Dompoase accident driver handed one-year prison sentence, slapped with GHC 17,280 fine

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The driver of the Hyundai bus number GN 3780-10, who survived the fatal accident on the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway, Mark Kofi Mireku, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment on 34 counts each of dangerous driving, to run concurrently.

He has also been slapped with a GHC 17,280.00 fine or in default serve 12-years on 18 counts each of negligently causing harm.

He was sentenced on the above-stated charges on 8th June 2020 by the Circuit Court, Cape Coast.

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Additionally, the court banned him from operating as a commercial driver for life.

Charges of manslaughter are pending against the convict at the High Court.

The accident at Dompoase on the midnight of January 14, 2020, claimed 34 lives and leftover 50 others injured.

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Source: universnewsroom.com

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Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.
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