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Funny Face remanded by Court after Kasoa road accident

March 27, 2024
Funny Face remanded by Court 

Benson Oduro Boateng, popularly known as Funny Face, a comedian, has been remanded into police custody following an alleged road where he reportedly knocked down a 50-year-old woman and two children at Kakraba Junction on the Nyanyano road.

Boateng appeared before the Kasoa Akweley Magistrate Court, facing charges of careless and inconsiderate driving, as well as two counts of negligently causing harm. His plea was not taken, and he is scheduled to reappear on April 9, 2024, before Magistrate Annie Adobor.

Prosecution, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Thomas Sarfo, informed the court that the case is still under investigation. None of the victims were present in court due to their injuries, with some admitted to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and a hospital in Kasoa.

According to the prosecution, the incident occurred on March 24, 2024, around 7:50 pm when Boateng, driving a Hyundai Atos Private car, allegedly knocked down pedestrian Theresah Quaicoe and her two children, Elizabeth Turkson (5 years old) and Robi Turkson (1 year old), as they attempted to cross the road at Kakraba junction on the Kasoa Nyanyano road.

As a result of the collision, Boateng lost control of the steering wheel and collided head-on with a motorbike ridden by Sam Francis Kwesi Bible and a pillion rider, Nicholas Ashong, with registration number M-18-GR 1976.

The victims, Theresah Quaicoe, Elizabeth Turkson, and Nicholas Ashong, were referred to various hospitals for treatment. Quaicoe and Turkson were sent to Korle-Bu Hospital in , while Ashong was initially referred to Ridge Hospital but returned to Kasoa Community Clinic due to a shortage of beds.

The case remains under investigation by the prosecution.

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