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A 35 year-old Ghanaian who travelled to Lybia in search of greener  pastures and back home has allegedly stabbed his fiancée and threatened to kill the victim’s mother over allegation of fraud. The suspect, whose name was only given as Yakubu alleges that, the victim and her mother defrauded him to the tune of GHc 20, 000 under the pretense of helping him  construct a house back home when he was in Libya. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, our regional correspondent, Sir Joe said, the suspect while away in Libya, discussed with the fiancée he wanted to build a house back home so he settles down when he gets back home. The victim is said to have informed Yakubu that, she and the mother had already bought a land hence he [Yakubu] should send the money so they start building the house. However, the victim and the mother failed to construct the house and allegedly squandered the money. The victim who was angered by the action reportedly stabbed the victim who he added was also cheating on him with another man.   He has vowed to kill the victim’s mother if she fails to refund the money he spent on them.
A 26 year-old Okada rider has allegedly raped a 50 year old woman in a bush at Mangoase, a small village near Dadieso in the Western region. Sir Joe our correspondent in a report said, the suspect carried out his act after he was hired by the victim to carry her load of cassava from her farm. Meanwhile, the suspect, Francis Nkrumah has denied raping the victim insisting that, she gave her consent to the sexual encounter. According to him, the woman has on several occasions hired him to carry her load and also made sexual advances at him so was surprised she reported him to the police. The suspect would be arraigned before court on Monday January 16, 2016, Sir Joe added.    
Officials of the Essikado Hospital in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis could not confirm report about an alleged rape case involving a trainee nurse and a medical doctor.   A source claimed that the doctor (named withheld) invited the trainee nurse who was on night duty on Tuesday evening January 10, to his office and sexually abused her.   The nurse according to the source reported the incident to a senior nursing officer about her ordeal.   Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), however could not confirm the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).   In a related development Mr Kusi Boachie, Head of Administration of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital confirmed the incident to the GNA and expressed worry about it.   "I am told of a similar rape incident involving the doctor at Sefwi Wiawso and Bibiana District Hospitals and I wonder why such characters are still within our hospitals,” he said.   Mr Boachie called on the government and the GHS to take a look into the governance structure of hospitals to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.   Source: GNA
A man who never had legal training, Peter Adogun, has practiced law in Ilorin for 10 years and won cases in the Supreme Court of Nigeria.   The police in Kwara State arraigned Mr. Adogun before an Ilorin magistrate’s court for certificate and identity theft in the state capital.   According to the First Information Report, Mr. Adogun has been practising as in Ilorin and its environs since 2007 with the name “Barrister I. T. David.”   He was arrested, following a petition written to the police on behalf of the Ilorin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association by its legal adviser, Oyetunji Ojuokaiye.   Apart from appearing in local courts, investigation revealed that he had also appeared in a number of cases in the Supreme Court.   Police prosecutor, Nasir Yusuf, said “The suspect jumped police administrative bail after being arrested while appearing before an Area Court in Ilorin. He was, however, rearrested on the roof top of his house on January 7.   “It was discovered that the accused had falsely taken the credentials of one Inufin David Taiwo, an Abuja-based lawyer, under the guise of helping him to secure job in an oil company, only to come to Ilorin and start practising as a lawyer with the photocopies.   “It was revealed that the suspect has practised as a legal practitioner and appeared in several matters at all levels of Nigerian courts, up to the Supreme Court, winning several cases in the process.   “Found in his possession at the point of arrest included complete legal practitioner’s robe, legal books, complimentary cards, copies of legal processes filed in several courts and other incriminating items relating to his fraudulent legal practice.   “The owner of the certificates, who claimed to know the suspect, said that Adogun was a client at the office where he observed the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps.”   In her ruling, Magistrate I.O Olawoyin, remanded the accused in Mandala Medium Prison and adjourned the case till February 1.   Source: Dailynigeria.com
The Kasoa Divisional Police Command has arrested a 65 year old man for defiling a 6 year old girl at Buduburam  a suburb in the Central region. The suspect, Mr. Gabriel Francis according to Banahene Agyekum our correspondent, has been defiling the minor for so long until he was arrested on Tuesday. The victim confessed to the police that, the suspect inserts his fingers into her private part and has done that on several occasions.    
A 32 year old woman, Ama Kora has allegedly killed her husband at Krakrom in the Wassa Amanfi District of the Western region by hitting him with a chair accusing him of been a drunkard. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, our regional correspondent, Christopher Anto said the suspect, hit the husband while arguing. ‘’The two were arguing and in anger, the woman hit him in the head with a chair leading to his death.’’ According to him, the body has been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.    
