Ghana

Fri
27
Oct

IGP steps in to save defiled 4-year-old girl

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) David Asante-Apeatu has directed the Central Regional Police Command “to take over” the defilement case involving a four-year-old girl at Assin Adadientem in the Central region.

The police has been bashed severely for allegedly neglecting the case which has courted national discourse. The girl is currently battling for her life after she was allegedly defiled by an 18-year-old man, Kwabena, a farmer at Assin Adadientaim in the Assin South district of the Central region.

According to the mother of the victim, Monica Darkoh, the suspect came to their home and baited the victim with coconut when she had gone to a funeral. The suspect who is currently on the run took the 4-year-old victim to a toilet facility near the village and defiled her. The victim who collapsed during the act is currently receiving treatment at the Assin Fosu St Francis Hospital.

Fri
27
Oct

GES has not treated me well, I'm hurt – Former La Presec head

The former headmaster of La PRESEC Senior High School, Mr Samuel Salamat, has described as unfair the treatment meted out to him by the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Mr Salamat was transferred to the Curriculum Research of Development Division (CRDD) at the Headquarters of the Ghana Education Service (G.E.S) in Accra from La PRESEC last week after reports that he requested parents of first-year students to contribute towards the purchase of desks.

In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM on Thursday, Mr Salamat said the decision by the GES to have him transferred without giving him a fair hearing was painful.

“It is unfortunate that despite the relationship I have with the Ministry of Education, they could not invite me to find my side of the story. I feel very very hurt,” he said.

Fri
27
Oct

Major Mahama's body parts missing - Pathologist tells court

The Pathologist who carried out the autopsy on the lynched soldier, Maxwell Adam Mahama says he was not able to trace parts of the deceased's body during the process.

Dr Lawrence Adusei could not tell who had taken missing body parts of the slain army officer and for what purpose.

The soldier was lynched by a mob in the Central Regional town of Denkyira Oboasi on May 29, 2017.

About 23 people are currently standing trial before the Court for their involvement in the murder.

The court on October 10, ordered Pathologist Dr Lawrence Adusei and the Head of the 37 Military Hospital Pathology Department, to appear before it to explain why they were yet to make the report available.

Appearing before the court Thursday, Dr Adusei said he had requested for the Crime scene officer, the officer in charge of ballistics and investigators to assist him.

But this was not done, he told the court.

Thu
26
Oct

Fake KNUST law lecturer busted

The Ashanti Regional Police have arrested a 34-year-old man who has been parading himself as a law lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Micheal Asante, also known as Lawyer Asante or Micheal Yaw Antwi Boasiako has according to the police, defrauded a number of persons of an amount of GHS748,000 under the pretext of securing them contracts.

The fake lawyer also promised to, among other things enlist some of his victims into the security services, get them admissions into tertiary institutions and other unspecified jobs.

He, however, failed to fulfill his promise and went into hiding until his arrest on October 24, 2017.

Police say investigations conducted so far have revealed that the suspect also parades himself as a legal consultant.

On other occasions, he presents himself to his unsuspecting clients as a travel consultant and a Senior State Attorney at the Attorney General’s office in Kumasi.

Thu
26
Oct

Tamale Metropolitan Assembly passes vote of no confidence against mayor

Members of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) have passed a vote of no confidence against the Chief Executive of TaMA, Iddrisu Musah.

Among other things, the members stated that the Mayor is mismanaging the “Assembly’s meagre resources by paying his self-appointed personal assistants each at GHS1,400”.

In addition, they accused the Mayor of “constituting and paying 61 member non-functional Task Force which cost the Assembly GHS 9, 150.00.

A resolution on Wednesday, October 25, with signatures of about 31 members stated that: “The undersigned Assembly members of Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, having lost confidence in the Mayor of Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Honourable Iddrisu Musah, hereby resolved in accordance with Order 17 (3) of the standing orders of District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies of Ghana, on this day, 25th October, 2017.”

Thu
26
Oct

Herbalist jailed five years for slashing man with cutlass

A herbalist, arrested for inflicting deep machete wounds on the head of another person, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by the KMA Circuit Court.

Adam Yakubu pleaded not guilty but the court, presided by Mrs Mary Nsenkyire, found him guilty at the end of the trial.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) P.B. Jagri said the incident happened on July 30, at about 11:33 hours, at Abooabo Number One in Kumasi.

The victim was on his way to the house when he saw the convict engaged in a conversation with a man he (victim) had accused of theft and there were verbal exchanges between the pair.

Yakubu grew angry, dashed to his room for a sharp cutlass and slashed the victim in the left side of the head, close to the eye, opening a deep cut.

He bled profusely and was rescued by some people in the neighbourhood. He was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), where he was kept on admission for some days.

Thu
26
Oct

Involve military in dealing with vigilante groups – Kwesi Anning

It is about time government involved the military in dealing with acts of lawlessness by political vigilante groups, Security Analyst, Kwesi Anning has suggested.

Mr. Anning believes the Military’s involvement will bring an end to the incessant attacks being staged by these groups often in the name of politics.

Making his case on Eyewitness News, Dr. Anning said: “The President of the Republic of this country does not represent anymore parochial; party interest.

He has a broader interest of Ghana at stake, and it is only a matter of time before he will ask the Military to intervene because if the authority of the President is flouted consistently overtime, this begins to have implications for the stability of the country.”

Wed
25
Oct

EFL Cup: Edward Nketiah saves Arsenal from Norwich upset

English born Ghanaian striker Edward Nketiah edged Arsenal past Championship side Norwich City in extra-time to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
 
Substitute Nketiah, 18, scored twice after Norwich had taken the lead when James Maddison's pass released Josh Murphy, who dinked a shot past Gunners debutant goalkeeper Matt Macey.
 
The Canaries, sixth in the second tier, had chances to make it 2-0, but Macey pushed away Nelson Oliveira's curled effort with Murphy and Mario Vrancic also missing chances.
 
Those misses proved crucial as Nketiah grabbed a late equaliser from close range only 15 seconds after coming on to leave it level after 90 minutes.
 
The England Under-19 international then headed in from Mohamed Elneny's corner for the winner.
 

Tue
24
Oct

Ghana Armed Forces commences 2017/2018 special medical intake

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has commenced the 2017/2018 Special Medical Intake enlistment process as advertised in the Saturday, October 21’s edition of the Daily Graphic and Monday, October 23’s edition of the Ghanaian Times.

A statement issued in Accra from the Public Relations Directorate of GAF and copied to the Ghana News Agency indicated that the scratch cards for the online application are on sale across the country at designated Ghana Post Offices listed in the advert.

The portal for the online application has been activated hence interested persons could log on to www.gafrecruitment.com to apply.

GAF however reminded the public that there were no intermediaries employed to help the process or charge fees for enlistment.

Tue
24
Oct

Government secures job for Major Mahama’s widow

Government has established a trust fund in the name of the late Major Adam Mahama.

The fund which will be called ‘Major Mahama Trust Fund’ will cater for his wife and children.

Additionally, the government has also secured employment for his wife, Babara Mahama.

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, told Starr News’ Parliamentary Correspondent, Ibrahim Alhassan in an interview that the establishment of the fund and the employment offer were in fulfilment of government’s promise to the family after he was gruesomely murdered at Denkyira- Boase.

“Government promised when he was murdered that we would establish a trust fund for him as part of the four things we originally agreed to establish. So we have been working to ensure that we get that bill established.

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