NPP Parliamentary aspirant in Savannah Region and two others die in an accident
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Yapei-Kusawgu constituency in the Savannah Region, Abu Kamara and two others have lost their lives in a gory accident.
The incident occurred at Datoyili around 10pm on Friday night when the parliamentary nominee and others were traveling.
The vehicle they were travelling with was reportedly crashed into an articulated truck which led the 45 year old parliamentary aspirant to die on a spot.
The Tamale Divisional Police Crime Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Mike Omari Boakye who confirmed the accident identified the two other people who died along with the NPP aspirant as Joshua Kotochi, 28, and Awal Adam,31 all natives of Yapei.
Abu Kamara and the others were on board in Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number GE-180-17.
They were from Yapei heading towards Tamale when a DAF articulated truck with registration number AS 3459-13 from the opposite direction from Tamale to Buipe veered off its lane and collided with the Toyota Highlander, according to the police.
The Toyota Highlander was being driven by Fuseini Kotochi who is in a critical condition at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
They were pronounced dead on arrival at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) where they were rushed for medical care.
Their bodies have been deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital awaiting autopsy.
According to the police, the driver of the DAF articulated truck, Abass Mohammed, 32 and a native of Prang in the Bono East region is in police custody.
In a short statement, the leadership of the NPP in the Savannah Region announced the death of the parliamentary candidate and the two other people and wished them farewell.
“With a heavy heart, the Savannah Regional NPP and the party at large announce the unfortunate demise of our Parliamentary Candidate for the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency, Abu Kamara. He died with an aide, Majeed Kotochi (Young Chief) and another occupant in an unfortunate accident at the Datoyili police barrier. May their Souls Rest In Peace. Amen.”
Mr Kamara was hoping to unseat John Jinapor who is the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and seeking re-election in the Yapei-Kasawgu area.