Monday, February 6

Crime

Police arrest 12 over carjacking, robbery, murder
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Police arrest 12 over carjacking, robbery, murder

The police have arrested 12 members of an organized crime syndicate for their alleged involvement in carjacking, robbery, and murder. The suspects are Prince Opuni, Kwabena Kyei Barfour, Jeffrey Dwomoh, alias “Jeff”, Clifford Opoku, alias “Spider”, Samuel Adom, and William Ansah. The rest are Bernard Adu Gyamfi, Anthony Tawiah, alias “Wizzy”, Andrew Kwame Owusu, Mush Sulley, Yaw Acheampong, and Charles Lotherford. A press release signed by Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Director, Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, said the suspects were arrested after a sustained, intelligence-led operation by a special police team. It said the team mounted surveillance on the activities of the gang between July 2022 and January 2023 in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, and...
Man granted GHC1.6 million bail over theft of drilling machine
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Man granted GHC1.6 million bail over theft of drilling machine

An Accra Circuit Court has granted GHC 1.6 million in bail with two sureties to a man accused of stealing a GHC 1,695,216,000 worth of hydraulic drilling machine belonging to Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited. The Court was presided over by Mrs. Susana Eduful and asked that Swanzy Joe Nartey’s sureties be justified with landed title deeds in the names of the accused person.   He denied conspiring with Alfred Kofi Nartey, his father, to steal the item. He will make his next appearance on February 8, 2023. His father was not in court when the case was called because he was indisposed. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Emmanuel Nyamekye told the Court that Mr. Stephen Tefeh and Samuel Appiah are the complainants, Business Support and Resolution Manager, and Financial Crime Manage...
Businessman on GH₵3 million bail over job scam
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Businessman on GH₵3 million bail over job scam

An Accra Circuit Court has granted GHC3 million in bail with three sureties to a businessman who has been accused of a GHC3 million job scam. The Court presided over Mr. Bright Samuel Acquah and ordered that the sureties of Nana Kwesi Obeng Koranteng be his relatives. He has since denied taking the amount from Mr. Francis Dadzie, the complainant, under the pretext of securing him a contract at Kasapreko Company Limited. Koranteng, who has refunded GHC270,000.00 would make his next appearance on February 16, 2023. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Evans Kesse told the Court that Mr. Dadzie, the complainant, was a businessman, and resident of Oyarifa whilst Koranteng, the accused person, was a self-styled businessman, living in Cantonments. He said in November 2021, the a...
Dispatch Rider remanded for allegedly swindling businessman
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Dispatch Rider remanded for allegedly swindling businessman

A dispatch rider has been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly bolting with GHC45,000 as proceeds of the sale of electrical appliances and mobile phones given to him to be delivered to customers. Prince Nketiah, 29, is also accused of stealing a Samsung galaxy Z fold phone valued at GHC16,000. The accused person claimed he gave the money to a friend known as Eric Opoku but he failed to lead the Police to the said friend. Nketiah charged with two counts of stealing has pleaded not guilty. The accused person is expected to reappear before the court in two weeks before the relieving Judge, Mr. Samuel Bright Acquah. The prosecution, led by Inspector Wisdom Alorwu, narrated that the complainant was a businessman residing in Osu, Accra, and the acc...
Court issues bench warrant for the arrest of ‘Economist’
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Court issues bench warrant for the arrest of ‘Economist’

An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of an economist who allegedly took GHS475,500.00 from an unemployed woman under the pretext of investing it in the salted fish business but failed. Mr. Alex Kodua, 42, charged with defrauding by false pretense, failed to come to court for his plea to be taken. When the case was called on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Maxwell Oppong, prosecuting, informed the Court that the accused person, described as an Economist, had been informed several times to come to court but had failed.  The prosecution, therefore, prayed to the Court for a bench warrant for the arrest of the accused person. The Court presided over by Mr. Samuel Bright Acquah, issued the warrant for the arrest of t...
Wassa Agona: Police arrest four suspects for robbery and murder
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Wassa Agona: Police arrest four suspects for robbery and murder

