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The Awutu Breku Police Command have arrested a 23 year-old man in a suspected human parts business. The suspect, Samuel Dzamesi was reportedly caught exhuming a body at the cemetery and removing some parts. The incident occurred at Fetteh Kakraba today (Saturday). Rainbow Radio's correspondent Nana Yaw Asare, speaking with Awutu Bereku's Police Chief Inspector Stephen Tamakloe revealed that, Samuel Dzamesi, was arrested by some youth of Fetteh Kakraba removing human parts and he has confirmed that, the suspect was brought to the police station with the human parts including skulls. He is being accused of engaging in ritual and money sacrifices. Meanwhile, an irritate youth of the community have raised red flags over how the suspect was treated by the police. The suspect they said had his face covered preventing residents from seeing him. An investigation into the matter has begun.
Alhaji Baba Alhassan, the prime suspect in last Monday’s attack on the Tamale Teaching Hospital CEO, Dr. David Zaawumya Akobila has been arrested. Baba Alhassan was picked up Thursday morning, a day after four others who were earlier arrested were released for lack of evidence. He is likely to be charged with unlawful entry, offensive conduct and assault. Northern Region Police PRO Mohammed Tanko said investigations are still ongoing to arrest accomplices in Monday’s attack. The ringleader and his men invaded the offices of the Tamale Teaching Hospital in vigilante style and instructed the CEO of the hospital Dr David Zaawumya Akolbila to walk out and hand over the keys. They accused the CEO of corruption and justified why they staged the attack. Medical staff at the hospital is currently on strike demanding the arrest of the offenders and possible prosecution.
A 25-year-old man has been lynched to death after he allegedly robbed a trader of her handbag. The deceased according to information gathered was lynched with cement blocks and other offensive weapons at Kojokrom in the Western region at dawn Monday. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our reporter, Sir Joe said, the deceased snatched the handbag of a trader who was on her way to the market. The woman is said to have screamed for help drawing the attention of people who reportedly chased the alleged thief and lynched him to death. The mob made an attempt to burn the alleged thief who is yet to be identified, Sir Joe said. The body has since been deposited t the Tarkwa Government Hospital.
A Tamale circuit court presided over by Justice Tsumasi Appiah, has sentenced two armed robbers Imoro Abdul Rahman and Mubarik Abu to a total of 55 years imprisonment in hard labour. Imoro Abdul Rahman was charged on three counts i.e conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and causing unlawful harm. Mubarik Abu was also charged with conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery and robbery. The two pleaded guilty on all counts First accused was sentenced to 15 years on count one, 15 years on count two and 5 years on count three, all sentences are to run concurrently. Second accused was sentenced to 10 years on count one and 10 years on count two and the sentences are to run concurrently. Accused persons are currently serving their sentences at the Tamale central prisons. By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
The District Commander for Gomoa Dominase in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region, ASP Paul Ankam, has promised to crack the whip on individuals who defile and impregnate minors in his jurisdiction. The police bemoaned the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy in the area and attributed it to sexual abuses; a situation he indicated if not curtailed will jeopardize the future of young girls. He made the remarks in an interview with Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare at a public forum organized by the district police command for residents in the various communities under the district. According to the commander, sexual violators should not be entertained in the society but be punished by available legal frameworks to serve as deterrent to others. He said, it has become a norm for residents to laugh at others on the premise that they have not been able to put to birth at an early age and so ‘’it has become a status quo for young girls to be impregnated although it violates their fundamental human rights. He was of the view that, young girls should be given the opportunity to have access to quality education to highest level. However, girls in this community are abused by men and get pregnant below 18 years. This is defilement and such men must be punished as law establish. Girls in the area he lamented are unable to claim the academic ladder to the tertiary level and only get the chance to complete junior high school. ‘’We have to punish men who sexually abuse minors. That is why DOVSU was established. Some of the men do not also accept responsibility for their unlawful act and this sometimes have serious negative impact on the young girls.’’ On his part, the Omanhene of Gomoa Akyampim Traditional Area, Obrifo Ahunu Ahor Ankobea II, charged Ghanaians to stop attacking and intimidating the police in other not to discourage them from carrying out their lawful duty in protecting lives and property. Parents on their part supported the District Commander for the bold decision he has taken to ensure that culprits who sexually abuse minors are dealt with. The parents used the opportunity to advise their wards to take their studies serious in order for them to achieve success.
