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Eight persons including an ex military officer have been arrested for dealing narcotics. ASP Joseph Benefo Darkwah, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, made this revelation at a press briefing at the Tema Regional Police Headquarters. He said the Regional Command arrested 9 persons, including an ex-military officer, suspected to be dealing in narcotics. Warrant Officer Class Two George Hagan, aged 52 years, was arrested with a black handbag containing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. The other suspects included: Kojo Nyarko, 32 years, Alhassan Abdulaia.k.a Cubicle, Seth Onomah 37, Seletian Duboss, 48, Joshaua Afrifa 53, and Alhassan Nuhu 24. The rest were: Jerry Atibire 58 and Desmond Wogah 28 years. He said suspects were picked up at various hide outs within the Ashaiman Municipality and were currently in police custody assisting in investigations. Items found on them included 258 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, two boxes of matches, seven packets of assorted cigarettes, five cigarette filters, five lighters and 14 pairs of scissors.   Source: GNA 
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested businessman alleged to have contracted a man she contracted to kill her business partner reported her to the police. The suspect, Joyce Antwi, aged 41 was arrested by police on Saturday, May 27. The police says the suspect contacted the hitman to assassinate her business partner over a debt of GHc 99,000. The suspect was loaned the amount to enable her expand her business and promised to pay back her debt by April 2017. Addressing the press, Regional Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah said Joyce Antwi informed the hitman on the 23rd of May, to assassinate her business partner, offering an amount of GH¢5,000, of which she made an initial payment of GH¢2,500.   “Joyce Antwi then asked the complainant to execute the job in the afternoon since the victim’s husband and children will be out of the house.”   “On Friday, 26th of May, the suspect, Joyce Antwi took the complainant to the house of the victim at Buokrom Estate to show him the house,” DCOP Ken Yeboah stated.   However, the man who was allegedly contracted by the man to kill the business partner alerted the police. The police “on the 27th of May went to the victim’s residence and asked her to call the suspect to come to her residence which she obliged and she was arrested,” the commander said.   Joyce Antwi subsequently confessed to the crime in her caution statement during interrogation and is in police custody, assisting with further investigations.
A thirty year old taxi driver has allegedly stabbed a Senior High School (SHS), student at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region over GHc 100. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, Nana Akosua Amponsah said, and the suspect was infuriated after the victim whose name was given as Rita, failed to accept his proposal but took his GHc 100 in pretext of loving him. According to her, the suspect Isaac, trailed the victim and stabbed her after she refused to refund The victim is currently on admission at the Sunyani Government Hospital.      
The Kasoa Divisional Police command has arrested three young men for allegedly stealing electric cables. The suspects were identified as Danjumah Mohammed 29, Ibrahim Aggrey 19 and Enoch Adam 22.   Narrating how the police effected the arrest of the three suspects, the Divisional Commander, ACP Dennis Abade said residents gave the police a tip-off that a taxi had  loaded  electricity cables which they suspected were stolen. The police he noted traced the vehicle to a shop where the two occupants of the taxi were arrested together with the owner of the shop. He said, after interrogation, the two occupants of the taxi with registration number GW 9613-14 confessed stealing the cables, from some  poles. The two had conveyed the cables to the shop so the owner could smelt and use them for cooking pot, the commander said.   The suspects he added  will be arraigned before court on Monday.
A traditional priest Komfo Pashew popularly called Nana Express has sustained knife injuries after he was allegedly stabbed by one Kojo Benson for snatching his fiancée at Nyamekye a suburb of Atwima Mponua district in the the Ashanti region. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent Abdul Malik Anokye said, the suspect together with his fiancée, Janet Ocloo went to see the priest to help them make babies. However, the priest reportedly performed a magic on the lady and started having an affair with her. Kojo Benso who was given a tip-off by friends confronted the priest about his relationship with the fiancée. The priest is said to have denied having an affair with the lady but Janet Ocloo reportedly told her fiancée that she could no longer date him. The suspect who was angered by the situation picked a knife, stormed the shrine of the priest and inflicted knife wounds on him. The priest is said to have sustained eye injuries which may cause him his sight. He is currently on admission at the Bibiani Government Hospital whereas the suspect has bolted.    
A nine year-old girl in Adukrom near Aasankragua in the Western region has been defiled repeatedly by a 50 year old farmer. According to Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Odeshiaba Kwadwo, the farmer, Agya Nketiah has been abusing the 9 year old girl for a very a long time. Kwadwo said the suspect has been targeted by some angry residents in the area because he’s fond of abusing minors sexually. Traditional leaders in the area have vowed to let the suspect perform some rites to pacify the gods them later he will be handed over to the police for prosecution.      
