The convoy of the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagin has been involved in an accident that occurred around 9 AM today at Juaso in the Asante Akim South Municipality of the Ashanti region
His dispatch rider, Chief Inspector Kaakyire Abednego has been confirmed dead; the Speaker and other members in the motorcade however escaped unscathed.
Eyewitnesses say the dispatch rider ran into a Toyota Corolla salon car which had refused to give way despite the warnings from the sirens.
An eyewitness said the dispatch rider after colliding with the salon car veered off the road and crashed into a stationary articulated truck; the motorbike and the truck both caught fire immediately, killing the police officer in the process.
The Speaker was reportedly on his way to Wa in the Upper West Region for an official assignment when the accident occurred.