The two students of the Tamale Technical University (TaTU) who murdered the head Pastor of the End Time Believers Bible Fellowship in Tamale have been sentenced to death by the Tamale High Court. The convicts, Kwame Dogyi and Obio Akwasi who are cousins murdered 64-year-old Pastor Ebenezer Ocran at his residence at Kumboyili, near Tamale on the Tamale-Kumbungu road on November 9, 2017. They took away his Toyota Highlander vehicle which Dogyi gave to a sprayer at the Tamale Industrial area to sell at GH¢10,000. The Tamale High Court presided over by Mr Justice Edward Apenkwah sentenced the two to death by hanging on Monday July 30, 2018. This was after the jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty of conspiracy to commit crime, to wit murder and murder. The Tamale District Court One presided over by Mr. Anthony Asaah on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 committed Dogyi Kwame 28, and Akwasi Obio, 21 who are both students of TaTU to stand trial for the murder of Pastor Ebenezer Ocran. The hearing of the case at the High Court presided over by Mr. Justice Edward Apenkwa began on Tuesday April 17, 2018 until they were finally sentenced Monday, July 30,2018. The trial lasted four months.During the trial the prosecution called nine witnesses but the convicts called no witness and at the end of the trial the jury returned a verdict of guilty of conspiracy to commit crime and murder. Facts The facts of the case as presented in court by the prosecutor, A Principal State Attorney, Mr. Salia Abdul Quddus were that, on November 9, 2017, the two convicts around 11am attacked Pastor Ocran at Kumbuyili, near Malshegu on the Tamale -Kumbungu road. They stabbed him with a knife in the chest and later hit him with a pestle in the head killing him instantly and locked the body in a room. The prosecution said, the two after the act took away a Samsung Galaxy phone, an amount of GH₵200 and drove away a Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number GN 1763-14 belonging to the deceased. At about 10.00pm the same day, Ben Asamoah, an assistant pastor of the church informed the police that he visited the head pastor and found him dead in his house and his Toyota Highlander vehicle was missing. On November 10, 2017 at about 3pm, the police in the Northern region had information that the vehicle had been sent to the Tamale Industrial Area for re-spraying and thereafter for sale at a cost of GH₵10,000. The police feigned interest in buying the car and through investigations, Kwame Dogyi, a third-year Engineering student of TaTU was arrested and he mentioned his cousin, Akwasi Obio also a third-year student of the same university as his accomplice. Source: Daily Graphic
The Eastern regional Police Command have arrested two armed robbers who blocked a section of the road at Kwahu-Tafo to rob residents plying that stretch. Confirming the arrest of the suspects, the Eastern regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said the two suspects, Ibrahim Sambo, aged 31, and Sulleyman Sambo, aged 21, were all armed with single-barrel guns. He said: “On July 28th at about 10.30 am, the Kwahu Mpraeso Police patrol team had information that armed robbers had blocked a section of the Kwahu Tafo -Kwahu Pitiku motor road and were robbing drivers and passengers commuting that section of the road. Police quickly responded and met three Fulani men armed with single barrel shotguns.” “Upon seeing the police they took to their heels into the bush, the police patrol team pursued them and arrested suspect Ibrahim Sambo aged 31 and also retrieved one single barrel shotgun from him.” “Again at about 10:55 pm, suspect Sullemana Sambo aged 21, one of the two robbery suspects who escaped through the bush, was arrested with the help of the townfolks of Kwahu -Pitiku. Suspects have been detained and the exhibit retained. Efforts are being made to apprehend the third suspect who is on the run.”
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