Deputy BOST MD arrested …for abusing siren, driving without a license


The not-too-long-ago appointed Deputy Managing Director of the Bulk Oil and Storage Transportation (BOST), Moses Mensah Assem has been arrested for using a siren in his V8 to beat traffic on the Dawenya highway.

Mr. Asem who is a former District Chief Executive (DCE) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, was arrested with 29 other errant drivers last week Saturday.

He also did not have a license.

In his defense however, he told the Police he had clearance from National Security although he was unable to provide evidence to that effect.

He pleaded with the Police to let him go with the excuse that he had the donations to a funeral he was attending on him hence his use of siren to beat traffic.

The Deputy BOST MD was given the position a few months ago.

Moses Assem and many of the drivers arrested were enroute to funerals.

The Dawenya highway has been prone to jams largely due to the heavy volumes of traffic on the international road.

Drivers have resorted to using the shoulders of the road while influential ones like Moses Assem use their sirens to maneuver their way through.

However, a public relations officer at the Ghana Police Headquarters, ASP Simon Tenkuu said the service is bent on enforcing traffic laws on the road to ensure free flow of traffic on that stretch.

The War Against Indiscipline campaign is a Citi TV initiative supported by Citi FM.

The Police Service has partnered the sister stations to forestall sanity on the roads.

Several errant drivers arrested in the last few weeks for breaking traffic regulations have been arraigned and charged between GHc600 and GHc1000.

The campaign is likely to hit a road near you and your failure to abide by the road traffic code will see you slapped with court fines as today’s culprits will be put before the Ashiaman Motor court today.


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