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#WAI: Two women to spend one week in cells over traffic infractions

Two women who were arrested on the GIMPA Link road today, Wednesday but engaged in heated exchanges with the Police have been remanded to one week in Police custody.

Priscilla Okyere and Clara Wontumi were charged on 9 counts including fleeing or attempting to elude a public officer, resisting arrest, use of abusive language, driving on the shoulders of the road, causing danger to other users, careless and inconsiderate driving.

They will be in police custody for one week after which they will appear before the La District Magistrate Court for their punishment.

According to her, she would have been the Magistrate to sit on her own case as the incident occurred within her jurisdiction.

She, however, did not throw her weight about nor use intemperate language in engaging the police.

She added that she rather pleaded with the police to help her emboss the stickers as she is not good at doing so.

With this example, she remanded the two ladies who while in court insisted that their conduct was as a result of how the Police spoke to them.

‘Merciful’ judge frees errant driver
The Magistrate at the La District Magistrate Court on Wednesday freed a driver who was arrested for breaking road traffic laws on the Legon-GIMPA Link road as part of Citi TV’s ongoing War Against Indiscipline.

The culprit, a woman, who was put in court for driving on the shoulder of the road was in court with her husband as she pleaded guilty to charges proffered against her in court.

The magistrate, Her Worship Juliet Osei Doudu, after educating the culprit on why she was wrong, surprised everyone by letting the accused go scot-free.


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