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The law has caught up with a 27 year old man who attacked a rider with pepper spray and took away a motor bike from its rider.The incarcerated, Bismark Agyei some few months ago hired the rider from Asamankese to Ntetretrete to retrieve some items. However, he sprayed pepper into the eyes of the rider and sped off with his motorbike.He was later arrested at Tesano in Accra and arraigned before at the Asamankese Circuit Court.He pleaded guilty to the offense and the presiding judge, Justice Ayittey Armah slapped him with an eleven-year jail term.
The Asankrangwa Police Commander DSP Owusu Bempah, has described as shocking the murder of a six-year-old boy by his own father at Adidase near Amanso Amenfi in Wassa Amenfi district of the Western region. Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the police officer said the residents are devastated, shocked and in a state of disbelief following the unfortunate incident. The suspect Abdul Salam he told the host confessed killing his son for rituals. He said, the suspect after interrogation confessed that he  severed the head and left legs of the boy and buried it. He said the deceased went missing for two days and a search by the unit committee of the area for him yielded no results but ‘’upon interrogation the suspect confessed that he murdered the boy to sell the head and the legs. He took us to the location, we exhumed the body and subsequently deposited it at the morgue.’’   DSP Bempah when asked if the suspect could be financially handicapped, he said, from what we saw, I don’t think, he will be financially unstable. His father has a very large cocoa farm and he [suspect] has also cultivated another cocoa farm. He is a hardworking man and so it has surprised residents why he murdered his own son.''
A 36-year-old man, Abdul Salam, has been arrested by the Asankrangwa Police for murdering his six-year-old son for rituals.   The suspect was alleged to have severed the head and left legs of the boy in what could be described as a ritual murder. ASP Olivia Adiku who confirmed the story to the Ghana News Agency said the incident happened at Adidaase near Amanso Amenfi in Wassa Amenfi district of the Western Region.   She said the deceased went missing for two days and a search by the unit committee of the area for him yielded no results.   She said subsequently upon interrogation the suspect confessed that he murdered the boy to sell the head and the legs.   ASP Adiku said Salam was in Police custody for further investigations.       Source: GNA
Two persons have been arrested been arrested by the police at Agbogloshie for possessing 500 round of ammunition. Their arrest was based on an intelligence gathered by the police. The arrest was collaboration between a community member and the police. Public Relations Officer (PRO) for  the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge  addressing the press today [Wednesday] said, he two suspects, Imoro Abdul Wahab, 25, a scrap dealer, and Kwaku Amankwa, 58, who claims to be a registered arms dealer, were involved in a transaction which saw the scrap dealer purchase the ammunition valued at GHc 1,000. Abdul Wahab was arrested first, and subsequently led the police to the second suspect at a place called Arena in Accra.   “The police retrieved 250 rounds of BB cartridges and 250 rounds of AA cartridges summing up to the 500 pieces of cartridges,” the police PRO said.   “Both suspects are being detained for investigations, and shall soon be put before the court when our investigations and the intent has been established.”   The arrest follows renewed clashes in the area recently which led to the death of two persons.
Four (4) persons have been arrested in connection to the violent clashes at Agbogbloshie leading to the death of two persons.Speaking to Nyakonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the police service Supt. Cephas Arthur said some locally manufactured guns were retrieved from the suspects.He gave an assurance that the police will investigate and bring the culprits to book.The violent confrontation began around 9 a.m. as a reprisal attack as a result of an earlier misunderstanding that happened last Monday night.According to eyewitnesses, a young man from the Dagomba faction allegedly stole some items from a market woman and was beaten by a mob last Monday.
