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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

New Bill For National ID To Be Laid Before Parliament

Written by | January 18, 2018 | 0
The law to guide the operations of the National Identification Programme and the implementation of the national ID system is inadequate, the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. At a media encounter to mark his first year as president, he said the inadequacy of the law has resulted in the delay of the implementation of the programme. He, however, noted that a new law has been drafted and will be submitted to Parliament when it resumes next week. He was answering a question posed by Citi FM’s Bernard Avle on what the government was doing to honour its promise of rolling out the national ID system. The government had promised to get a fully functional national ID system in place in its first year in office but the president said issues with the law delayed its implementation. The

Minister Hints Tema Motorway Squatters To Be Chased Out

Written by | January 18, 2018 | 0
The Ministry of Roads And Highways has vowed to evict squatters dotted along the along the Accra-Tema Motorway. It said it expects to complete the exercise before April 2018, to pave way for the expansion of the highway. This was the indication given by the sector minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, who told Citi News that the move will ensure a quick expansion of the motorway. According to the Minister, the motorway, will be expanded from the current four lanes to six lanes in an expected 30-month long project. “We are going to expand the motorway from the current 4 lanes to 6 lanes. It will take about 30 months because it will be under construction this year. We need to create the right of way and clear everybody for the contractor to carry out this work. [This will be] up to the end of March.

We Have Great Respect For The People Of Africa–US Ambassador

Written by | January 15, 2018 | 0
The United States Embassy in Ghana has reiterated that it has “great respect for the people of Africa.” In a tweet on Saturday, the Embassy seems to be distancing itself from the alleged comment of the U.S. President Donald Trump denigrating African countries. President Trump described African nations, along with Haiti and El Salvador, as “shithole countries” whose inhabitants were not desirable as immigrants to the U.S. “Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. It’s an honor for our staff to serve here alongside Ghanaians, and we deeply value our relationship with them,” the Embassy added. We have great respect for the people of Africa. Our commitment to Ghana and all our African partners remains strong. It’s an honor for our staff to serve

Minority Demands Arrest Of NDC MP Attackers

Written by | December 28, 2017 | 0
The Minority in Parliament has called for the arrest of the perpetrators of the Christmas Day attack on the residence of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South, Eric Opoku. Six unidentified assailants, armed with machetes and a gun stormed Mr Opoku’s residence on Monday as he was holding a series of engagements and meetings with his constituents in the building as part of activities to mark the Christmas festivities. They reportedly broke the glass windows and doors of the house, vandalised several of the vehicles that had been parked on the property and other things they could lay their hands on. However, when they failed to gain access to one of the top floors of the building where the participants of the event had been moved, the angry youths turned their attention to the

11-Year-Old Boy Beaten To Death Over GHC120

Written by | December 18, 2017 | 0
A 32-year-old woman is in the grip of the Kwabenya Police in the Greater Accra Region for allegedly beating her 11-year-old son to death last Saturday. The suspect, Rosina Sam, who owns a confectionery shop at Kwabenya, is said to have been incensed with her son for losing GH¢120. The victim, Andrew Sam, a Primary Four pupil of the C&J Montessori at Kotobabi in Accra, was sent by his mother to buy mobile phone recharge cards worth GH¢120 for her shop, but he returned to report to her that the money had got missing. Missing money According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge, Rosina, who became angry with her son, allegedly dragged him to her room, which was close to the shop, locked him up there

KABA Laid To Rest

Written by | December 16, 2017 | 0
Ace radio presenter Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA) has been laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery in Accra after a pre-burial ceremony. KABA was laid to rest around midday of Saturday, December 16, 2017, as many family members, colleagues and mourners bid farewell to the late ‘Ekosii Sen’ host. The choir and the men of God from the Gethsemane Methodist Church in Mamprobi led the burial service. This was after hundreds including government officials and traditional leaders thronged the forecourt of the State House to their last respect to the late journalist. The pre-burial service which drew hundred saw family members, colleagues, politicians, friends and loved ones paying glowing tribute to the ace presenter. Story by Ghana|Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar