Highlife Legend, Amakye Dede, has sustained serious injuries in an accident that occurred at Nsutam on the Anyinam-Bunso road in the Eastern Region.
Prince Yeboah, an eyewitness who spoke to Citi News, said the accident happened at about 1:00am on Saturday January 2, as Amakye Dede was getting ready to perform at a place called Paradise, few meters away from the popular Linda Dor Restaurant.
The Ghanaian highlife veteran nicknamed ‘Iron Boy’, was reportedly in his car with his bodyguard and manager who was driving, waiting to perform at the concert, when the sprinter crashed into them.
According to the eyewitness, the car also injured four persons who were standing at the fuel station.
“I saw a taxi driver who entered the main Kumasi-Accra Highway and then he went to the fuel station to buy fuel. After that, he tried to get onto the main road but he was enjoying the music being played at the Paradise spot. But at the same time, he was entering the main road not knowing that Amakye Dede’s car was just behind his car. Once the Taxi driver realized that Amakye Dede’s car was not moving, he decided to pass by it and move onto the main road.”
“Amakye Dede also tried to move from the location and strangely an oncoming sprinter bus collided head-on with Amakye Dede’s corolla car and the taxi driver immediately sped off from the scene. There was a guy and two ladies standing at the fuel station who were also hit by the sprinter. The taxi driver caused the accident.Some people sustained injuries and there was one guy who I think can only survive by the grace of God because he got stuck in the sprinter bus and we managed to pull him out and sent him to the Hospital.”
Information on the state of Amakye Dede’s bodyguard is unknown for now, but his manager, Isaac Yeboah, has been confirmed dead by police in Kyebi.
Amakye Dede has been stabilized at the Osiem Government Hospital where he is receiving treatment.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana