On March 22, Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah attended the funeral of police dispatch rider, Lance Corporal Mustapha Mohammed, who died in the line of duty earlier that week. Mohammed was pursuing a Toyota Corolla vehicle on his motorbike from Ofankor, a suburb of Accra, when the vehicle hit him as he approached to slow it down. Mohammed fell and was subsequently dragged under a moving truck which killed him.
Mohammed had previously served as a dispatch rider assigned to Minister Nkrumah and had been part of the Rovers Unit. The Minister tweeted photos from the funeral ceremony in Kokoa near Sampa in the Bono Region and expressed his condolences, stating that it was “heart-wrenching to see a sweet soul like you treated with such cruelty.”
According to the Daily Guide newspaper, the driver of the Toyota vehicle fled the scene immediately after the incident. The police officer’s motorbike was badly damaged and his helmet was crushed by the truck, causing a head injury that led to his death. The tragic incident has led to an outpouring of grief and calls for justice for the fallen officer