An Adentan District Court has fined a driver’s mate GHS3,600 for exposing a child to danger. Nana reportedly picked up the victim from her mother when they reached their destination and got out. Nyarko placed the now-deceased victim near the vehicle, but the victim got lost and stood in front of the vehicle. The driver accidentally ran over while moving the vehicle. Nana Nyarko, who pleaded guilty to endangering a child, will serve a year in prison.
The court, presided over by Ms Sedinam Awo Balokah, also ordered him to pay compensation of GHS 5,000 to the deceased family. Prosecutors led by Chief Superintendent of Police Patience Mario reported that around 12:40 p.m. on March 4 last year, defendant Nana Nyarko was traveling as a passenger with Madina Ashale Botwe aboard a Hyundai Grace bus, registration number GR 5773-09 . Upon reaching Ashale Botwe Nanakrom, a female passenger, Regina Mangora, who was on board with her two-year-old daughter named Allu Akshita Koboasare, decided to get off at the bus stop.
Prosecutors said Madam Regina Mangoria gave Nyarko her child so she could come out. After picking up the child from her mother, prosecutors said Nyarko left the child on the ground near the parking lot.
Prosecutors said the child ran away and stood in front of the vehicle, and the driver ran her over. The prosecutor said the child sustained serious injuries and was taken to Pentecostal Hospital in Madina Estates, but she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The child’s body was said to have been taken to the police hospital morgue for safekeeping and an autopsy. The prosecutor said a duplicate of the file was forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office, where police were advised to charge Nyarko with the offense in order to appear in court.