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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.
It has been established after investigations were conducted that one Dr. Dauda Amidu Adandada has been operating without accreditation. It would be recalled that on March 27, 2017, the Medical and Dental Council received reports from Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council that, Dr. Dauda Amidu Adandada Titus, has been operating with a valid accreditation. But the Pentecostal and Charismatic Council is demanding for his immediate arrest because he is fake and does not have the necessary accreditation after the necessary investigations had been done. Confirming his arrest, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer for Medical and Dental Council, Dr. Eli Kwasi Atokwei said he was arrested with the assistance of the Police at the Regional Command. According to him, the fake dentist claims he is a medical practitioner. He also claims he has worked at the renal unit at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and a Physician Specialist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Asafo Adjei Hospital in Kumasi. “He goes around saying that he is the CEO of an institution that holds a Medical Excellence Awards and tries to solicit for funding of the said Medical Excellence Awards”,. “We have completed the necessary investigations to ascertain the number of times he has organized the said awards and the beneficiaries”, he said. By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
A 25-year-old man, Paa Kwesi has been apprehended by the Kasoa Police command for allegedly defiling a 5 years old girl (name withheld). According to Mrs Eliszabeth Kumi, the mother of the victim, she sent the ward to buy groundnut but on her way going, the suspect convinced the 5 years old girl to follow him. Paa Kwesi alleged sent the victim to an uncompleted building and reportedly had sex with her through the anus as well as the vagina, today [Tuesday] July 3, 2018 at Amanfrom Top Town.
Reports have it that Radiance Filling station at Adeiso in the Upper West district of the Eastern Region have been invaded by well-built armed robbers at 1am this dawn. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM, Eastern Regional Correspondent, Prince Collins Benin said, these armed robbers on arrival struck the security personnel with a very huge metal while he was trying to shout for help and tied him with a rope. Both male and female staff of Radiance Filling Station were also beaten mercilessly and tied as well. They managed to turn all the lights in the filling station off making it easier for them to gather a lot of assets namely mobile phones and the sales of the day which had not been put into their main save, he added. When a station master, Chief Inspector Kwasi Baah came with the police to the scene at the point where these robbers were busily breaking into the station’s main save, they were unable to fire any shot because the whole area was very dark.They assumed that the workers were also lying at crime scene, he explained. One female staff member was also raped even though she was in her menstrual period by one of these robbers. Her sorrowful pleas to the robber proved futile, he said sadly. These criminals have fled. Nevertheless, one out of the six robbers was shot on arrival by the police and the police are still on guard busily trying to arrest these criminals. By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
The Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced BodySculpt Centre at the Obengfo Hospital at Weija in Accra, Dr. Dominic Obeng-Andoh, has been charged with murder by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service. He was also denied bail when he was processed for court today [Tuesday]. Dr. Andoh was arrested following the death of the deputy director of NEIP under mysterious circumstances. Stacy Offei Darko, 37, reportedly died at the Obengfo Hospital. Her remains, according to her mother, Nana Akosua Anima, was concealed at the facility by Dr. Obengfo for three days before it was sent to the mortuary without the knowledge of the family. Madam Akosua Animah who was heartbroken in her conversation insisted that her daughter was not given proper treatment at the facility and she was informed about her death three days later.
The body of a 23-year-old physically challenged woman has been discovered at the Côte d’Ivoire border in the Western region. Police were called to the border on Friday morning and discovered the body dumped at the border. The woman has not yet been formally identified. Vital parts of her body were removed in what some have described as ritual murder. The breast, tongue, segment of her vagina and other vital parts were removed by the unknown assailants. Rainbow Radio’s Christopher Anto in his report said the body has since been deposited at the St. Luke Private Clinic.
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