Taxi Driver Who Sped Off With Police In Bonnet Jailed 2 Years
The Koforidua Circuit Court B has sentenced Mr Daniel Ofori, the taxi driver, who drove a Police officer on his bonnet for 300 metres, to two years imprisonment. 37 year old Daniel Ofori was convicted to serve six months on count 1 for dangerous driving contrary to Section 1 of Road Traffic Act, 683, and also convicted to serve 24
months on count 2 for also resisting arrest contrary to Section 226 (1A) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, and (Act 29). Both sentences will also run concurrently. The court presided over by Her Ladyship Mercy Addei Kotei, also withdrew his driver’s license for five 5 years. The incident, which caused Mr. Ofori’s troubles happened on
February 28, 2020. In a widely circulated video on social media, Mr. Ofori was seen in the taxi on top speed with a police officer holding onto his bonnet and briefing the court, the prosecutor, Inspector Geshon Dafeamekpor, said the taxi driver, who was being monitored by the Police MTTD for other road traffic infractions was also
spotted at the Galloway traffic and ordered to park, but he also refused and drove away with Sergeant Asante Peprah who then jumped on the bonnet in an attempt to avoid being ran over by the taxi driver. Daniel Ofori was however forced to stop after another driver blocked his path, leading to his arrest. DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, who
speaks for the police in the Eastern Region believes this sentencing will serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrant drivers. This is a warning to other drivers, especially the recalcitrant ones whose attitude and demeanour on the road is repugnant not only to road traffic users and law enforcement officers but even to pedestrians.