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A young man, Mumuni Adakudugu,34, has reportedly slashed four children at Bawku in the Upper East region yesterday [Monday]. Two of the children died on the spot with two others currently on admission at the Presbyterian Hospital after sustaining serious injuries. It remains unclear what caused the young man to carry out the unfortunate action. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Rainbow Radio’s Issah Anthony said, the suspect had returned from Kumasi from a journey. According to him, he stepped out on the premise to go and buy food. He was wielding a cutlass which he reportedly brought from Kumasi. He is said to have slashed the children multiple times unprovoked. He was subsequently apprehended by angry residents in the area, tied up and beaten to pulp. The residents had tied him up so the police could come and arrest him. However, he was pronounced dead after the police arrived at the scene.
The Ashanti regional police command says it has gathered intelligence that may lead to the arrest of the suspect behind the murder of Kumasi based Dess FM news caster. The lead news caster and front desk executive was found in a pool of blood in room Sunday evening. According to ASP Juliana Obeng, the PRO for the region, the police are working hard to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of the 30 year old Ama Adjeiwaa Kodie, who is popularly known as Portia. “We will move on the lead hoping that latest by [close of today [Tuesday], the command should be able to tell us exactly who the perpetrators of the crime is or are,” she said.
Office of the National Chairman for the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, had his office ransacked by alleged thieves. The robbers managed to get away with a cash sum of GHC 6000. Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the politician said: ‘’ “Of the four offices that we have, all of them; the furniture, computers, printers and even the reception desk, everything has been cleared from the place. It is now just rooms that we have. We don’t have anything apart from the workstations and thing they have scattered. “I have been with the investigator. I don’t what they are suspecting. Since yesterday, this is about the third time we have come here. He is just taking pictures in order to make an appropriate report,” he said.
The Amassan Divisional Police Command has arrested an alleged fraudster following a complaint filed at the command by one Sameul Akufo Abrokwah in an alleged money doubling scandal. The complaint is said to have confronted one Nana Ali the suspect, who promised to double money for him [Victim] so he could expand his business. Addressing the media, the Commander, Chief Superintendent Yiribaare Francis, who confirmed the story said the suspect, promised to conjure money and assist the victim recover from some spiritual challenges he was going through. He also revealed that the suspect reportedly bolted with an amount of GHc 7,000 after asking the victim to pay so he could double it for him. He said the two have been contacting each other from April 4, 2018 until he was arrested on April 9, 2018. The police he noted is currently investigating the matter and will soon process him for court. Chief Superintendent called on the public to assist the police with any information to assist with their investigation. He cautioned the public to desist from the quest for quick money so they will not fall prey to tricks and fraudsters like Nana Ali. The suspect he added is a spiritualist with a shrine within the locality he was arrested.
A tenant has reportedly inflicted machete wounds on his landlord at Sefwi Wiawso over cocoa cash. Narrating the story on Nyankonton Nu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our reporter Christopher Anto said, the suspect, a farmer who was taking care of the landlord’s farm went to his landlord to demand for his share of cocoa they’ve sold over the past four months. According to him, the tenant, Alhassan 32, angrily went to his landlord to demand for his share of GHc6, 800 proceeds from the sale of the cocoa he harvested. Christopher Anto indicated that, the tenant was to receive GHc2,700 representing one third of the total amount. However, the suspect angrily inflicted wounds on his landlord for refusing to give him the money. The incident occurred on Monday April 1, 2018 at around 5:30pm. The suspect is currently on the run whereas the landlord is on admission at the hospital.
