Government Hospital.
Infuriated, the youth sort to avenge the death of the rider, hence the attack.
“The police officer was subsequently attacked by a mob but was timely rescued.
“The police officer sustained injuries from the mob attack and is still receiving treatment at the hospital,” the police release added.
Subsequently, an investigation has been launched into the matter.