A video that was first posted by TV Africa on their instagram page and further reported on by various media houses purported to show a Ghanaian taxi driver in the USA who was stabbed by his passengers in Bronx, USA, and was said to have later bl3d to death.
But the Ghana Consul General in New York has issued a statement debunking the report as false, saying the man per their investigations wasn’t Ghanaian in the first place and is still alive receiving treatment.
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The statement read:
“Update on the stabbed taxi driver in America.
1. The Consulate General of Ghana in New York, over the weekend received notifications of a man believed to be a Ghanaian citizen and appeared to have been stabbed during an altercation that ended in fist fight in the Bronx, New York.
2. Today, August 19, 2019, the Consul General, Prof. Samuel Amoako, and the Information Officer, Frederick Ameyaw, visited the scene of the incident, the 46th Police Precinct where the case was reported and St. Barnabas Medical Center, where the victim is currently hospitalized.
3. The Consulate-General can confirm the following:
That the stabbed victim who appeared in the video currently in circulation is not dead; and
That it is established he is not a Ghanaian citizen as initially purported.
4. The Consulate-General wishes to respectfully advise that, the public and the media desist from making hasty conclusions in matters of this nature, and rather contact the Ghana Consulate for further clarifications.
5. The Ghana Consulate in New York would like to assure Ghanaians that their well-being is their priority and will always avail itself of the highest consideration on matters concerning them. ”
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