Female passenger forced off bus over ‘Dumso’ insults

AN argument between a tro-tro driver and a female passenger over the current load shedding exercise, led to the passenger being dropped at dawn on the Korle Bu Mortuary road.

The trouble ensued when the Accra Central-bound bus from Russia, reached the Mortuary Junction, and the lights suddenly went off in the area.

An eye-witness told The Ghanaian Times that the female passenger exploded with insults against President Mahama, alluding that the sudden black out was his making.

Angered by the woman’s utterances, the middle-aged driver asked her to stop, but that rather infuriated the woman, and she continued with the insults, disturbing everybody.

Unable to tolerate her unruly behaviour any longer, the driver stopped the vehicle and ordered her out at about 4:14 a.m., just near the mortuary.

Obviously frightened because of superstition about mortuaries and ghosts, coupled with the insecurity at the location, since the whole stretch was quiet, some of the passengers pleaded with the driver, but he did not budge.

The eye-witness, Madam Esther Kumi Anokye, who narrated the story to The Ghanaian Times, said everybody was taken aback, when the woman started raining insults on the President, over the power outage.

She said the driver warned the lady not to do politics on his vehicle, but the woman would not stop.

Another passenger, a male Nigerian, asked Ghanaians to respect the President.

“You people can only do this in Ghana. Even if you do not like him, accord him the necessary respect because he is your President,” he told the other passengers.

When Times followed up to the Russia Main lorry station to check the veracity of the story, one of the station officers who wanted to remain anonymous, confirmed that the driver, on his arrival the station, reported the incident to the Station Master.

By Castro Zangina-Tong     

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