Accra Circuit Court has remanded four persons who allegedly conspired and robbed Madam Akua Donkor, Founder and Leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) at gunpoint last Monday. Yakubu Yusif, a Trader, Barnabas Kayase, a Driver, Opoku Agyemang, a Trader and Abdul Razak Shaibu of the GPRTU Task Force, reportedly robbed Madam Donkor of her travelling bag containing plane ticket, Ghanaian passport, Voter’s ID, an amount of $30,000 and GH₡ 3,000.00 at Sowutuom in Accra. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges but the Court presided over by Mrs Abena Adjin Doku Oppong remanded them into police custody to reappear on January 23.  The facts of the case as presented by Chief Superintendent of Police Duuti Tuaruka were that the Complainant, Madam Akua Donkor, Founder and Leader of the GFP who resides in Ayikuma, Accra, while Yakubu is a Trader and the Central Regional Chairman of the GFP, Barnabas is a Driver and Secretary of the same party and resides at Kotobabi. He said Opoku is a trader at Taifa and Abdul Razak is also a member of the GPRTU Task Force, Odorkor branch, while their accomplices Joe and Nuamah are now at large. He said Yakubu and Barnabas had information that the complainant had in her possession US$ 30,000 which she intended to travel with, so they agreed with the other accused persons to rob her of the said amount. He said Opoku called the complainant to meet him in his house at Taifa for some discussions, so she went together with Yakubu and Barnabas. At the house, Barnabas demanded that the complainant pay an amount of GH₡ 20,000.00 to him or else he would prevent her from travelling while Opoku also demanded that she hand over her car keys to him all of which she declined resulting in a misunderstanding between them. According to the prosecution, the three accused persons then secretly planned to contract some armed robbers to kill the complainant so that they could share her properties including cars, and the amount she brought to Opoku’s house. Chief Superintendent of Police Tuaruka said thereafter Yakubu and Barnabas called Abdul Razak on phone to arrange for Joe and Nuamah to carry out the operation. He said on December 30, 2016, at about 0230 hours, complainant together with Yakubu and Barnabas on board her vehicle Mitsubishi Pajero from Taifa set off to Kotoka International Airport to catch a flight to the United States of America. He told the court that the complainant decided to pass home and on reaching Sowutuom immediately after Agbeve Herbal Clinic area, Opoku called Barnabas to find out where they had reached whiles Abdul Razak, and the accomplices at large were waited to execute their agenda. Soon, the three armed with guns on an unregistered motorbike, appeared behind the vehicle and as soon as Barnabas spotted them, he reduced the speed showing double hazard traffic indicator that the complainant was in the car and subsequently stopped. He said soon as the car stopped the armed men attacked the complainant with guns and demanded that she surrenders all the US Dollars on her or she would be killed, but she declined. The prosecution said the accused person dragged the complainant from the vehicle and snatched her travelling bag containing the above-listed items and escaped. He told the court that a report was made to the police and Yakubu, Barnabas and Opoku were arrested and during interrogation, Barnabas informed the police that they did agree to organise some robbers to rob the complainant at gunpoint. Chief Superintendent of Police Tuaruka said on December 31, 2016, Abdul Razak was arrested when he was called by Yakubu to come for his share of the booty. When he was searched an amount of US$4,900 was retrieved from him, and he admitted the offence mentioning Joe and Nuamah as his accomplices. The prosecution said Abdul Razak stated that after the operation, they shared all the money and threw the bag in a nearby bush at Anyaa. He said Abdul Razak later led the police to retrieve the bag together with a vehicle which was used by him.   Source:GNA
Armed men have reportedly robbed residents at Kojo Oku in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region at gun point. The robbers numbering about six according to Banahene our correspondent were  wielding pump action guns; fired shots in the area and managed to rob five households making away with an amount of GHc 80, 000 and other property. Eight of the residents he added were assaulted and brutalized by the unknown robbers. The robbers managed to escape arrest. The incident occurred at dawn Thursday January 5, 2017. Meanwhile, the residents have called on government to provide them with a police station to prevent such activities in the future.      
A 60 year old Mallam, called Alhassan Abuabakari has been arrested by the Bimbila police in the Nanumba north district for allegedly having canal knowledge with 3 boys aged between 10 and 15 who are Fulanis.   According to a report filed by our Northern regional correspondent Prince Kwame Tamakloe, the Mallam who is a traditional herbal healer has been sodomizing the minors [names withheld] for two straight years.   He said, Alhassan Abukari carries out his heinous act with the victims at gun or knife point threatening to kill them should they scream.   However, luck eluded him as one of the victims he was about sodomizing screamed for help leading to the arrest of the suspect.   He earlier held the victim at knife point threatening to kill him but the victim gathering courage screamed drawing the attention of neighbours who came to his rescue, Tamakloe added. 
A five year-old child has died after being injured by a knife thrown by his father at his mother, Sir Joe our regional correspondent has reported. The suspect, who is currently at large is said to have thrown the knife at the wife for taking his GHc 5 without his approval. The suspect Kwabena Nyarko 35, a cocoa farmer after returning home from the farm realized that an amount of GHc 5 had been removed from where he kept it. The wife when asked said she used the money to prepare meal for the family but the suspect who was angered ordered the wife to give him back the money since he did ask her to take it. The wife refused to pay the money a situation which angered the suspect who subsequently hit the woman threw the knife at her but missed and struck the son. The knife Sir Joe noted got stuck in the neck of the suspect’s son who was rushed to the Adabokrom hospital but the doctor referred them to the Sunyani government hospital but the five-year old boy could not survive as he died on the way to the hospital, Si Joe said.
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