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GYEEDA Rot: Jailed Assibit Fights Back In Appeal Attempt

Written by | February 24, 2018 | 0
The Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill International Group, Philip Assibit, will be appealing his 16-year jail term. Speaking to the media after court proceedings, Assibit’s lawyer, Kwaku Paintstil, said the appeal will include an application for bail. “Obviously, I have gotten instructions [to file an appeal against the conviction] and we are going to do that,” he stated. “To the very best of what I know and what we have discussed, anytime next week, the appeal will come out and I can also assure you that it will be coupled with an application for bail, pending the determination of the substantive appeal,” Mr. Paintstil added. Assibit was sentenced alongside the former National Coordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA), Abuga Pele, to a combined

I’m Not Aware Of The Latest Corruption Perception Index – Rawlings

Written by | February 23, 2018 | 0
Former President Rawlings in a chart with President Nana Addo Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said he is unaware of the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) indicting the government of Ghana of doing little to fight the canker. Ghana was ranked 81 out of 180 countries in the 2017 CPI released on Wednesday by Transparency International, scoring 40 as against last year’s score of 43 and dropping 11 places in the process. It is Ghana’s worst performance in the last six years in its fight against the canker. Quizzed on the latest CPI, Mr. Rawlings who is widely known for his great abhorrence of all forms of public sector corruption, stated that he is ignorant of the latest index. “I am not aware of it,” he told Starr News’ Daniel Nii Lartey on the sidelines

Parliament Approves Amidu As Special Prosecutor

Written by | February 20, 2018 | 0
Parliament has approved Martin Amidu as the country’s first Special Prosecutor to tackle corruption cases in the country. Prior to that, Deputy Minority Ranking Member on Constitutional Affairs, Dr. Dominic Ayine, asked Parliament to put the approval on hold, as his suit against Mr. Amidu’s nomination is still pending at the Supreme Court. Drawing on Standing order 93(1), Dr. Ayine invited the Speaker of Parliament to rule on whether the House’s intention to approve the nominee will not be wrong pending the Supreme Court case. But the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, ruled against Dr. Ayine’s argument thus paving the way for Amidu’s approval. Mr. Amidu was vetted by Parliament’s Appointments Committee last Tuesday, February 13. The vetting,

Explosive Tape Pops Up At EC Probe

Written by | February 12, 2018 | 0
Charlotte Osei – Chairperson EC The committee set up by the Chief Justice to investigate the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies for abuse of office, conflict of interest and alleged corruption, resumes sitting today with the parties likely to argue their cases. The committee last week postponed sitting to today after preliminary issues were raised in the case involving Mrs Charlotte Osei; Amadu Sulley, deputy chairman in-charge of Operations and Georgina Opoku-Amankwa, for Corporate Services. However, even before the committee goes into full trial, DAILY GUIDE has learnt about an emergence of a tape recording intended for possible evidence. The audio tape, which is said to have been secretly recorded by a journalist with the

Deceased Soldier In Ebony’s Car Crash Not Facing Court-Martial, Says GAF

Written by | February 12, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Armed Forces has refuted reports that the soldier who died in the car crash with singer Ebony Reigns, will face a court-martial. Some reports said the body of the deceased soldier, Lance Corporal Vondee Francis Atsu, had been detained to serve a sentence after a court-martial. Though investigations were carried out following the soldier’s death, a statement from the GAF said the investigations were in line with protocol. “…investigations are conducted to among other things determine the circumstances that led to the accident with the view of putting measures in place to if possible avoid or minimize the occurrence of similar incidents. In the instant case of this Airman, it is stressed that investigations are being instituted to unravel the full circumstances surrounding the

Agyinasare Calls On Osu Mantse…Pledges Four Scholarships For The Needy

Written by | January 31, 2018 | 0
Most Reverend Dr. Charles Agyin Asare, the founder of Perez Chapel International, one of the renowned charismatic churches in the country, has paid a courtesy call on the Osu Mantse, His Majesty Nii Okwei Kinka Dowouna VI, at the Osu Palace in Accra. The visit was to inform the Osu Mantse and the Traditional Council of the Church’s Festival of Miracles scheduled for 30 January to 2 February at the Independence Square in Accra as well as to officially invite the Osu Mantse and the Traditional Council to the program. As part of the Church’s preparations towards the Festival of Miracles, the Church on Saturday, 27 January 2018, organized a free medical screening program and party for the less-privileged at the Independence Square which was graced by the Osu Mantse, and

Hardened Criminals Shouldn’t Have Been Kept At Kwabenya

Written by | January 31, 2018 | 0
A former Greater Accra Regional Commander has said the Police Service erred by keeping some six hardened criminals at one location. The Kwabenya Police Station was recently attacked by a criminal gang that was on a quest to free one of their members. During the attack, all six inmates were freed and a policeman shot and killed. DCOP Akrofi Asiedu said the Regional Command should have known better to allocate the suspects to other stations in the city. “I was expecting that the District Commander should have also visited the cells at random. Somebody in authority should have known that so many suspects were being kept in one cell,” he said. He told Evans Mensah on Newsnight Tuesday that the officers on duty must be queried for not being vigilant and thorough while on duty by allowing items

Western Region: Ambulance Accident Kills Patient, Nurse Including 2 Others

Written by | January 27, 2018 | 0
An ambulance conveying a patient from the Axim Government Hospital in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi, crashed into an articulated truck on Friday evening, killing the patient and his relative, and two others on board – a nurse and an Ambulance worker respectively. The Ambulance with registration number GT – 7348-15, reportedly crashed into the truck with registration number, GV 1453-14, when other cars on the road delayed in paving the way for the speeding ambulance. Whilst the four persons died instantly, the driver of the ambulance survived with life-threatening injuries. According to eyewitnesses who spoke to reporters, the ambulance driver was forced to use the shoulders of the road at top speed, because

Have Confidence In The Police—Ken Yeboah

Written by | January 27, 2018 | 0
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Ken Yeboah, has tasked citizens to establish confidencein the police to enable them liaise with the public effectively. He said the public needs confidence in the police before they can aid the police with any information to combat perpetrators of crime in the society. He parried away perceptions that the police are not trustworthy, and can’t keep information provided by the public confidential. COP Yeboah made these remarks during the commissioning of Ahenema Kokoben Police Station in the Atwima Kwanwoma District on Thursday. According to him, police personnel are trained to keep information confidential and to protect informants. The police edifice built by a philanthropist, Professor Dr. Lukemon Owusu Ansah runs into several

Thief Saved From Angry Mob At Kwabenya

Written by | January 27, 2018 | 0
The Police on Thursday, rescued two Nigerians from being lynched at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region after they allegedly broke into a boutique in the area to steal. The suspects, David Adefioye and Taiwo Akintunde, who are currently in police custody, were locked in the shop by angry residents who were intent on lynching the pair. However, the intervention of the police stopped the incensed crowd from carrying out the act. Narrating the incident to Citi News, Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Effia Tenge said two police vehicles were vandalized by the mob while some of their officers were pelted with stones for preventing the residents from unleashing instant justice on the suspects. “Yesterday, around the hours of 6:30pm to 7pm, we had information