The Ghana Police Service have arrested four persons suspected to be involved in a robbery incident at Wassa Agona in the Western Region. The four are said to have attacked a fuel filling station and murdered a security guard in the early hours of Saturday, 28th January 2023. The suspects, Francis Ebuka, Wisdom Justway, Samuel Chibuzor and Kinglsy Okechuku alias Kofi Kingsly in the course of the robbery also subjected the fuel attendants to severe beatings and made away with an unspecified amount of money together with the filling station’s CCTV Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and mobile phones belonging to the victims. Upon receiving information concerning the robbery attack, Police patrol teams within the catchment area mobilized and proceeded to the scene and in the course...
Court threatens to strike out case against Agradaa
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Court threatens to strike out case against Agradaa

The police may just let Nana Agradaa skip out on the law if they do not follow the orders of an Accra Circuit Court hearing in one of her numerous cases. The Court said it would strike out one of the cases against her if the Police did not make the necessary amendments to the charges and facts presented. The Court gave the warning after Nana Agradaa aka Evangelist Mama Pat, founder of Heaven Way Champion Ministry, appeared before it. When the case was called at Circuit Court 10, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Haligah who held brief, informed the Court that the Police would amend the charges at the next court sittings. The Court has therefore adjourned the matter to February 28. Nana Agradaa aka Evangelist Mama Pat is being held on charges of charlatanic a...
Three NDA officers, A&QS Consortium boss before court over procurement breaches   
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Three NDA officers, A&QS Consortium boss before court over procurement breaches   

Three officers of the Northern Development Authority (NDA) and Mr. Andrew Kuundaari, the Chief Executive Officer of A&QS Consortium, have been arraigned before the court over procurement breaches.  The three officers are Mr Sumaila Abdul-Rahman, the Chief Executive, of NDA, Mr. Stephen Yir-eru Engmen, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), and Mr Patrick Seidu, Deputy Chief Executive (Finance and Administration).  The four persons have been charged with conspiring to commit the crime of arraignment of directly or indirectly influencing the procurement process to “obtain an unfair advantage in the award of a procurement contract.”     They have since been arraigned before the Criminal Division of the Tamale High Court on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.  According to the Office of ...
Carpenter apprentice remanded for illegal possession of a foreign gun 
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Carpenter apprentice remanded for illegal possession of a foreign gun 

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a carpenter apprentice for allegedly possessing a revolver pistol without authority.  Bright Yaw Essuman has denied the offense and he will be brought back to the court on January 26, 2023.  Police Chief Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court presided over by Mr. Bright Samuel Acquah that Essuman, the accused person, was undergoing an apprenticeship in carpentry at Okponglo near East Legon-Accra.   A team of police personnel on their routine patrol duties picked intelligence that the accused had a foreign revolver pistol, and he was looking for a prospective buyer, the Court heard.   He said the patrol team proceeded to the location of the accused person and found him with another person, stating that the two upon seeing the Polic...
Nigerian jailed for attempting to acquire Ghanaian Passport twice
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Nigerian jailed for attempting to acquire Ghanaian Passport twice

A Madina District Court has sentenced Peter Michael Ifeanyi, aka Peter Yaw Asare, a Nigerian computer engineer, to 450 days' imprisonment for attempting to obtain a Ghanaian passport twice.  Ifeanyi, 26, who was charged with attempting to obtain Ghanaian passports by false declaration, pleaded guilty.   The Court, therefore, sentenced him on his own plea and handed down a custodial sentence without an option of a fine.  The prosecution led by Chief Superintendent of Immigration Adolf Assenso, informed the court that accused person was known for his wanton disregard for authority.  He, therefore, prayed the Court to hand down a custodial sentence on the accused without any option of a fine to serve as a deterrent to like-minded persons.  The case as narrated by the Prosecuti...