Rawlings: Suspicious Motorway Incidents Cause For Concern

…As accident victim is found with gunshot wound

President Rawlings and the police inspecting the victim`s damaged vehicle
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Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has expressed concern over a spate of suspicious incidents on the Tema motorway and called on the police to apply all their expertise to help get to the bottom of these occurrences.

President Rawlings made the call when he visited the Airport Police Station in Accra last Friday, following the discovery of a gunshot wound on a young man whose car crashed on the motorway on Sunday, January 2.

It also comes in the wake of two incidents involving the former President’s spokesperson and NDC Deputy General Secretary, Kofi Adams and prior to that the former President’s driver who was involved in another incident on the same highway.

Last November Adams was repeatedly crossed on the motorway at high speed by another vehicle, forcing him to eventually crush his car into the shrubbery on the edge of the motorway.

The former President said if there were people out there with ulterior motives no one was safe. He enjoined the security agencies to do more to unravel these incidents before it becomes a dangerous new local culture.

In the latest incident, Yakah Richard, believed to be in his 30s was found dead when his Toyota Highlander sports utility vehicle violently skidded off the motorway and crashed into a ditch.

But it was only when his body was deposited at the 37 Military Hospital morgue that pathologists there noticed a bullet wound. The shot had run through his chest and exited through his back.

The Commanding Officer of the Airport District Police, Chief Superintendent Fosu Arkaah told President Rawlings that a pistol was retrieved from the deceased’s car. He confirmed that investigations were ongoing, saying efforts were being made to contact the first person who arrived on the accident scene to give a witness report.

The former President had earlier visited the 37 Military hospital morgue where he was shown the body of the victim.

Visit Former President Rawlings’ blog site – http://jjrawlings.wordpress.com/