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New Train Accident: Truck driver jailed six months with hard labour

Abel Dzidotor, the driver allegedly responsible for the recent train accident on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line, has been sentenced to a six-month jail term with hard labour.

This follows his admission of guilt to three out of the four charges leveled against him in court.

Benjamin Aklama, Dzidotor pleaded guilty to charges including inconsiderate driving, unauthorized stopping, and causing lawful damage. For careless and inconsiderate driving, he received a sentence of 100 penalty units, equivalent to a potential 20-month prison term if unpaid. Additionally, for unauthorized stopping, Dzidotor was sentenced to 20 penalty units, or a five-month jail term if not paid.

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Moreover, for causing lawful damage, he received a six-month sentence in hard labour.

However, Dzidotor contested the fourth charge of failing to produce a driver’s license, claiming that it was within the damaged vehicle.

He has been instructed to present the license to the court by May 9, 2024, to avoid potential consequences.

The Ghana Police Service arrested Dzidotor following the accident involving the newly imported train from Poland during a test run.

Abel Dzidotor, the driver allegedly responsible for the recent train accident on the Tema-Mpakadan railway line, has been sentenced to a six-month jail term with hard labour.

This follows his admission of guilt to three out of the four charges leveled against him in court.

Benjamin Aklama, Dzidotor pleaded guilty to charges including inconsiderate driving, unauthorized stopping, and causing lawful damage. For careless and inconsiderate driving, he received a sentence of 100 penalty units, equivalent to a potential 20-month prison term if unpaid. Additionally, for unauthorized stopping, Dzidotor was sentenced to 20 penalty units, or a five-month jail term if not paid.

Moreover, for causing lawful damage, he received a six-month sentence in hard labour.

However, Dzidotor contested the fourth charge of failing to produce a driver’s license, claiming that it was within the damaged vehicle.

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He has been instructed to present the license to the court by May 9, 2024, to avoid potential consequences.

The Ghana Police Service arrested Dzidotor following the accident involving the newly imported train from Poland during a test run.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Dzidotor left the Hyundai truck with registration number GS 9018 – 20 unattended on the railway line, resulting in a collision with the train. The accident occurred as Dzidotor attempted to deliver cement blocks, and the truck

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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