For illegally using strobe lights and sirens, a popular Ghanaian pastor, Bishop Daniel Obinim and his driver, Eric Kofi Agyeman have been fined GHC 1,200 (N78,568.58).
Ghana Police Service in a statement published on its Facebook page, said, the Akropong Magistrate Court ordered the fine on Wednesday after they were charged before it.
Obimim, who is the head pastor of the International God’s Way Church, was said to have fitted strobe lights and siren on his Toyota Landcruiser contrary to road traffic regulations 74 (1) of Road Traffic Regulation 2012 LI 2180 of Ghana.
Part of the police statement read, “Police investigation upon a review of the video footage led to the arrest of the driver Eric Kofi Agyeman and the owner of the vehicle, Bishop Daniel Obinim.
“The driver and the owner of the vehicle were put before the Akropong Magistrate Court today and were fined to pay an amount of One Thousand Two Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 1,200.00).
“Further, the court ordered them to remove all unapproved strobe lights and sirens on the vehicle. Under the supervision of the Police, the strobe lights and sirens were removed and same retained by the Police.”