Ghana defender Akaminko comes clean on survived car crash

Ghana defender Akaminko comes clean on survived car crash

Ghana defender Jerry Akamonko survived a car crash on Friday

By Ameenu Shardow

Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko insists he has never taken alcohol before in his life much less drink and drive.

The 24-year-old survived a dangerous car crash in Koforidua while traveling to Kumasi on Friday evening.

He first crashed into a taxi cab, hit an urvan bus before veering off into the woods.

Luckily no serious injuries were incurred but the Eskishehirspor defender escaped being lynched by the natives of the town where the accident took place for causing the incident.

Akaminko was later whisked away to the Koforidua Central Police Station where he was reportedly detected to be driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

The ex Heart of Lions player was also driving with an overloaded vehicle with six passengers instead of five.

The Ghana international in a sober narration of the unfortunate development however denies he was driving under the influence of alcohol while also taking time to explain the issues.

“I was not driving drunk, in fact I have never taken alcohol before,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“The people in my car at the time were my relatives so it is not as if I went partying with some people and were misbehaving on the road.

“Everybody knows the kind of person I am, I feel bad and sorry about the whole matter but it was purely accidental.

“My club have called to show concern likewise friends and family and I am very much touched by the love and support.

“I want to say sorry to the people involved in the accident and also want to thank God that nothing was serious in the end.”

Akaminko who is part of the provisional Ghana squad for the 2013 Nations Cup has since returned to Accra to be with his family.

His crashed Infiniti car has also been towed to Accra after getting approval from the Koforidua Police.

GHANAsoccernet.com understands all simmering legal charges against the Black Stars defender have been dropped.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Scholastic Icon says:

    Well Is Up to Him

  2. Tanko says:

    When I posted on the first article about this incident saying that someone should save this youngster and the country needs him. A fellow forum member ask sarcastically that and I quote: The country needs him. He asked. You know what people. Some GHANAIANS has earned the reputation of disrespect to our stars, leaders and all that represent us at higher level. I do not think its true however, the fellow that sarcastically remarked about saving Akaminko would make any reasonable mind think that we are truly disrespectful of our representatives. And that seemed very UN-GHANAIAN and must seized.Good luck Jerry and be careful.

  3. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    HE WAS DRIVING HIS INFINITI FROM KOFORIDUA. THERE WERE 2 GUYS IN THE CAR AND 4 GIRLS. WAA LOOK. HE IS LYING. THIS IS HIS SECOND ACCIDENT. FIRST ONE WAS FROM ANKAASI TO ANYINAM. AA SHOULD DROP HIM. WE HAVE RAHIM AYEW WHO CAN REPLACE HIM. DAVE ADDY CAN ALSO PLAY DEFENCE. THIS BOY IS AN IDIOT. DRINKING AND DRIVING? PLUS 4 GIRLS, 2 GUYS? WAT AN IDIOT…WITH ALL UR MONEY U COULDNT EVEN HIRE A DRIVER TO DRIVE YOU? U CAN DRINK ALL YOU WANT. WHY WERE THE POLICE CALLED TO THE ACCIDENT SCENE. WHY DIDNT THE POLICE TEST HIM FOR ALCOHOL? AA SHOULD DROP THIS GUY IMMEDIATELY. WAT A FOOL. U BLEW UR CHANCE BUDDY. NEXTTIME U WILL LEARN SOME COMMON SENSE

  4. Ayuba Moh'd says:

    We thank God for his safetiness.

  5. Dr Who says:

    GH FUO,do you have anything personal against Jerry? Or you want to take advantage of his accident to do propaganda for your player? Accidents do happen & it can be anyone.as to whether he should be dropped or not,that is the perogative of AA.