Crime

Somali Man Brought to US to Face Terror Charges

U.S. officials say a Somali man accused of ties to Islamist militant groups was interrogated for nearly two months aboard a U.S. warship and is now in New York to face terrorism charges. The officials say Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was questioned at sea by intelligence officials for his connections to the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group and the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

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Ten die on Volta Lake

Ten people have been confirmed dead in an accident on the Volta Lake. The tragedy occurred on Tuesday July 5, when a boat carrying thirteen people from Mankumanya, a village in the Pru District of the Brong Ahafo Region capsized en route to Yeji. All seven members of one family died whilst another family lost two children

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Tema Police arrest most-wanted criminal

The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a wanted criminal, who has been on the run for the past five months. The suspect, Samson Mohammed was arrested by land guards at Apolonia near Ashaiman. Mohammed has been on the police wanted list for a while now. The police found a sackload of assault weapons when Mohammed was caught

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Tsatsu Tsikata Returns To Court To Clear His Name

The Court of Appeal on Monday July 4 resurrected the nine-year-old legal tussle between the former Chief Executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, and the State. The Supreme Court had ruled in that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is not immune from Ghana's judicial processes

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IGP launches investigations into threats against CJ

The Ghana Police Service has begun investigations into the alleged threats and harassment on the life of the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, by a group calling itself, Network of Social Democrats. The group last Thursday issued the Chief Justice with a 14-day ultimatum to quit as Chief Justice or face their wrath

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Six robbers jailed 270 years

Six persons have been sentenced to a total of 270 years imprisonment for robbing one Richard Kwakye and his family, who were returning from the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to their residence at Teshie-Nungua, in January, 2006

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Judge Withdraws From Vodafone Case

A judge at the Commercial Court, Mrs Justice Gifty Dekyem, has withdrawn from hearing the litigation over the sale of the government's 70 per cent share in Ghana Telecom to Vodafone International. According to the judge, she just discovered that her half-sister was related to one of the parties in the case and for that reason she could not continue hearing the case which had suffered a similar withdrawal in the past

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Man Arrested For Cocaine

The National Highway Patrol Unit has arrested 23-year-old Richmond Ayiku and has retrieved 123 wrappers of powdery substances contained in a polythene which he was carrying on his laps. The police also arrested 26-year-old John Abiew, who concealed 5 large parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in cassava dough

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Pastor arrested for attempting to rape policeman’s wife

A 29-year-old man of God from Kasoa in the Central region who allegedly attempted to rape the wife of a policeman at a hotel in Aboabo, near Koforidua yesterday morning, has been arrested by the Koforidua police. Evangelist Akwasi Oppong allegedly invited 30-year-old Joyce Odame, who recently got married, to his room at Amsterdam Hotel and attempted to rape her

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Bishop Jailed 18 Months Over £120,000 Fraud

An Accra Circuit Court yesterday sentenced the General Overseer of the Vineyard Chapel International, Bishop Vagalas Kanco, to 18 months’ imprisonment in hard labour, for defrauding a British national of £120,000. “This is my judgment, all mobile phones switch off” were the words of a circuit court judge before handing the jail sentence to Bishop Kanco

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Man held for marrying a 16-year-old girl

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The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police, has arrested a 40-year-old man who married a 16-year-old girl under duress. Ibrahim Umar, a Nigerian businessman, was arrested on Tuesday, barely a week after the Ghanaian Times newspaper broke the news. He was charged with forced marriage and was later granted Police enquiry bail

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Man attempts to murder wife

A farmer at Asukese near Mim in the Brong Ahafo region, Kwadwo Addai, who tried to kill his wife by butchering, has been arrested by the police. Kwadwo Addai also slashed his throat in an attempt to commit suicide after his failed bid to kill the wife

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