Edmund Nyamekye, the District Commander for Offinso Divisional Motor Transport Traffic Department (MTTD), has revealed that the driver of the mini-bus transporting the young footballers who were tangled in the bus accident that claimed the lives of 8 players will be charged for overloading.
According to the Edmund Nyamekye investigations executed shows that the car was alleged to accommodate 12 passengers but the driver picked 36 passengers and was also overspeeding which caused the misfortune.
The accident which involved players of the Africa Vision Soccer Academy were returning to Offinso after a registration workout at Afrancho where the mini-bus was involved in the accident.
The players aged between 12 and 15 died in the Ashanti Region after the driver of the bus carrying players of Africa Vision Soccer Academy lost control and the car plunged into the Offinso river on Saturday.
“The driver is currently responding to treatment and will be charged when he recovers. Instead of 12 passengers, he picked 36 passengers in the car”, DSP Edmund Nyamekye stated in an interview on Happy FM.
“We are carrying out investigations into the matter to check on the license and other details of the driver”
“We are monitoring the health of the driver and immediately they recover we are going to charge him”, he said.