The La Magistrate Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr. Stephen Amoah after he failed to appear before the court for flouting road traffic regulations.

A bench warrant was also issued to Samuel Anim, another offender who also failed to appear before the court.

The MP and some 6 others were arraigned before the court on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, after being arrested on Tuesday between 1600 and 1830 hrs when police mounted operation around Airport By-pass to check Toyota Land cruiser V8 drivers disregarding road traffic regulations.

Five of the suspect drivers appeared before the court where four, namely; Dominic Atuahene-Ababio, Daniel Boateng, Emmanuel Kofi Ofori and Joseph Brown were sentenced to pay a fine of One Thousand, Eight Hundred Cedes (GHC 1, 800.00) each or in default serve three (3) months prison terms. All four convicted drivers paid their fines.

Driver, Thomas Atinga, was convicted to sign a bond to be of good behavior for three (3) months or in default serve a three (3) months prison term.

A statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs Unit of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori said the “Police Administration has directed all Police formations throughout the country to damp down on recalcitrant drivers especially those who drive V8 vehicles. They are cautioned to stop flouting Road Traffic Regulations or face the full rigour of the law if arrested.”

“We are determined to enforce the laws of the country and therefore urge the public to support us in this endeavour,” it added.