Nkawie Circuit Court presided over by Mr Johnson Abbey has remanded into prison custody Okoh Pinehas Chartey, who was driver in-charge of the vehicle that caused the death of the hiplife artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, alias Ebony.
Chartey was driving the Jeep car with registration number AS-497-16, which was involved in the accident that claimed the lives of the hiplife songstress and three others, on the spot between Nyamebekyere and Nsuta on the Sunyani-Kumasi highway, on February 08, 2018.
Chartey pleaded not guilty to the charges of dangerous driving and driving without license and would reappear before the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey on March 24, this year.
According to Police Chief Inspector Jonas Newlove Agyei the accused person was driving ‘Ebony’ 20, Franklina Maame Yaa Nkansah 27, and Lance Corporal Vondee Atsu Francis 29, from Sunyani to Accra on that day.
He said when Okoh got to the spot around 11:45pm where there was a heap of sand on his lane.
The prosecution said, Okoh veered off to the other lane to shun running into the sand but ran into some railings at the edge of the road killing the three occupants of the vehicle.
The prosecution said Okoh sustained injuries and was hurried to the Bechem Government Hospital for treatment. Chief Inspector Agyei said investigations revealed that Okoh’s driving license had expired on August 28, 2015, about three years before the accident.
According to the prosecution upon an advice from the Attorney General’s Office, the accused was charged and brought before the court.