Baby crushed to death by taxi-cab

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A one-year-old baby was crushed to death by a taxi-cab at Asokore, a suburb of Koforidua, at the weekend. 

The badly mutilated body of the child, Alex Adjei, has been buried while the driver, Samuel Adu, 25, who was arrested after the incident, has been granted bail pending further investigations.

According to the Eastern Regional Commander of the Police Motor Traffic Transport Unit (MTTU), Chief Superintendent Samuel Tetteh, on that fateful day, Adu, who was driving the taxi-cab, a Nissan Almera with registration number ER 11O3-12, after dropping off a passenger in a house near Asokore, decided to reverse into the main road.

He said in the process, the vehicle ran over the child who had crawled under it.

The Regional MTTU Commander advised drivers, particularly taxi-cab drivers, to be extra careful to avert such calamities.

When the Daily Graphic visited the house, a neighbour confirmed the story and said the grief-stricken parents of the deceased, Mr Isaac Adjei and Ms Sheila Mensah, were not at home.

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