Christmas is known to be a festivity that claims more lives on the roads for the reasons of traveling that is mainly done on such occasions by celebrators.
For this reason, Ghanaians are always cautioned by the roads authority to be very conscious when walking by the roadsides as pedestrians or traveling by means of any transport.
A 17-year-old Kofi Tsibu, yesterday, Thursday 17 December, 2020, was struck by an unknown driver in the Assin Sibinso, in the Assin South District, in the Central Region.
Kofi Tsibu, a Junior High School (JHS) form 2 student, who lives with his step father in the Assin Sibinso community, encountered his untimely death after returning from his sister’s house.
On Thursday afternoon, Kofi’s elderly sister, Owusuwaa, informed him to come to her house and take his supper as he usually do any other day.
The Assemblyman of the area, Mr. Jonathan Birikorang narrated that, after Kofi was returning from his sister’s place, he was struck by unknown truck driver, which was said to be on top speed, causing Kofi’s death instantly.
After hitting the poor boy who was walking by the roadside as a pedestrian, the driver took off without stopping. This incident occurred at about 7 p.m. in the evening.
Later on the following morning, the Assemblyman of the area, reported the incident to the Assin South Police Command, for investigation on arrest of the unidentified driver.
The body of the deceased, Kofi Tsibu, has so far been deposited at the Abura Dunkwa District Hospital for investigation.