Thursday, April 18

Crime

Funny Face Granted GHC120,000 Bail
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Funny Face Granted GHC120,000 Bail

Popular Ghanaian comedian, Funny Face, has been granted bail after being remanded into police custody following a tragic accident. The Kasoa District Court granted him bail in the sum of GHC120,000 with two sureties on Tuesday, April 9. The incident occurred on Sunday, March 24, 2024, when Funny Face was involved in an accident on the Kasoa-Nyanyano Kakraba highway at the Kakraba Junction. The comedian allegedly knocked down three pedestrians crossing the road, causing severe injuries. Additionally, he crashed into two motorcycles, resulting in injuries to the riders. Initially, Funny Face was refused bail and remanded for two weeks. However, following further proceedings, he has now been granted bail. Currently, two of the victims are undergoing treatment at the Korle-...
3 in court for allegedly defrauding Emirati of $60,000 in gold deal
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3 in court for allegedly defrauding Emirati of $60,000 in gold deal

 • The gavel Two Nigerians and a Ghanaian have been put before the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding a United Arab Emirates national of $60,000 in a gold transaction. The accused are Jacob Sunday Olatunji, a 39-year-old driver and engineer, Israel Olawale Omoley, an architect, and Baffour Abra­ham, currently at large. They have been jointly charged with conspiracy to commit crime, to wit, defrauding and defrauding by false pretences. Olatunji and Omoley have pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the court presided over by Mr Isaac Addo has granted them GH¢1 million bail each with sureties each. The court ordered accused to deposit their passports at the court’s registry until directed otherwise. Prosecution told the court that the complainant, Farhad Ome...
A Deputy Registrar Shot Dead, Two Months After Promotion
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A Deputy Registrar Shot Dead, Two Months After Promotion

A Deputy Registrar of the Bolgatanga Technical University (BTU), Alhassan Azumah has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.   The deceased was promoted to the rank of Deputy Registrar in the university about two months ago. The late Alhassan Azumah Information gathered by Graphic Online from some sources within the university indicates that two gunmen on a motorbike shot him multiple times around 7pm on Wednesday (January 17, 2024) outside his residence in Sokabisi, a suburb of Bolgatanga. He was walking around his residence when the unknown assailants surfaced, shot him, and sped off. Mr Azumah’s death has shocked both the staff and students of the university. Source: graphic online
Two Arrested For Causing Road Damage On Ho, Sogakope Highway
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Two Arrested For Causing Road Damage On Ho, Sogakope Highway

The Volta Region Police Service have arrested two persons in connection with the erection of an unauthorised speed ramp along the Ho – Sogakope highway. The two suspects, Saviour Azakasi and Quarshie Godson, were seen in a viral video, in the company of other suspects, causing damage to the highway with concrete blocks and other materials. Both suspects are currently in custody assisting investigation while efforts are underway to get the other suspects arrested.
Kasoa Ritual Murder: 10-year-old boy buried alive – Pathologist to Court
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Kasoa Ritual Murder: 10-year-old boy buried alive – Pathologist to Court

A Pathologist at the Ghana Police Hospital, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dr. Osei Owusu-Afriyie has told the High Court in Accra that Ishmael Mensah Abdellah, a 10-year-old boy who was killed at Kasoa for alleged money rituals, was buried alive. According to the Pathologist, at the time the deceased was being buried he was not dead and that the victim died from “severe head injury from blunt trauma.” Dr Osei Owusu-Afriyie, who made this known to the High Court in Accra presided over by Justice Lydia Osei Marfo while testifying as the 7th Prosecution Witness, said the cause of death was “Asphyxiation (inability to breathe).” He also explained that, when a person cannot breathe, the lungs get hyper inflated and the body gets “blue” which was due to the premature burial ...
Charcoal burner remanded over possession of firearms without authority
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Charcoal burner remanded over possession of firearms without authority

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a 46-year-old charcoal burner, who allegedly had in his possession a Ruger SR40 pistol without lawful authority. Mr Suleman Yahaya is also said to have acted as a land guard with a Ruger SR40 Pistol on a piece of land and demanded money from a trader. Charged with possession of firearms without authority and engaging in land guard activity, Mr Yahaya pleaded not guilty. Prosecution Chief Inspector Samuel Ahiabor prayed the Court to remand the accused person for Police to continue with further investigations which could lead to the arrest of other accomplices at now large. “Also, now that the weapon is found in his possession, Police need to conduct a stringent investigation as to where he got the weapon,” the prosecution said. It said getting to Chr...
Dapaah’s Theft Case: Seven deny charges as High Court grants them bail
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Dapaah’s Theft Case: Seven deny charges as High Court grants them bail

Seven persons who allegedly stole various sums of money from former Sanitation and Water Resource Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah, have been granted bail. The Accra High Court presided over by Mrs Marie-Louise Simmons admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of GHC750,000 with two sureties each to be justified with landed property. According to the court, the sureties of each person should be gainfully employed. It further directed the case investigator to inspect and ascertain the houses of the sureties and accused person, adding they should also provide copies of their Ghana cards to the Registry of the court. Again, the accused persons should also provide three copies of their pictures, insisting that their front and side views should be captured in the photographs. The copies...
Five illegal miners jailed 125 years for mining in River Ankobra
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Five illegal miners jailed 125 years for mining in River Ankobra

Five illegal miners who were caught mining in the Ankobra River without authority have been sentenced to a total of 125 years imprisonment in hard labour. Richard Kumasi, Fiamahe Jerry John, Korblavi Kumasi, Daniel Afenu, and Matthew Gedie, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and undertaking small scale mining without authority. Mrs Hathia Ama Manu, the presiding judge, after trial, found all five persons guilty of the charges leveled against them. On count one, the court sentenced each one of them to five years imprisonment, while on count two, each was fined GH¢120,000 or in default five years imprisonment plus 20 years in hard labour. The sentences are to run concurrently. The Assistant State Attorney of the Western Region, Mr Kingsley Agyekum, prosecuting, sai...
Scrap-dealer jailed for theft, causing damage at GAF premises
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Scrap-dealer jailed for theft, causing damage at GAF premises

A Scrap-dealer who stole a quantity of iron rods from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has been convicted by an Accra Circuit Court. Wisdom Adjovu, 34, who admitted the offence in addition to damaging the Forces' concrete slab, was sentenced to two months imprisonment in hard labour accordingly. Police Inspector Wisdom Alorwu told the Court presided over by Mrs Susanna Eduful that Lance Corporal Prince Acheampong, the complainant, was an investigator with the Ghana Military Police, Burma Camp. He said Adjovu was a scrab dealer and lived at La Old Court area. Prosecution told the Court that the Ghana Armed Forces had some quarters at Labadi Villas, where witnesses in this case worked as Sanitary men. On August 16, 2023, whilst on their usual rounds around the sewage dump site, o...
Drama in court after couple are jailed 25 years for stealing
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Drama in court after couple are jailed 25 years for stealing

A businessman aggressively challenged a Circuit court judge after he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on the charges of conspiracy to steal, abetment of crime and money laundering. Immediately the Judgement was read, Frank Kwesi Obeng reportedly asked: “Please do you know me somewhere, why have you given me 15 years jail term?” Obeng then took off his shirt and walked aggressively towards the judge. But with the timely intervention of the prosecutor and a court warrant officer, the trial judge, Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, was escorted to her chambers. Obeng was then escorted out of the courtroom bare-chested and without his sandals. Some sympathisers who thronged the court also objected to the judgement of the court, expressing their doubt over the complainant’s claims. Al...