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Carpenter whose 5 daughters were killed by trailer truck cries for justice

A 49-year-old carpenter has cried about the inability to get justice for his five daughters who he said were killed by a trailer truck.

File photo: Trailer truck

The traumatised man told JoyNews that it has been five years since he lost his five children, who were between the ages of eleven and fourteen, run over by an unknown trailer truck in the Central Region's Assin Kyekyere when they were doing errands for their teacher.

He lamented that he has been moving from one office to another seeking justice for his deceased children but his efforts have not yielded any result.

“It has been five since I have tried to get justice for my girls, yet no one appears to be interested,” he is quoted to have said.

He recounted that he was simply called to be informed that his girls had been run down, which resulted in their immediate death. He added that the truck that killed them was tolled from the scene and that there hasn't been any sign of it since, saying that all efforts to hold the driver accountable have failed.

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The carpenter took advantage of the chance to request assistance from the government to find and prosecute perpetrators.

The poor father made these remarks when he joined “Accident Victims Support Ghana”, a group of persons who have also been denied justice and are victims of traffic accidents.

Rev. Cyril Crabbe, the non-governmental organization's founder, requested funding to assist accident victims.

“People will repair their cars but how about repairing human beings, how about making sure somebody who never paid to be in such a position now finds himself there? The driver could be free but what about the victim,” he quizzed.

It is unclear if the matter was reported to the police and what their investigation revealed.

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