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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 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.”
A 19-year-old caterer was on Wednesday put before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly sodomising a nine-year-old hearing impaired boy at Agbado in Accra. Reginald Annan, charged with defilement, pleaded not guilty. The court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku admitted him to bail. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire, told the court that the complainant is a 48-year-old trader and mother of the victim. Prosecution said the victim resides in the same house with the accused and on July 29, 2017, at about 8:00am, the complainant left the victim in the care of his grandmother and went to the market. At about 1:30 pm, the complainant returned home to give food to the victim but he was nowhere to be found. The complainant then searched around the vicinity but could not find the victim. Prosecution said when the complainant entered the house after the unsuccessful search, the victim ran to her. The victim then removed his jeans shorts, bent down and used his finger to point at his anus. When the complainant demanded to know what had happened to the victim, he pulled her towards the accused’s porch and demonstrated how the accused lured him into his (accused person’s) mother’s hall and had anal sex with him. Prosecution said the complainant then asked Annan why he did that, he became offended and slapped her (complainant) in the face. Prosecution said the complainant reported the matter to the Police at James Town and accused was picked up. He said the matter was transferred to the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit where a medical report form was issued to her to seek for treatment for the victim. The accused in his caution statement denied the offence. Prosecution has finished calling its witnesses and Annan is expected to open his defence. Source: GNA
The police in Awutu Breku in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region have arrested some group of boys who engage in smoking and peddling of illegal drugs precisely marijuana. Reporting on Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare said that these boys are school dropouts who engage in drug abuse and illegal drug peddling in order to earn a living. Nana Yaw Asare indicated that, as a result of these acts, one of these boys have become mentally unstable and is now on the streets of Awutu Breku. Explaining why these boys engage in illicit drugs, the boys claimed that. there are no jobs in the area that is why they engage in drug peddling and smoking. He also said that no one have been found at the spot (A cemetery in Awutu Breku) where they engage in those acts today (Monday) after the boys were arrested yesterday (Sunday). These boys have further been sent to the Kasoa Division Police Station. The police have also promised to ensure these acts are eradicated from the area, he concluded. By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
Two Nigerians have been arrested for concealing illicit drugs in ‘Kako’ in an attempt to smuggle it out of the country. According to the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), the two Nigerian nationals were trying to traffic Methamphetamine through the Ghana Post Office headquarters in Accra. Tthe suspects concealed 21.7kg worth of the drugs in stock fishes, also known in local parlance as “Kako”. The drugs were set to be smuggled to the Philippines. The suspects, Theophilus Biney, and Jeff Nnaana-K, all residents in Ghana, were picked up by officials of NACOB at different locations for their involvement. Theophilus Biney was apprehended after attempting to post the parcels of stock fish which contained the narcotic drug. NACOB in a statement said: ‘’ “Theophilus upon his arrest admitted ownership of the package when interrogated and revealed that the parcels were given to him by Jeff Nnaana-K to be sent to one Victor, resident in the Philippines.’’ The two suspects have been put before court pending further investigations and a verdict on the matter. Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug usually used as a white, bitter-tasting powder or a pill, known to be highly addictive.
A thirty year-old man whose name was only given as Isaac has reportedly killed his girlfriend at Gomoa Nkantana in the Gomoa East District of the Central region. Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare told Nyankonton Mu Nsem that, the man allegedly killed the ex-fiancée, Mary for breaking up with him. Confirming the incident, the Bereku District Police commander A.S.P Johnson Hessey, said they arrested the suspect following a report by the current fiancée’. He revealed that the suspect killed the ex-girlfriend at her current fiancée’s residence. ‘’The suspect confessed killing the late Mary. He clubbed her to death. He has confessed that he carried out the act at the residence of the current boyfriend. He trailed Mary and upon realizing the boyfriend was not at home, he clubbed her to death.’’ The police officer said it was the current fiancée who reported the incident following which the suspect was arrested at his hideout in Madina in the Greater Accra region.
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