Driver Bites Police Officer’s Finger In Attempt To Resist Arrest
A 24-year-old commercial driver, Ebenezer Nkoom, was found guilty of causing harm, unlawful harm, resisting arrest, and seven road traffic offenses.
He pleaded guilty to all 13 charges and was fined Gh¢14,400.00 by the Assin-Fosu District court or in default, will serve nine months in prison.
General Constable Samuel Ayamba and Police Woman Constable Sophia Essel from the Central North Regional Police Command of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) were the complainants in the case.
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They were detailed to manage traffic at the Assin-Fosu old market stretch of the highway when they spotted Nkoom, who was driving a Hyundai Atos Taxi with registration No. CR 1157-20, stopping at an undesignated place to pick up passengers.
When the officers approached him, he was adamant about continuing to pick up passengers from that spot until the police arrested all other drivers who did the same.
Later, when they tried to arrest him, he bit the finger of General Constable Ayamba, inflicting severe injuries on his hand, while resisting arrest.
He was eventually rearrested and charged with the offenses mentioned above.
The prosecutor revealed that Nkoom had failed to validate his driver’s license since Tuesday, February 1, 2022, was driving a commercial vehicle at an unauthorized age of 24, and was driving the vehicle without a spare tire, warning signals, fire extinguisher, and others.