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"We are not poor people, no one can pay us off" - Family of late 3-year-old Ampomah

The family of a three-year-old boy, who tragically lost his life in a road accident involving the renowned actor Kwadwo Nkansah, popularly known as LilWin, has declared their unwavering commitment to seeking justice.

The young victim was laid to rest amidst deep mourning by his family.

In an emotional interview with Angel FM, a relative emphasized their determination, underscoring that they would not be intimidated or swayed by any means.

"He thinks he’s dealing with a family of modest means... We are taking this matter extremely seriously. When the actor's public relations officer suggested we could be bought off, I made it clear that everyone familiar with our family knows we are not destitute," stated the boy’s uncle.

LilWin was granted bail set at GH¢50,000 with two sureties by the Asokore Mampong District Court in Kumasi on Monday, June 3, 2024, following his earlier arrest.

Initially hospitalized, LilWin was later taken into custody by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Manhyia Divisional Command.

The arrest stemmed from a fatal accident where his vehicle collided with another, resulting in the death of the three-year-old.

The grieving family has been vocal in their quest for justice. Law enforcement explained that the delay in LilWin's arrest was due to his medical condition at the time.

The actor is currently under investigation and faces charges of dangerous driving and causing harm through negligence.

Despite the delay caused by his health issues, his lawyer, Margaret Adjei-Twum, successfully argued for his bail, citing the need for him to continue medical treatment for his injuries, including internal bleeding.

Adjei-Twum assured the court of LilWin's commitment to the legal process, noting his high profile in Ghana mitigates any risk of him fleeing.

The defense also expressed concerns about the police rushing the case to court before LilWin had fully recovered.

The court has adjourned the case to June 27, 2024.

Reports indicate that LilWin was driving at high speed weeks before the accident, which led to the collision with the vehicle carrying the young boy, Nana Yaw, and his father, Jacob Kofi Ampomah.

Nana Yaw sustained severe head injuries and was unresponsive at the scene.

Despite being rushed to the hospital and later transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the boy succumbed to his injuries.

The bereaved family remains resolute in their demand for accountability, ensuring their tragic loss does not go unaddressed.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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