The newly appointed Deputy Managing Director for the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited, Mr. Moses Asem has been arrested for using a siren in his V8 to beat traffic on the Dawenya highway.
Mr. Asem who is a former District Chief Executive (DCE) for North Tongu was arrested with 29 other errant drivers today, Saturday 29th June 2019 in the partnered exercise of the Ghana Police dubbed “war against indiscipline” on highways and roads.
He was also found driving without driving license aside using siren in his V8 vehicle which according to the Ghana Police, it is an offense for civilians to use such gadget in their vehicles other than ambulances and security vehicles.
In his defense however, he told the Police personnel operating on the road that he had clearance from National Security although he was unable to provide evidence to that effect.
He pleaded with the Police to let him go with the explanation that he had the donations to a funeral he was attending on him hence his use of siren to beat traffic to arrive on time but the Police seem not be bothered.
The Deputy BOST Managing Director was given the position 3 months ago; thus Mr. Moses Asem and many of the drivers arrested were on their ways to funerals.
The Dawenya highway has been prone to jams largely due to the heavy volumes of traffic on the international road.
Drivers have resorted to using the shoulders of the road while influential ones like Mr. Moses Asem use their sirens to maneuver their way through.
However, a public relations officer at the Ghana Police Headquarters, ASP Simon Tenkuu said the service is bent on enforcing traffic laws on the road to ensure free flow of traffic on that stretch.
The War Against Indiscipline campaign is a Citi TV initiative supported by Citi FM.
The Police Service has partnered the sister stations to forestall sanity on the roads.
Several errant drivers arrested in the last few weeks for breaking traffic regulations have been arraigned and charged between GHc600 and GHc1000.
The campaign is likely to hit a road near you and your failure to abide by the road traffic code will see you slapped with court fines as today’s culprits will be put before the Ashiaman Motor court on Monday.
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