Tipper truck crashed Police officer to death in Tamale
A police officer, General/ L/Cpl Yenukwa Francis, has met his
untimely death after a tipper truck with registration number
NR 164-18 crashed him to death in Tamale.
This sad incident occurred around 6:00pm on Thursday evening
at Choggu around Tamale Technical University junction while
he was returning from work.
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Reports indicate the speeding tipper truck driver hit him after
he alighted from a tricycle, locally known as Yellow Yellow,
killing him instantly. Constable Abigail Ofori Brago, who
spoke on behalf of the regional police spokesperson, said,
their men quickly rushed to the scene after they received the news.
Upon their arrival, the officer had already passed on with the suspect,
27-year-old Shaibu Alhassan nowhere to be found over fear of
The vehicle was impounded for examination and the driver later
reported himself to the police in the region and he was detained.
Meanwhile, the suspect, who was arraigned before the
Tamale Magistrate court, has been granted bail with investigations
ongoing. The body has since been deposited at the
Tamale Teaching Hospital morgue and the family informed.