The intervention of a Senior policeman saved renowned Economist Kwame Pianim from being prosecuted for road traffic offenses. According to the nar
The intervention of a Senior policeman saved renowned Economist Kwame Pianim from being prosecuted for road traffic offenses.
According to the narration, a junior officer who might have not known Mr. Pianim caused his arrest for doing 80 km/hr in a 60 km/hr speed limit on Accra -Takorida road.
“When I used to drive, I was on my way to Tarkoradi. The police stopped me after they pointed the speed detector laser gun at me. They said, I was doing 80 km/hr in a 60 km/hr speed limit, actually I was doing 100km/hr. The officer told me that I was going to be arraigned in court.
“I then told him that Sekondi was too far, so he should let me go to an Accra court. Then I saw his boss approaching and his face changing because he recognized me” Mr. Pianim recounted.
According to Mr.Pianim, the posture towards politically advantaged persons, he said, will not help in the quest to develop.
“He said, ” Hello Mr Pianim, how are you? ” and I responded that I was fine. He enquired where I was going then I told him I was on my way to Tarkoradi. I told him that with my offense, I would like to go to Accra for the court. He quickly interjected and said ‘Who said you are going to court?
He asked the Corporal if he arrested me and he responded no. The senior police officer then said I should have a safe trip,” he said.