10 Nigerian nationals have been arrested by the Madina Divisional Police Command for suspected cyber fraud. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Charles Domanban, the Madina Divisional Police Commander, who disclosed this in an interview with Ghana News Agency, said the suspects were arrested at Ashongman. They are Diamond Andy 22, Benson Romeo 20, Randy Samuel 25, Kelvin Agho 23, Osas Igbo 21, David Okondu 23, Praise Onyekwena, Ohis David 25, Duru Wisdom 22, and Uyi Ighodaro. ACP Domanban said at 1400 hours on March 21, 2018, the Kwabenya Police Patrol team, trailed a taxicab whose occupants appeared suspicious to them to Oforikrom, a suburb of Ashongman Estates. He said the team followed the taxi to an a-four-bedroom house and on their arrival, other tenants attempted to escape, ‘but they were all quickly rounded up.’ They noted that they were Nigerians numbering 10. The team, therefore, requested for reinforcement and the Kwabenya District Commander led “Combat 9” to the scene. The patrol team intercepted nine laptop computers, six internet modems, five mobile phones and fifty-four SIM cards which they use for their activities. ACP Domanban said the case had been referred to the Cyber Crime Unit at the Police Headquarters for further investigation. In another development, the Madina Police Divisional Commander said 24 suspected drug peddlers were arrested on March 15, at about 11:30hours, when the Kwabenya District Command and “Brovo Lion One” team in a joint operation, carried out a swoop at a drinking spot near the Taifa Polyclinic at Taifa Burkina. He said a substance suspected to be Hashish in a small container was found in an abandoned kiosk nearby, but nobody claimed ownership of the substance. The suspects have been detained at Taifa Police Station for screening. In a similar exercise at Dome Cemetery, the team arrested four other suspects who were later conveyed to the Police CID Headquarters for further investigations. – Source: GNA
Three persons, comprising a soldier, a policeman and an unemployed man, have been arrested for allegedly attacking and robbing some customers of banks on the Spintex Road, Lapaz and other parts of Accra. The names of the suspects have been given by the police as Corporal Bernard Tsagli, a soldier attached to the 37 Military Hospital; Corporal Isaac Amejor, a policeman attached to the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) Unit at the Police Headquarters, and Crosby Ofori, aka Fiifi, unemployed. They are said to have been harassing their victims and taking money from them at gunpoint. Complaints Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr George Alex Mensah, said the police had received numerous complaints from persons who had fallen victim to the operations of the soldier and his accomplices. He said most of the victims, who were accosted after withdrawing various amounts of money from their bank accounts, claimed they were falsely arrested by some men in military and police uniforms on allegations that they (the victims) had obtained their money through fraud. Mr Mensah said one of the victims had reported to the police that four military men in uniform who were using a taxi had dragged her from a public commercial vehicle, claiming they were arresting her for cashing money she had obtained through cybercrime from a bank. He added that the suspected robbers allegedly collected GH¢4,000 from the victim at gunpoint and later abandoned her at a place. Another victim is also said to have reported to the La-Bawaleshie Police that about 3:30 p.m. on February 2, 2018, four men in police and military uniforms aboard a taxi cab robbed him of GH¢2,265 at gunpoint. Most of the victims said they were robbed after withdrawing money from the Mile Seven branch of the Global Access Bank, while others said they were attacked at Lapaz, the Spintex Road, Abattoir and some other parts of Accra. Police intelligence, according to Mr Mensah, showed that the suspected robbers sometimes laid ambush near a bank to monitor their victims, trail and attack them on the road or in their homes. He noted that the police arrested the three suspects, based on intelligence, at the Mile 7 Goil Filling Station while they were trying to take money from one of their victims. He said the police had since commenced investigations into the matter. Earlier arrest This is the second time that Corporal Tsagli has been arrested in connection with a similar crime. On May 14, 2017, he was arrested, together with a taxi driver, when he pulled over a taxi at the Nhyiraba Kojo City Night Club, near the Sakumono Community 18 Global Access Bank in Accra after he had allegedly collected GH¢1,500 from one of his victims. During a search on the two suspects after their arrest, the police retrieved a taser and a pair of handcuffs believed to have been used to harass their victims. Daily Graphic
