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 Soldier in court over pillion rider’s death

 The Kaneshie District Court has granted GH¢50,000.00 bail with two sureties to a soldier accused of operating an unregistered motorcycle without a license, and causing harm to pillion rider, resulting in her death.

Private Isaac Ayamga Adon­go, whose plea was not taken, appeared in court on a bench warrant and would re-appear on June 27.

He was charged with careless and inconsiderate riding, negli­gently causing harm to a pillion rider, riding a motorcycle with­out a licence, using a motorcycle without insurance, using a mo­torcycle without roadworthiness, using an unregistered motorcycle and failing to report the accident to the police.

Prosecuting, Police Sergeant Sandra Amakye told the court that Private Adongo is a soldier at the 64 Infantry Regiment, Burma Camp, Accra.

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She said that on September 10, 2023, at around 2pm, the accused, who did not have a licence, rode an unregistered motorcycle from Kantaman­to to Nungua, in Accra, with Augustine Ayinbila, 28, riding as a pillion.

Sgt Amakye said that when Private Adongo got to a section of the road at the Airport By-Pass, he grazed the median pavement, and he (Adongo) and Ayinbila fell from the motorcy­cle and suffered injuries.

Sgt Amakye said the accused failed to report the accident to police, rushed Ayinbila to the LEKMA Hospital for treatment, and he was pronounced dead by the Medical Officers on duty.

The prosecution told the court that a post-mortem report from the Police Hospital in Ac­cra, indicated that the cause of death was severe head injurie­sand blunt trauma.

The prosecution said police investigations revealed that the accused was riding the motorcy­cle without license, insurance, or a roadworthy certificate.

Sgt Amakye said that the ac­cused was charged provisionally to appear before court.

—GNA

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