Crime

3 armed robbers jailed 180 years

Three armed robbers have been sentenced to a total of 180 years by the Aflao Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Justice Francis Obiri. They were sentenced to five years imprisonment each for conspiracy and 60 years each for robbery, both sentences to run concurrently

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NPP MP Sues Government over ‘State Land’

Former Deputy Minister for Energy in the NPP administration, Hon Kobina Tahir Hammond, has sued the Mills administration over plans to reclaim a plot of state land sold to him and some others under President Kufuor’s reign at the airport residential area

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Hospital accused of ‘Killing’ twin babies

A young couple whose twin babies died during delivery at the Tema General Hospital on Wednesday November 3, has accused the Hospital of "murder" through negligence. According to them, the two girls could have survived if nurses and doctors on duty had been more responsible and professional in attending to them

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Pregnant woman in cocaine case granted bail

The pregnant woman among four persons arrested in connection with the 125 slabs of cocaine recently seized at the Tema Harbour was on Tuesday November 9, admitted to bail by the Fast Track High Court. Kyerewaa Twum-Barimah was admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢80,000 with two sureties, one to be justified

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Two men nabbed for offering boy for rituals

Police in Half Assini in the Western Region have arrested two galamsey operators at Amantem near Tarkwa for offering a five-year old boy to be killed for ritual purposes to boost their business. They are Francis Osafua Kojo, 25 from Menzezor near Aiyinase and Peter Amoah, 32 from Princess Town near Axim who are currently engaging in galamsey activities at Amantem

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Man rapes friend’s 11-year-old daughter

A 47-year old lotto agent and a resident of Tafo Nyiaeso in the Kumasi Metropolis took advantage of his closeness with the father of an eleven year old girl to sexually abuse her. In order to accomplish the act, the alleged rapist sent the younger brother of the victim to buy him chewing gum and in his absence committed the act

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Prosecution Closes Its Case In Ya-Na Trial

Prosecution in the Ya-Na trial on Friday closed its case after failing to produce two other witnesses it had intended to testify in the matter. In all 12 witnesses have testified in the case in which 15 persons are standing trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, overlord of Dagbon. Mr Anthony Rexford Wiredu, Chief State Attorney in his submission told the court that

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Police Inspector shoots wife, injures others

An Inspector of the Eastern Regional office of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) went on a shooting spree at Nnuaso at Odumase Krobo injuring five people including his two wives. The policeman, Inspector R.N. Tetteh, is reported to have used an unregistered locally manufactured pistol to commit the crime

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Marketing officer steals employer’s cheques

A Takoradi Circuit Court has remanded Eric Essuman, a 30-year old marketing officer of G-Xtreme, in custody for stealing GH¢5,440 cash and 23 post dated cheques belonging to his employer. The accused, who pleaded not guilty to stealing the cash, but admitted stealing 23 post dated cheques from the company, is to re-appear on November 12 this year

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Police arrest woman for faking mass rape story

Amina Mohammed, the young woman who reported a highway robbery incident at Kintampo saying that the robbers ordered the male passengers to rape the female passengers, is in police custody. She has been arrested to help the police in their investigations

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Fight over Kufuor’s estate

Twenty children of the late business magnate and chief of Nkawie in the Ashanti Region, Bernard Mensah Kufuor, have mounted a legal challenge to how his numerous properties and huge foreign currency accounts in Ghana and abroad were vested in his niece and two of his children, 34 years after his death

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Man splits brother’s stomach open

A 40-year-old khebab seller is in the grips of the law for splitting open the stomach of his elder brother, with all his intestines gushing out, all because he suspected him of sleeping with his senior wife in Bolgatanga. He has also accused the elder brother of stealing his four cows

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Robbers forced man to break daughter’s virginity

Armed robbers forced male passengers aboard a Tamale-bound bus from Accra a fortnight ago to have sex with female passengers after robbing them of virtually everything. The horrifying experience occurred on Monday, October 11, 2010 between the hours of 1am and 2 am at a spot near Kintampo where the armed robbers struck

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