Former Ambassador Dr Ankamah killed in car accident

Former Ghana’s Ambassador to India under President Dr. Hilla Limann’s administration, Tuesday evening met his untimely death, when he was knocked down by a policeman, who was driving his private car in Sunyani.

Dr. Sylvester Ankamah, the deceased, a lawyer, according to eyewitness account, was knocked down by a Renault saloon car with registration number GT 1223 – 11, being driving by Sergeant Alfred Owusu, when he (Dr Ankamah) attempted to cross the road to buy medicine at the Sunyani Municipal Assembly area.

Briefing the media, Chief Inspector Kingsley Oppong, Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, said Sgt Owusu attempted to save the late ambassador, but failed and knocked him by the fender of his car.

The Police PRO said the deceased, who suffered cut and bruises, was rushed to the Regional Hospital in Sunyani, but died yesterday morning on admission.

Chief Insp Oppong said Sgt Owusu has been detained by the police to assist in investigations, and the body of the late Dr Ankamah has been deposited at the Regional Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile court proceedings at the Sunyani High Court and other courts in the municipality were temporary brought to a halt in honour of the late Dr. Ankamah, aged 83, who was a member of the Ghana Bar Association.

FROM DANIEL DZIRASAH, SUNYANI

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