The Appellant appeared before the Circuit Court, Keta on 9th October, 2018 charged with the following offences:
1. Careless and Inconsiderate driving contrary to Section 3 of RTA 2004 Act 653 as Amended by Act 761/2008.
2. Negligently Causing Harm contrary to Section 72 of Act 29/60
The particulars of offences were that the Appellant on 12th October, 2018 at about 3:30 p.m. at Darkordzi on the Savietula-Anyinu motor road being the driver in charge of Opel Astra Taxi GT 4351 - S did fail to exercise due care and attention on the road to other road users.
He was further alleged to have negligently knocked down one Ahiaku Whoknows who sustained injuries resulting to his death. After the charge have been read to him, he pleaded guilty with explanation on all the two (2) counts.
The Court permitted him to give his explanation.
The Appellant's explanation was as follows:
“It is as presented by the Prosecution. It is unfortunate. This is because the victim swerved unnoticed from unseen side of the …