rickety school bus.
Additionally, the court, presided over by Mr. Brew Emma Planch, ordered Mr. Lamptey to pay to the police the towing fee of GH¢75.00 from the school’s campus at Abossey Okai to the Ministries Police Station.
Mr. Lamptey-Mills was also fined GH¢24O by the Motor Court for using a rickety vehicle as a school bus.
Mr. Lamptey was put before the court on two counts of using a motor vehicle in dangerous condition and exposing children to danger. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was accordingly fined.
The school bus was seized by the police on January 21 from the school campus at Abossey Okai because of its worn out tyres, rusty body parts, weak seats, broken windscreen as well as bad lights.
Assistant Police Commander in-charge of Education Research and Training Unit of the Police MTTU, Alexander Kweku Obeng, told newsmen after court proceedings that although the vehicle was in such a bad condition, it was being used for transporting school children.
He said when the condition of the vehicle came to their attention, they proceeded to the school compound to tow the bus to their station after which they served the school with summons to appear before the court.