A motorbike rider, Joshua Kumessa, and his pillion rider, Eugene Darko, have been sentenced by the Kaneshie District Court for failing to wear crash helmets.
Kumessa faced additional charges for using the motorbike without insurance and riding without a license.
Both Kumessa and Darko admitted to the offenses, leading to their respective sentences. Kumessa, the motorbike rider, received a fine of 50 penalty units (equivalent to GHC600.00), while Darko, the pillion rider, was fined 25 penalty units (equivalent to GHC300.00).
Failure to pay the fines would result in Kumessa facing five weeks of imprisonment, and Darko would be imprisoned for two weeks.
The charges stemmed from an incident on January 14, 2024, when Kumessa was riding a Royal Motorbike without a crash helmet, insurance certificate, and a rider’s license.
The police intercepted Kumessa and Darko during a patrol near the Opebia traffic intersection. After inspection, it was revealed that both were not wearing crash helmets, leading to their arrest and subsequent legal proceedings.