Vehicle With Boxes Of  Bullets In Accident At Okponglo

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There was a motor accident at Okponglo on the Legon/Madina Highway in Accra involving a vehicle said to be fully loaded with boxes of bullets.

It is not clear, who is the owner of the ammunition and what they were meant for, but there are suspicion that the car was been driven by armed robbers.

It is also unclear, where they were transporting the bullets from, and their final destination.

However, The Herald investigations have established that the Black Nissan Navara Pick-Up is owned by one Mike Kwayie, who sometimes go by the name Francis, and uses 0246636066 as his phone number.

According to reports, the vehicle with registration number GS 6120-09, also knocked down a hawker on the street before landing in a gutter.The hawker is said to be badly injured and has been sent to the 37 Hospital in Accra.

According to an eyewitness report, the driver in an attempt to flaunt traffic rules, veered off  his lane and knocked down the hawker, who sells newspapers.

The owner of the vehicle is believed to be a resident of Madina with his house number vaguely provided as MD 31/12 Madina.

His postal address has been captured by The Herald as Box 3137 Mamprobi- Accra.

The vehicle’s chassis number is JNICPUD22U0070812.

The Legon police, is said to have debunked claims by traders that the hawker is dead, but eye witnesses say that there was little chance that the victim is still alive.

Parts of the car, has been damaged and the driver and its occupants are currently in police custody.

But late yesterday, the Legon Police,  debunked claims that the driver was an armed robber.

According to the police, the driver has been authorized to supply bullet cartridges to hunters.

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Radio Universe based on University of Ghana Campus, quoted some unnamed officials at the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) Department of the Legon Police Station, as having cleared the driver and his colleagues of allegations that they were armed robbers who were speeding to escape police arrest when the accident happened.

The police mentioned further that they were not readily informed of the state of the hawker, with regards to whether he was dead or alive.

As at press time, the driver of the Nissan pickup was also at the Legon Police Station, waiting to give his statement to the police.

It is, however, unclear if this is the regular means of transporting weapons and ammunition in the country without any security escorts.

It also unclear, if vehicles carrying ammunitions are authorized to flout road traffic regulations. The owner of the ammunition is not yet known.

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