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Popular radio preacher in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Nana Nkwantabisa, has been allegedly stabbed to death by a taxi driver. The bizarre incident occurred during a highway brawl between the two which resulted in the untimely death of the pastor. The driver is currently on the run. According to eye-witnesses, the incident happened at Race Course Junction around Appremdo at about 9 pm on Monday. The deceased, about 40 years, who also own a Church at Assakae, was driving a Benz saloon when he picked a quarrel with the taxi driver as to who had the right of the way. In the ensuing exchanges, the taxi driver was said to have pulled a knife from his car and stabbed the pastor on the chest. Onlookers quickly moved to the scene and rushed the pastor, who was bleeding profusely, to the Jemimah Hospital at Kwesimintsim but he was pronounced dead on arrival. The body has since been deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital morgue for autopsy. Meanwhile, the police have mounted a man hunt for the taxi driver.    Source: The Finder 
The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection to black market trading of petrol.   The suspects, Razak Karimu, 35 and Shamsudin Sullemana, 25 were arrested Tuesday morning in the act of off-loading gallons of petroleum products from a VW Van with registration number GT. 7869 H. The suspects were arrested together with the petroleum products. In all, 50 ‘’20 gallons of petroleum products were retrieved. The Greater Accra Regional Commander DCOP Osaberima Oware Asare Pinkro III in an interview said this is the beginning to clamp down black market operators in the oil industry. According to him, the regional command on April 4, 2017 received complaint from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to the effect that, some people have been selling petroleum products in gallons at Alajo junction against the provisions of the law. Besides contravening the NPA Act, the sale of the products in gallons is not safe as it is a fire hazard, he explained. The suspects he added are now in custody and will assist the police in investigation. The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) had complained that the illegal activities if not checked will lead to more than 4,000 employees losing their jobs.  Meanwhile, the vehicle has been impounded.    
The Police has arrested the Stanbic Bank worker who allegedly defrauded the bank’s customers to the tune of GHc900,000. Martha Amakye who is an outsourced worker of the bank from Noswall Management Service, a recruitment agency, was arrested at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region based on a tip-off. The suspect allegedly collected various sums of monies from clients of the bank between 2015 and 2016 with the notion of investing them in fixed deposits. She was declared wanted by the Ghana Police Service after she absconded.    
A gambler has killed his friend at Tumu in the Upper West Region. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, our correspondent, Nuhu Abubakar said the suspect who is currently at large and age 16, stabbed the friend age 13, after a fight erupted between them. According to him, the 13 year old was rushed to the hospital but died upon arrival.    
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 
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