A dispatch rider who was part of an advanced team for the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has died in a fatal crash en route to Wa on Friday, August 6.
The deceased, identified as 45-year-old Chief Inspector Abednego Kakyire, died on the spot after his motorbike collided with a Nissan Sentra vehicle.
The driver of the Nissan Sentra with registration number GT 2173-21, is said to have been travelling from the Kumasi-Nkawkaw section of the Kumasi-Accra road.
In an attempt to overtake the articulated truck ahead of him crushed the motorbike, killing the rider instantly.
Two others who were occupants of the private vehicle were also injured and have been rushed to the hospital.
The team was headed to Wa to await the arrival of the Speaker, who has a scheduled program in the Upper West Region on Saturday, August 7.
Contrary to earlier reports that the Speaker may have been on board the vehicle, the Head of Public Affairs at Parliament Kate Addo said the Speaker was safe.
“We were told that it happened this morning when the convoy was on their way to Wa. As practice, there is always an advanced team that goes before the Speaker on any of his programs. Mr Speaker is here with us, he was not in any of the vehicles. It’s unfortunate that we have lost one of our riders but Mr Speaker is safe with us, here in Accra.
“The rider has been with us for 12 years so he has been one of the longest-serving convoy riders that we have. He is very experienced so its rather unfortunate that something like this has happened today,” she said.
The body of the deceased police officer has since been deposited at the Juaso mortuary.
Source: The Ghana Report