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Court jails ex-Liberian warlord Kosiah 20 years for war crimes
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Court jails ex-Liberian warlord Kosiah 20 years for war crimes

A former Liberian warlord was jailed for 20 years in Switzerland on Friday, becoming the first person from the country to be convicted of war crimes committed during the bloody conflict there a generation ago. Alieu Kosiah, 46, who was arrested in Switzerland in 2014, was found guilty of multiple atrocities committed during the first of Liberia’s back-to-back civil wars, in which about 250,000 people died between 1989 and 2003. The verdict handed down by Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court in the southern city of Bellinzona marks the first time a Liberian has been convicted — either in the west African country or anywhere else — of war crimes committed during the conflict. Kosiah, who denied the charges, stood accused of committing a string of war crimes while commander of t...
James Town bullion van robbery: ‘We will get them very, very soon’ – COP Kofi Boakye
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James Town bullion van robbery: ‘We will get them very, very soon’ – COP Kofi Boakye

Former Ashanti Region Police Commander, COP Kofi Boakye, has given the strongest indication that police are poised to apprehend the armed robbers who hit a van transporting cash to an unknown location last Monday, killing a policeman and a civilian. “I want to emphasize to the nation that very, very, very soon all those involved in this bullion robbery and especially those who committed it, they will be arrested very soon,” COP Kofi Boakye, who is currently the Head of Research and Planning of the Ghana Police Service, said. He made the comments on Friday, June 18, 2021, when 320 new recruits of the Service passed out in the Ashanti Regional Police Training School in Kumasi. According to him, Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh has put innovative strategies...
Apex Bank to acquire bullion vans
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Apex Bank to acquire bullion vans

The ARB Apex Bank has received approval from shareholders to purchase 12 armoured cash transport vehicles, commonly known as bullion vans, at GH¢32 million. This is to curb recent armed robbery attacks targeted at cash-carrying vehicles belonging to rural banks across the country. At the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the bank last Saturday, the Managing Director, Mr Kojo Mattah, said the move had been endorsed by the shareholders of the bank. He expressed concern at the increasing robbery incidents involving rural banks, saying the measure was to remove the threat of robbery on such transport services. Advice Mr Mattah advised the banks to take extra security precautions by reinforcing vaults and premises, improve close circuit television (CCTV) surveillance, and...
W/N Region: Minister Commences Distribution of Study Desks Under 1School Child 1Study Desk Initiative
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W/N Region: Minister Commences Distribution of Study Desks Under 1School Child 1Study Desk Initiative

An entourage led by the Western North Regional Minister, Hon. Richard Ebbah Obeng has finally commenced the distribution of study desks for schools in the Western North region under the 1School Child 1Study Desk initiative. In the first quarter of 2021, the Regional Minister outdoors the 1School Child 1Study Desk initiative to combat the desk deficits in schools across the entire Western North region as another way of improving teaching and learning in the region. At the launch of the initiative, the Western North region was reported to have had over 66,000 desks deficits, thereby impeding the quality and performance of education and students respectively. At a gathering in the Bia West district, the Regional Minister handed over the first batch of 100 chairs and study ...
3 hidden rifles intercepted at Tema Port
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3 hidden rifles intercepted at Tema Port

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority has intercepted three rifles at the Golden Jubilee Terminal of the Tema Port. The officials explained the rifles were hidden in barrels that contained items which were declared as personal effects. This comes on the back of heightened surveillance in parts of the country after police in the Upper East Region said they have picked intelligence of potential terrorist attacks. An Examination Officer with the Division, Charles Okrah, confirmed the news in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM. “We found three weapons concealed in a consignment. They were concealed in three barrels as part of personal effects. He noted the weapons have been handed over to the superiors, adding investigation was underway. ” As an exa...
Gomoa-Okyereko: Bullion van attacked days after James Town incident
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Gomoa-Okyereko: Bullion van attacked days after James Town incident

