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AMA taskforce discovers women of all ages, kids hidden in truck in attempt to escape lockdown


A unique taskforce from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) shaped to keep track of residents through the partial lockdown has intercepted about 20 ladies and 10 babies on a truck on Accra Substantial Road.

The staff uncovered the ladies, their small children and possessions on Tuesday early morning on the truck with registration variety GS-4677 17 during regimen patrols.

A person of the girls
who was on the truck advised Pleasure News’ JoyNews’ Piesie Nana Yaw Safo they had
preferred to leave Accra for Walewale on Saturday next President Akufo-Addo’s
announcement of a partial lockdown in Accra.

On the other hand, right after shelling out for their tickets, the bus which was meant to decide them up did not present. They invested the night time at the bus terminal.

On Sunday, whilst they stood stranded at the station at Odawna in Accra, they pleaded with driver of the truck, Fusseini Zibrim who was leaving Accra for Tamale just after delivering yam to traders.

At first, Zibrim refused to decide the stranded girls but gave in and allowed them on the truck.

He drove from Accra to Kumasi ahead of they were being found out by some armed forces officers and questioned to return to Accra for flouting the lockdown directive.

Head of Community Affairs for the AMA, Gilbert Ankrah states the Assembly is currently cooperating with the police on the way forward.

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