The Ashanti regional police command has arrested two suspects namely: Vikuniba Joe Zoot, 25, and Kozel Borama, 25, for attempting to sell the head of a five year old boy they beheaded. According to the police, at about 7:00pm on Wednesday March 7, 2018, the two suspects all from Tongo, in the Upper East region, approached one Sheik Alhaji Mohammed Maaye, a spiritualist at Suame to sell the human head to him. The spiritualist expressed his interest and agreed to pay an amount of two thousand five hundred Ghana cedis (2,500.00). He however arranged with the police on the blind side of the suspects to get them arrested. The police acting upon the information, stormed the residence of the priest and apprehended the suspects who were in the process of handing over the head of the minor, to the priest in a black polythene bag. Addressing the media today [Friday], regional commander for Kumasi, DCOP Ken Yeboah said, the suspects later led the police to retrieve the headless body of the deceased at the outskirt of Ampabame near Sokobon in an uncompleted building. Information so far revealed that, the deceased was residing with his parents at Suame in Kumasi. The suspects he added confessed to the crime and would be processed for court on Monday March 12, 2018. He was however quick to add that, the police ''is still conducting further investigation into the matter''. Meanwhile, three other suspects in connection with a foiled robbery incident at Abenkyim near Bekwai have also been arrested. The three suspects namely: Samuel Agyekum, 18, Boakye Ansah,24, and Innocent Amoako alias stonky,19, had planned to rob a filling station at Abenkyim near Bekwai. DCOP Yeboah told journalists that, the suspects confessed of their plan to rob the filling station during interrogation.
The Ashanti regional police command has arrested two suspects namely: Vikuniba Joe Zoot, 25, and Kozel Borama, 25, for attempting to sell the head of a five year old boy they beheaded. According to the police, at about 7:00pm on Wednesday March 7, 2018, the two suspects all from Tongo, in the Upper East region, approached one Sheik Alhaji Mohammed Maaye, a spiritualist at Suame to sell the human head to him. The spiritualist expressed his interest and agreed to pay an amount of two thousand five hundred Ghana cedis (2,500.00). He however arranged with the police on the blind side of the suspects to get them arrested. The police acting upon the information, stormed the residence of the priest and apprehended the suspects who were in the process of handing over the head of the minor, to the priest in a black polythene bag. Addressing the media today [Friday], regional commander for Kumasi, DCOP Ken Yeboah said, the suspects later led the police to retrieve the headless body of the deceased at the outskirt of Ampabame near Sokobon in an uncompleted building. Information so far revealed that, the deceased was residing with his parents at Suame in Kumasi. The suspects he added confessed to the crime and would be processed for court on Monday March 12, 2018. He was however quick to add that, the police ''is still conducting further investigation into the matter''. Meanwhile, three other suspects in connection with a foiled robbery incident at Abenkyim near Bekwai have also been arrested. The three suspects namely: Samuel Agyekum, 18, Boakye Ansah,24, and Innocent Amoako alias stonky,19, had planned to rob a filling station at Abenkyim near Bekwai. DCOP Yeboah told journalists that, the suspects confessed of their plan to rob the filling station during interrogation.
Suspected armed robbers have gunned down a mobile money agent and taken away an undisclosed amount of money at Sefwi Adabokrom in the Bia District of the Western region. According to an eyewitness account, the deceased was an agent who receives sales from other mobile money agents within the area and deposits them at the bank. He was reportedly accosted by the armed men and shot in the chest and died on the spot. ‘’He was a mobile agent and receives sales from other mobile money agents, distributes recharge cards. He was accosted by the unknown armed men, shot in the chest and the undisclosed amount taken away from him,’’ the witness stated. On February 7, 2018- a mobile money vendor was shot at Bomso in the Oforikrom Constituency of the Ashanti Region following an attempt rob him. An eyewitness who narrated the incident to Abusua News said, the AK47 wielding armed robbers stormed the community in broad daylight and started firing ...
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