Mohammed Hardi Tuferi, the Nanton representative to parliament, has acknowledged that he was speeding at the time of the March 31 collision while enroots to the legislature.
He described how he had left Parliament the evening of the crash
The MP described how he had left Parliament the evening of the crash to visit his wife and sick daughter at the International Maritime Hospital, but was quickly informed that Parliament would soon vote on the government’s new revenue tax bills. He hurried back to take part in the activity when the accident took place nearby the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Mr. Tuferi added during an interview with Eyewitness News on Citi FM, which ghentmultimedia.com was listening to, that although the crash was not fatal, he had a severe cut in his upper body that he didn’t realize until he arrived at Parliament.
“I didn’t even know blood was all over me, and I was going to enter the Chamber and was told I had blood on me and was taken to one of the washrooms where the nurses and some doctors in Parliament came and dressed me up.”
The other driver first brought up the matter of the MP’s speeding, claiming that it was because of their irresponsibility and driving that they collided.
On the Citi Morning Show on Monday, the driver, who gave only his first name as Kwabena, described how: “I work in Accra. I had closed from work and was on my way home. I normally use the GIJ route toward the Flagstaff house. Around 9:00 pm that faithful evening, I was on my way home as usual. When I got to the Absa clubhouse junction which is a T-junction. The MP was coming from the SDA church [side], and I was making a left turn to join the Independence Avenue road. Before I realised, the MP’s car ran into mine. He hit my passenger side. Witnesses can testify that the MP was speeding.”
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