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Accident saga: LilWin to face imprisonment or fine – Martin Kpebu analyzes police charges

Private legal practitioner Martin Kpebu has provided a detailed analysis of the charges brought against actor LilWin by the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service.

The police have accused the Kumawood actor of dangerous driving and negligently causing harm in an accident that resulted in the death of three-year-old Tawiah Ampomah.

Kpebu clarified that if found guilty, LilWin could face imprisonment or a fine as a penalty for the charges.

He noted that based on how previous accident cases were managed, it is more common for offenders to receive fines rather than prison sentences.

“In terms of penalties, imprisonment is possible, but fines are typically imposed. However, in particularly severe cases, imprisonment can occur, and it can be up to five years,” Kpebu explained during an interview with Joy FM.

The lawyer suggested that considering the loss of life, jail terms should be seriously considered as a punishment for road accidents.

“We don’t often charge them with manslaughter. So, is it reckless, dangerous driving, etc.? Yes. Over the past decade, more than 2000 people have died annually in road accidents. Yet, we don’t see drivers being imprisoned for years.”

Meanwhile, LilWin was taken into police custody on Monday, June 3, 2024, following his discharge from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. He has subsequently been granted bail worth GH¢50,000 with the case adjourned to June 27, 2024.

About the Accident

The accident involving actor LilWin occurred on May 25, 2024, in front of Grace Baptist Church in Amakom, Kumasi. LilWin’s Benz collided head-on with another vehicle, resulting in injuries to some passengers and causing the death of a 3-year-old boy.

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All injured parties, including LilWin, were promptly transported to the Accident and Emergency Unit of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Despite sustaining injuries, the actor made a resilient appearance at the premiere of his new movie, “A Country Called Ghana,” at the KNUST CCB Auditorium later that day.

LilWin’s management, following the development, pledged their full support to the bereaved family following the tragic loss of the child.

 

Source: Ghanaweb

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