Another bullion van has been attacked by armed robbers at Gomoa Okyereko on the Kasoa–Winneba road Thursday June 17. The van with registration No. GN 6956- 17 had on board by No. 39089 G/Sgt. Frank Agyemang and Martinson Odei Gyebi driven by Alfred Aidoo. The occupants according to the Police escaped unhurt. The Police reported that on “17/06/2021 at 1900 hours an extract of occurrence was received from Winneba police station to the effect that a Bullion Van with registration No. GN 6956- 17 on board by No. 39089 G/Sgt. Frank Agyemang and Martinson Odei Gyebi. “Driven by Alfred Aidoo on specie duties from Zenith Odorkor branch with cash amount of GHc 550,000.00 were short by an unknown person(s) at a section of the road between Okyereko and Dominase highway but the occupan...
65-year-old man, 2 others grabbed with human parts
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65-year-old man, 2 others grabbed with human parts

The police in Ashanti Region have arrested three suspects for unlawful possession of human parts. The suspects were arrested by the Abuakwa Divisional Police Command on June 10, 2021, when they offered to sell the human skeletons for GH¢30, 000. Suspects The suspects are Kwaku Agyapong, 65, Anane Kofi Konye, 48, and Isaac Adota, 25. Suspects Konye and Adota were arrested at Wadoma Hotel where they were going to deliver the skeletons to the supposed buyers who were plain-clothed police men. Mr Konye later led the police to Adamsu to arrest the brain behind the scheme, Mr Agyapong. Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Godwin Ahianyo said on June 9, this year, the Abuakwa Command picked up...
Dogboe fights Adam Lopez on Saturday
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Dogboe fights Adam Lopez on Saturday

Former WBO super battamweight champion Isaac Dogboe will take another step towards his push for a second world title on Saturday when he takes on Adam Lopez at the Virgin Kotel in Las Vegas. Dogboe made a successful return in July 2020 after his back to back defeats against Emmanuel Navarette in 2018 and 2019. The Ghanaian defeated Chris Avalos via an 8th round stoppage. America's Adam Lopez holds a 15-2-0 record and is best noted for his performance against WBC super featherweight champions Oscar Valdes. Lopez dropped Valdez in the second round but got stopped under controversial circumstances in the 7th round. Isaac Digboe has been preparing in the United States under new trainer Barry Hunter, and is regarded as the favorite going into Saturday’s fight. Experts however expe...
Stanley Eguma: Nigerian league’s longest serving coach abducted
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Stanley Eguma: Nigerian league’s longest serving coach abducted

Enugu state police have confirmed the alleged kidnap of Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma in south-eastern Nigeria. In a statement, the police say the abduction of the coach happened on 15 June on his way back from an away match against Adamawa United played in Gombe state in northern Nigeria. The police say two men travelling with Eguma alerted them to the ambush, which they said was carried out by unidentified gunmen. They say the vehicle they were travelling in was forced to the side of the road and the pair were then forced out of the car and the kidnappers drove off with Eguma still in the vehicle. Rivers United are yet to release a statement on the incident, the club's general manager told BBC News Pidgin that 'they will respond soon on the issue.' Enugu state com...
‘Afcon ready to deal with Eriksen-like collapse’
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‘Afcon ready to deal with Eriksen-like collapse’

Ghanaian sports medicine expert Dr Prince Pambo is confident that a collapse like Christian Eriksen's could be dealt with similarly at the Africa Cup of Nations. Dr Pambo, who is a member of the Confederation of African Football's (Caf) medical expert group, however remains concerned about whether the measures in place for local league matches are adequate to deal with such emergencies. In shocking scenes last Saturday Denmark's Eriksen suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in the middle of a Euro 2020 tie against Finland, his life was saved thanks to the swift actions of his team-mates and medical staff. "I can confidently tell you that if this happened at any of our venues during an Afcon - we would have been able to give the same level of care that Eriksen got in Denmark ," Dr ...
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