Aduana Stars defender Farouk Adams has been granted Gh¢ 60,000 bail with four sureties after he re-appeared in the Berekum Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon.
The stalwart centre-back was remanded for two weeks by his Lordship Osei Kofi Amoako after he allegedly ran over and killed a police officer on March 1, 2021.
The former Black Stars ‘B’ guardsman was arrested and been charged on two counts – careless and inconsiderate driving and negligently causing harm.
The police officer, Constable Amos Maatey Niganoko of Wamfie Police Station, reportedly died on the spot and his body has since been deposited at the Dormaa Presby Hospital.
According to the police statement sighted by Citi Sports, Constable Maatey was on snap check duty with a certain Sgt. Ibrahim Karim and sought permission to go to town to buy mosquito repellant.
But after being gone for several hours, colleague officers tried to reach him to no avail. According to the statement, police were alerted to a lifeless body suspected to be an accident victim on the Asuotiano-Asuhyiae road around 7am on Tuesday.
When police officers got to the scene, they discovered that the body was that of Constable Maatey and investigations immediately commenced, leading to the arrest of the Aduana Stars center back.
The 31 year old joined Aduana Stars from Elmina Sharks in January 2018 on a two year deal and only recently extended his contract in January 2021 for a further year.