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Kumasi: Robbers shoot businessmen, bolt with gold, cash

Two businessmen have been shot and robbed of their gold and money at Manso-Mosekrom in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti region. Per eyewitnesses’ account, four armed robbers stormed the area, Thursday dawn, for a gold heist. They are said to have approached a gold dealer identified as Nana Bronya and robbed him at gunpoint, before compelling him to lead them to three other business partners. Nana, under duress, was said to have led the robbers to other gold dealers identified as Daniel and Kwabena Jnr who were also robbed of their jewels. Another gold dealer, Everland, was robbed of GHS 20,000 after he revealed he had no gold whatsoever. After the gold heist, the unsatisfied robbers raided a nearby mobile money shop and demanded every penny the salesperson had made...
FDA fines Shoprite, closes down meat section for mislabeling imported chicken
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FDA fines Shoprite, closes down meat section for mislabeling imported chicken

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has fined Shoprite for selling imported chicken as locally produced ones to unsuspecting customers. This follows the closure of the meat section of the shop at Accra Mall after investigations revealed that the company thaws imported frozen chicken and labels it as locally produced fresh chicken for sale. In an interview with Citi News’ Vivian Kai Lokko, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the FDA, Akua Amartey, indicated that the company engaged in deception by labeling imported chicken as local chicken. “It came to our attention that they actually label frozen chicken that they thaw as fresh chicken, and that is against the Public Health Act. ” Ms. Amartey stated that as a form of deterrent, Shoprite was “given an administrati...
One arrested over forex bureau robbery incident at Osu
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One arrested over forex bureau robbery incident at Osu

The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested one person involved in a robbery incident at Osu in Accra. Two armed robbers were reported to have broken into a forex bureau opposite the headquarters of the Ghana National Fire Service close to the Police headquarters on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Viral videos of the robbery incident showed the burglars indiscriminately firing shots during their operation in the full glare of bystanders. The robbers are said to have made away with an undisclosed amount of money and injured some persons at a shop. Providing an update on the incident, the Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Sheila Abayie Buckman, said the police are still investigating the incident. “I want to assure you that inves...
Police pursue suspect over death of 23-year old girl in a hotel
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Police pursue suspect over death of 23-year old girl in a hotel

The Accra Regional Police Command says efforts are underway to arrest the prime suspect in the case of a 23-year-old student of GH Media School in Accra. Priscilla Tsegah was allegedly stabbed to death in a hotel room. The family of the 23-year-old had last month declared their daughter missing, and mounted a search for her only to hear the shocking news of her death a few weeks after. According to reports, Priscilla Tsegah lodged at the Justa Hotel at New Legon on May 20, 2021 with a female friend, whose identity has still not been established. According to the Police, “On Thursday, 20/05/2021 at about 1843 hours, a lady checked into the said hotel alone. At about 2000 hours same day, she went out and returned with another young female lady now deceased, name unknown, and...
Doctors at Mother and Child hospital operate with rechargeable lamps
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Doctors at Mother and Child hospital operate with rechargeable lamps

The Medical Superintendent of the Kasoa Mother and Child Hospital has revealed that Doctors at the facility are forced to operate with rechargeable lamps and torchlights due to the unavailability of a standby generator. The Mother and Child Hospital located in the Awutu Senya East constituency was commissioned last year but without a generator forcing Doctors and Nurses at the facility to resort to the use of mobile phone light for deliveries and operations during power outages. Speaking on the Morning Starr on Monday, the Medical Superintendent Dr David Mekano said the hospital is, however, yet to lose lives due to the situation. He added that they have written to the Ghana Health Service for help but are yet to get a response. “We haven’t lost lives that are direc...
AG Orders Police To Charge Kasoa Teenage Killers With Conspiracy, Murder
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AG Orders Police To Charge Kasoa Teenage Killers With Conspiracy, Murder

The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Police to charge the two teenagers who allegedly killed 11- year old Ishmael Mensah, at Kasoa, with conspiracy and murder. Nicholas Kini and Eric Nyarko reportedly killed Mensah in April this year for ritual purposes at Lamptey Mills, near Kasoa. Chief Inspector Ernest Agbo told Ofaakor District Court, “My Lord we have received the advice from the AG’s office directing the police to charge accused persons with the offences of conspiracy to commit crime to wit Murder and Murder.” Chief Insp. Agbo said the Police had obtained the investigation charge statements from the teenagers and forwarded them to the AG for further directions. “We are, therefore, waiting for bail of indictment and summary of evidence from AG’s office for same t...
Arsenal reject Aston Villa’s £25m bid for Emile Smith Rowe
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Arsenal reject Aston Villa’s £25m bid for Emile Smith Rowe

Arsenal have rejected a £25m bid from Aston Villa for highly-rated midfielder Emile Smith Rowe. Villa have already signed Argentine midfielder Emiliano Buendia from Norwich for a record £33m this summer. But it is understood there is little chance of tempting England under-21 international Smith Rowe to Villa Park. The Gunners do not intend to sell and want to offer the 20-year-old academy product a new deal after a breakthrough season. Smith Rowe's current contract expires in 2023. Meanwhile, Arsenal are interested Brighton centre-back Ben White and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. The goalkeeping situation is under review at Arsenal, while central defender David Luiz left the club this summer after two years at the Emirates. White and Ramsdale, both 2...
Australia recommends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine only for people over 60
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Australia recommends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine only for people over 60

Australia will recommend AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccines only for people aged 60 years and over, while Pfizer (PFE.N) shots will be offered to others, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Thursday. Australia said in early April they would recommend people under 50 should get Pfizer's vaccine in preference to AstraZeneca due to concerns over blood clots among recipients.  Source: reuters
Okwahu United game against Attram De Visser resuduled
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Okwahu United game against Attram De Visser resuduled

The round of 32 game in the on going  MTN FA Cup with Attram De Visser has been rescheduled to Sunday June 20th instead of the initial date of Saturday June 19th. According to the FA,  the new date is to help Attram De Visser play it’s Greater Accra division two league game before the clash on Sunday. A win for the mountaineers will send them to the round 16 stage after defeating Kade United on penalties in the round 64. The former Ghana Premier league giants are hoping to replicate their 2016 form when they reach the final before losing to Bechem United at the Cape Coast Stadium.
Everton: Rafael Benitez leads the running for manager’s job
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Everton: Rafael Benitez leads the running for manager’s job

Rafael Benitez is in prime position to be offered the Everton manager's job after a third round of talks with the club's hierarchy. Everton are taking their time to appoint a successor to Carlo Ancelotti, who left to take over at Real Madrid. Nuno Espirito Santo, who left Wolves at the end of last season, has also been considered and remains a candidate. Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle manager Benitez, however, is now firm favourite. He could become the first man to manage both Merseyside clubs, having won the Champions League and the FA Cup during a six-year spell at Anfield. Everton are determined to cast their net wide for a manager before making a final choice. Benitez's appointment would be contentious as many Everton fans were angered when he described ...
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