On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, a Sekondi-Takoradi-based Bolt driver, thought to be a navy officer, was set ablaze by some unknown passengers who are presently on the run.
The driver, whose identity has been withheld for security reasons, suffered burns to his face and other areas of his body when passengers poured gasoline on him and set him on fire in Bakano, Sekondi.
According to Edmund Kweku Appiah, a colleague Bolt driver who got on the scene and spoke to Kwame Malcolm, host of Radio 360’s main morning show Y3nsom, the burns are so serious that his colleague may not live.
“When I arrived there he was so burnt and he said they poured petrol on him and lit a match thinking he would get out so they can abscond with his car but because he was in his seat belt I guess he was unable to flee,” Edmund narrated.
He further narrated that when the victim was taken to Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Accident and Emergency Ward, the physicians on duty took over an hour to attend to him as he was writhing in pain.
“The health workers really delayed before attending to my colleague as they were waiting for us to show his health insurance and they did not really attend to him before his colleagues came and they realised he was a navy person. Our friend was in pains and his colleagues who are even from Navy could not look at him due to the extent of the scars,” Edmund further revealed.