Crime

Police interdict ‘insulting’ cop

The police administration have interdicted the police officer alleged to have insulted a deputy Minister for Interior, Kobby Acheampong. According to the minister, an infuriated police officer called him a “stupid” man after he had challenged the inappropriate checkpoint mounted by police on the Accra-Cape Coast road over

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Ken Attafuah: Police must maintain the ‘Kobby Acheampong-spirit’

A criminologist and human rights lawyer, Prof. Ken Attefuah, has commended the police administration for taking a swift action against eight police officers alleged to have acted in an uncivilized manner against Kobby Acheampong, a deputy Minister for Interior. He told Joy News’ Dzifa Bampoh that the conduct of police personnel should not be condoned by the police administration

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Judiciary, executive must support each other – Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills has implored the judiciary and the executive to work hand in glove to safeguard the peace of the nation. Making reference to the nation’s coat of arms, President Mills stated that an attempt not to live by the freedom and justice tenets enshrined in the national insignia is a recipe for disaster

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Two men arrested over fake currency

The Police on Friday arrested two residents of Kukuom in the Asunafo South District of Brong Ahafo for possessing fake currency amounting to GH¢350.00. The suspects, Alfred Kumah, a 24 year-old farmer and Emmanuel Asare, 23, a driver have been placed in custody pending investigations

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Chiefs want powers restored

The Supreme Court ruling rendering chiefs powerless in summoning people to their courts is a big threat to the traditional institution. That is according to the National House of Chiefs. The Supreme Court took the decision in July declaring section 63 of the Chieftaincy Act unlawful

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77 Year Old Man Impregnates 14 Year Old Girl

Drama unfolded at an Accra Circuit Court on Monday when a 77-year-old retired bank clerk appeared before it for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 14-year-old girl. Amos Asante through his counsel denied the charge and prayed the court to conduct a DNA test on the two month old baby

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Ghana police release 24 pro-Gaddafi demonstrators

All 24 persons arrested on Tuesday September 21 by the Greater Accra Regional Police Command for defying a court injunction on a planned demonstration have been released on bail. The 24 persons are leaders of a coalition known as ‘Hands off Libya! Hands off Africa’. They were rounded up after they embarked on a pro-Gadaffi demonstration to the United States Embassy

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Third court of appeal inaugurated

The Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, on Monday inaugurated Ghana's third Court of Appeal in Cape Coast. The newly inaugurated court, which will sit for a week once in every month, will serve both the Central and Western regions

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Frances Essiam attacked

The residence of political firebrand Frances Essiam was on Tuesday September 20, attacked by some unknown men suspected to be armed robbers ransacking the entire house. The identities of the robbers are unknown but Frances Essiam described the act as a “political hitback”

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Cape Coast gets Court of Appeal

The Chief Justice (CJ), Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood, on Monday inaugurated the nation’s third Court of Appeal in Cape Coast. The newly inaugurated court which would sit for a week once in every month, would serve both the Central and Western Regions. The Chief Justice noted that access to justice implied among other things that the citizens do not travel several kilometres in order to have their disputes resolved in accordance with law

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