Aduana Stars player, Farouk Adams, has been arrested for allegedly knocking a police officer down and leaving him to die.
The incident is said to have happened late Monday between Asuotiano and Asuhyiae in the Dormaa East District of the Bono Region.
The officer, Constable Amos Mattey of the Wamfie Police station, was alleged to have left his duty post to purchase something but never returned until he was found dead Tuesday morning in what appears to be a hit-and-run by a Red Toyota Camry with registration number GW 5882-17, driven by the Aduana Stars’ central defender.
Farouk Adams is currently in police custody.
The player, who won the NASCO Man of the Match award in week 16 of the Ghana Premier League match between Aduana Stars and Inter Allies at Dormaa, was driving from Sunyani back to Dormaa when the accident happened.
According to sources, the player alleged he knocked down a suspected animal that crossed the car upon which he stopped but found nothing.
The source said he alleged he later parked the car at a nearby fuel station where he called the car owner about the accident and proceeded to the Wamfie Polyclinic to attend to the injury he sustained.
He reportedly later went back to the accident scene with the car owner but again found nothing.
He then left for Dormaa in a different vehicle while a mechanic moved the other car to Sunyani on the orders of the actual owner, the source said.
Adams alleged it was his friend who later told him the incident had caused the death of one person.
He then reported it to the Dormaa Police station about 1:30 pm Tuesday and was subsequently arrested by the Wamfie Police.
A police source said they had information of an accident victim only to find the lifeless body of Constable Mattey by the road at the scene.
The body has been deposited at the Presby Hospital at Dormaa while investigations continue. – myjoyonline.com
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