The son of a top National Democratic Congress (NDC) woman in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, who was reportedly in a pornographic video that went viral on the social media some months ago, has allegedly killed two people.
Bright Antwi Julius was said to have knocked down the two people with a speeding Toyota vehicle, which killed them instantly near the Ahodwo Roundabout on Friday evening.
The deceased persons were identified as Bless Saahene, believed to be in her mid 20s and George Osei Yaw, popularly called Wofa – both workers of Golden Bean Hotel in Kumasi.
The accident Vehicle
They were said to have closed from work and were walking home when from nowhere Bright Antwi, who was said to be intoxicated, knocked them down with the speeding car from behind.
The suspect, whose mother, Ophelia Antwi Boasiako, is a top NDC member in-charge of the Ashanti Regional School Feeding Programme, was said to be driving without a licence, sources alleged.
In a typical hit-and-run fashion, the suspect purportedly fled into thin air after killing the two persons, but he was eventually apprehended by the police when he visited a hospital to seek medical treatment for some slight injuries that he sustained.
The suspect, who is currently in police grips, was said to be driving at top speed and in a dangerous fashion from the Adum direction and heading towards the Ahodwo Roundabout area around 10:30 pm.
The metal fence of a garage which the suspect’s car destroyed
He reportedly overtook a vehicle in front of him, thereby moving to the opposite lane and in an attempt to avert a possible head-on-collision with an oncoming vehicle, he veered his car to the shoulder of the road and killed the two in the process.
The speeding Toyota vehicle, registered AS 808-15, belongs to one Maame Yaa, Bright Antwi’s girlfriend, a source said. The car first hit Bless Saahene, whose skull got open after her head had crashed into a gutter, killing her instantly.
The speeding vehicle, an eyewitness claimed, then hit George Osei Yaw, throwing him over a metal fence of a garage on the roadside as he crashed through the side glass of a parked black pick-up car, ending his life.
Bright Antwi, who sustained minor hand injuries, then called his friend on telephone who swiftly arrived at the scene with another car to take him to the hospital for treatment, leaving the dead persons behind, the eyewitness asserted.
The police, upon getting wind of the hit-and-run action of Bright Antwi, alerted medical installations in the city which led to his arrest.
People in the area told DAILY GUIDE that they did not know what came over Bright to drive in such a dangerous manner.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi