A motorbike rider died on the spot after a bullion van knocked him over. The driver of the bullion van and two others with him were later treated and discharged.
Confirming the incident to the the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Obeng Dickson, Commander of the Hohoe Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) disclosed that the van, which belonged to Agate Dabot Company, was transferring money from Ho to the Hohoe Branch of the Fidelity Bank.
According to him, the driver, a cashier and a Police officer, were the occupants of the van with registration number GN 7144–17.
The Commander noted that the accident caused damages to boxes containing the cash with the impact forcing them to open and added that the occupants in an attempt to salvage the money were not successful because surrounding residents picked and called their friends to the scene.
He said information from the occupants of the bullion van revealed that they were travelling with an amount of about GH¢710,000.00 but were only able to retrieve GH¢218,232 after the incident.