The Northern Region police command has revealed that, the region recorded 50 murder cases and 51 armed robbery cases in 2016, an increase over the previous year’s record, of 45  for murder and 41 for robbery. The Region also recorded 25 rape cases in 2016 as against 17 cases in 2015 while defilement cases dropped from 67 in 2015 to 38 in 2016.   It also recorded 83 cases of causing unlawful harm in 2016 compared to 86 of such cases in 2015 while other crimes stood at 2,999 in 2016 as against 2,201 of such cases in 2015.   Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Patrick Adusei Sarpong, Regional Police Commander announced the figures during this year’s West Africa Soldiers Social Activities (WASSA) celebrations of the Regional Command in Tamale.   The event was also used as a send-off party for the former Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ken Yeboah, who is now the Ashanti Regional Police Commander.   ACP Sarpong said there were also 312 road accidents in 2016 where 135 people were killed and 560 sustained injuries as against 259 road accidents in 2015 out of which 108 people were killed and 446 sustained injuries.   He said the number of police personnel in the Region was inadequate compared to its high population calling on all to collaborate with the Service to deliver on its core mandate since policing was a shared responsibility.   He, therefore, urged police personnel to be tactful and professional and work very hard to ensure law and order in the region.   ACP Sarpong commended DCOP Yeboah for initiating the ongoing construction of a 160 seating capacity auditorium at the Regional Police Headquarters and fencing of the Tamale Police Barracks as well as the professional manner he discharged his duties.   By: Prince Kwame Tamakl 
A forty-two year-old cocoa farmer, John Sekyi, has reportedly butchered a colleague farmer, Oppong Gyesi, 58, over a cocoa farm which they have litigated over for years. The incident occurred at Prestea Huni Valley near Bogoso where the suspect allegedly butchered the deceased, dragged the body into the bush and concealed the body under leaves. A court is said to have ruled in favour of Oppong Gyesi and ordered the suspect no to set foot on the cocoa farm. However, he defied that order, and sent someone on the farm-a situation that infuriated Oppong Gyesi who reported him to the police. And so following that, the suspect trailed the victim into the farm and reportedly butchered him, our reporter Musa said. Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, he  said, the suspect is currently in police custody. The remains of Oppong Gyesi has also been deposited at the morgue.
A woman from in the Futa in the Sefwi Wiawso of the Western region has allegedly stabbed her husband’s wife over their marital duties. This emerged after both wives prepared supper for their husband and argued over whose meal he was supposed to eat. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.Fm, our correspondent, Christopher Anto said, the rivals, Mariama and Abena fought among themselves over whose meal their husband should eat. According to him, Mariama after exchanging heated words with the rival, went inside picked a knife, and allegedly stabbed Abena in the left hand.     The victim is currently on admission in the hospital whereas, the suspect has been kept in police custody.
Three persons are currently in custody of the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa police in the Central region at Towuboase, a farming community in the area for allegedly possessing human parts. The arrest of 25 year-old Akwesi Awudu Tuesday dawn, led to the arrest of the two other accomplices.   According to Evans K. Oboafi Junior, a journalist, Akwesi Awudu was spotted by a youth in the area with a sack suspected to be something he had stolen and when confronted, he fled.   He was given a hot chase and upon his arrest, the sack was emptied and the content was found to be human bones. The journalist said: “He was given a hot chase and after a distance, the youth managed to arrest him. They took the sack from him and when the contents were emptied, it was realized that he was concealing human bones in it.’’ The suspect he said was taken to the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa police where he gave the names of his two accomplices  one Bismark Botwe 20 and Donkor Stephen 22 who have all been arrested. Akwesi Awudu in his caution statement confessed that they looted a grave and were on their way to sell it for ritual purposes to some ‘sakawa’ boys who needed them urgently.   The police he added accompanied the suspects to the grave where they confessed looting and it was indeed confirmed that a particular grave had been tempered with.
  The Abeka District Court has remanded the Lebanese supervisor of Mawarko Restaurant at Abelenkpe in Accra who allegedly abused a staff with hot pepper. The court, presided over by Mrs Victoria Akua Ghansah, said Jihad Chabaan should be placed in police custody for his own safety.   Chabaan who is facing three counts of offensive conduct, assault, and causing harm for allegedly dipping Evelyn Boakye's face into pepper would therefore spend eight days in police custody until March 16, 2017 when the case would be recalled. He has pleaded not guilty to all the three charges. Council for Chaaban, Mr Augustine Asarfo-Adjei prayed the court on Wednesday morning to grant his client bail, arguing that the charges leveled against him were bailable and that he had “people of substance” who would stand surety for him. However, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Hoyt H. Armah, argued that the accused would interfere with the case when granted bail. The court, denied the accused bail and adjourned the case to March 16,  2017.    Source: GraphicOnline
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