John Agbeli, 56, a driver of the Ho West District Assembly, has been remanded into prison custody by a Ho Circuit Court for dangerous driving and negligently causing harm.
He is to reappear in court on March 16, 2020.
Police Inspector Stephen Atidzon told the court presided by Mr Felix Datsomor that accused is the Yard Foreman in-charge, Revenue Taskforce of the Ho West District Assembly, and also a driver of the assembly.
He said on January 22, 2020, at about 1030 hours, the accused, who was driving the assembly’s Nissan pick-up with registration No. GN-4246-15 with five other co-workers on board, went to undertake businesses permit inspection and tax collection exercise in the district.
The prosecution said the taskforce went to the shop of Carl Wisdom Darkey, now deceased, and demanded his business permit and income tax due the assembly, at Dzolo-Gborgame.
Insp Atidzon said the deceased could not meet all the demands of the taskforce, necessitating the locking up of his shop.
He said the deceased, who was not happy with the team’s action, jumped onto the bonnet of the vehicle in a bid to prevent them from driving the vehicle away.
The action of the deceased attracted onlookers, who allegedly attempted assaulting the revenue officers with sticks.
Insp Atidzon said the driver in attempt to escape the action of the mob, moved the vehicle, causing the deceased to fall off the bonnet and he was run over and killed instantly.
He said, however, that the charges were preliminary, as a docket on the case was being prepared to be sent to the Attorney General’s Department for advice. – GNA