Blackstars Player Derek Boateng Arrested in Accra

Derek Boateng, a former Black Stars player, got himself into some legal trouble earlier this week.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 29: Derek Boateng of Ghana celebrates after the international friendly match between England and Ghana at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Boateng was one of 35 drivers arrested in Accra for different traffic offenses during a joint operation by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), and the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) on the Olusegun Obasanjo Way and J A Kufour Avenue.

A number of the people arrested were driving faster than the city’s 50 km/h speed limit.

Boateng tried to persuade the cops to listen to his side of the story, but they refused.

While dismissing the player’s appeals, the arresting officer assured him that there would be no “selective justice.”

Boateng then addressed his complaints to the Accra Mayor, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, who was there to see the proceedings.

The mayor, on the other hand, can be heard telling Boateng that he had no authority over him and that he could not order the cops to let him go.

Boateng was then seen getting back into his car and driving away with an MTTD officer in the passenger seat.

As part of Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline program, he was apprehended at the East Legon tunnel alongside 20 other wayward drivers.


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