The Kasoa police command on Wednesday intercepted a pink  Sprinter mini bus with registration number, GR 6974-14 carrying items suspected to have been stolen. Narrating the incident to Rainbow Radio, the Divisional Police Commander ACP Dennis Abade said, whiles his men were on patrol, they spotted the mini bus coming with full speed and all attempt to stop the driver failed. So the boys had to fire warning shots and the car came to a stop but the occupants jumped out of the car and run away. He added, ‘’when the men got closer, they saw bags of rice, sugar and other provisions. The car was driven to the police station only for us to know that, someone’s shop had been broken into at the Kasoa New Market.’’ He revealed further that, the case was under investigation. Speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Banahene Agyekum he said, due to the persistent robberies in Kasoa township, the police have come up with vigorous patrol system. The Kasoa township he added has been zoned into areas and every night, ''we send men to patrol from 6pm -6am.'' ACP indicated the initiative has reduced criminal activities in the Kasoa township and residents are moving about their usual activities. In a related development, a young man Faisal Abdulai, 24 has also been arrested for attempting to swap a fake phone to an unsuspected victim. The ACP said, the person had a fake phone and after showing the original phone to the buyer, he swapped it with the fake phone but luck eluded him and was arrested by the patrol team. Meanwhile, the patrol team on Friday had information that, one Abdul Rahman who was standing trial for robbery, was in town preparing to rob some residents. ‘’Police proceeded to the place and when he got to know that police were approaching, he took to his heels, firing warning shots for people to pave way for him to escape and in the course of it, his warning shot hit a civilian by name Gabriba Alhassan who is currently on admission at the Police Hospital. The police however outrun this armed robber and arrested him and his accomplice and they are in custody.’’ According to him, the residents after the arrest made an attempt to lynch the suspect but the police managed to foil that attempt. ‘’He is wounded and receiving treatment,’’ he added. The ACP decried that is was difficult for them to trace where these criminals get their locally manufactured guns to operate. ''They are locally manufactured. They are not guns that are imported. So far we do not have any evidence that there is a local manufacturer here but we still investigating.'' He gave the assurance that the police will intensify their patrol to ensure arm robbery in the Kasoa township is reduced. ''We will continue the patrols day and night to ensure that armed robbery in Kasoa becomes a thing of the past.''                
A 25 year-old man, Patrick Kwaku is wanted by the Achimota Mile 7 Police for stealing an amount of GHc30, 000 belonging to his employer, a trader at Ofankor Timber Market. The Director of Public Affairs for the Ghana Police Service, Supt. Cephas Arthur in a press release said, the suspect bolted with the said amount when he was asked to deposit it in the employer’s account. The statement said, ‘’the Amasaman District Magistrate Court, has issued a warrant for his arrest. ‘’The suspect is 5 feet 2 inches tall, dark in complexion, stoutly built, has medium eyes and small ears. He was last seen in an ash T-shirt over a white pair of trousers at Timber Market on 11TH May, 2017,’’ the statement revealed. ‘’He [Suspect] is suspected to be hiding in Koforidua, Kumasi, Cape Coast or Accra. Anyone with information with information on his whereabouts should kindly report to the Achimota Mile 7 Police or nearest Police station or call MTN and Vodafone short code 18555 for a handsome reward,’’ the statement concluded.    
The body of a 15 year old  boy has been found dead in a graveyard at Ankaase a farming community near Daadieso in the Western region. From reports gathered, the boy was found dead with his private part (genitals) removed. Some residents are of the view that the boy was murdered for ritual purposes.   Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s reporter, Christopher Anto confirmed the story but added that no arrests have been made.     Other parts of the body removed include; the tongue, and hands.
The Central Regional Police Command has retrieved 24 scissors from five suspected armed robbers who were arrested on Wednesday in Cape Coast. The arrest was part of a "war" on criminal activities in the region. Confirming the incident the  Central Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Reverend David Ampah Benin, said the swoop was part of activities to make the region unattractive to criminals.   The five, including Mohammed Mustapha, 53, Emmanuel Amoah, 21, Ekow Bentil, 18, Agbovie Mensah, 22, and Ekow Ewusie, 21, were arrested during a special operation conducted by the police at Nstin, a suburb of Cape Coast.   He said items retrieved from the suspects included 24 scissors, 10 knives, a hammer, crow bar, chisel, tape recorder, television, instruments used to administer narcotic drugs, 6 lighters and 27 CDs. Some other suspects he revealed jumped into the sea and swam to safety.   The police according to him, found a taxi cab with registration number, GT 5383-12, suspected to have been used by the suspects to steal goats.
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