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3 Thiefs Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison

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A motor rider, who robbed a man and his family at gunpoint at Oshiyie, near Accra, has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

 

The suspect was said to be in the company of two accomplices who are now at large.

 

His sentence was after the court had found Romeo Mensah, aka Kwame and Amenye, guilty on the charge of conspiracy to rob and robbery at the end of a three-year trial.

 

With Michael Nii Cato, aka Mikay and Kweku Ahale, aka Kwame America, he robbed the complainant of his Honda Pilot vehicle, with registration number GW 7371- 17 valued at $56,000.

Other items taken away by Mensah from Abdul- Basit Munagah, were an iPhone 7 plus, One iPod, an Apple wristwatch, a gold chain valued at $3,500 and other personal effects.

The Court presided over by Mrs Afia Owusuaa Appiah, also sentenced Alhassan Yussif and Aminu Bawa to 18 years imprisonment each on the charge of dishonestly receiving.

The court ordered that Yussif, an ex-convict serving 25 years since the year 2018 on a similar charge of robbery, serve his sentences consecutively.

This means that Yussif, after serving the 25-year jail term handed down by the Kasoa Ofaakor Court, would serve his 18-year jail term imposed by the Circuit Court in Accra.

 

Before sentences were passed, the Prosecution, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, prayed the court to hand down a harsh sentence to serve as a deterrent and like-minded people.

 

ASP Asare suggested to the Court to keep the accused away from the good people living within the community.

Narrating the facts during the proceedings, ASP Asare said in November 2017, the Police had information that a gang of robbers had attacked and robbed Mr Munagah, an information technologist, residing at Oshiyie, near Kokrobite, in the Greater Accra Region.

The prosecutor said Amenye and his accomplices were members of a gang robbery based in both Accra and Tamale.

He said when they decided to rob Mr Manugah, Mensah trailed him to his house and planted an AK 47 rifle and locally made pistols in a nearby bush.

On November 25, 2017, Ahale, Courage Mishio Dodzi, aka Chi, and another, laid ambush around Mr Manugah’s house, near the spot where Mensah had hidden the weapons.

The Prosecution said at about 1930 hours, when Mr Manugah and his wife returned home, Cato and Ahale entered the house, attacked his security man and overpowered him.

He said Dodzi, who was masked and armed with the AK 47 rifle; and Ahale who was also masked and armed with the locally manufactured pistol, ordered Mr Manugah to surrender his vehicle and all other personal effects.

However, his resistance infuriated Dodzi, who opened fire at him but missed.

Ahale also gave warning shots to scare the victim and the others around.

In the process, the robbers took away the vehicle and other items.

The Prosecution said Mensah, who had parked his motorbike at a junction, alighted and rode it, thereby leading his accomplices.

Investigations led to the arrest of the culprits and Mr Manugah’s Apple watch and spectacles were retrieved from Dodzi’s hide out.

The Prosecutor said Alhassan Yussif was arrested on December 31, 2017, while in possession of a stolen Toyota RAV4.

 

 

 

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First Lady of Haiti Demands Justice For Her Husband’s Murder

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  • Haiti said farewell Friday to its slain president Jovenel Moise under tight security at a state funeral marred by an eruption of gunfire outside the venue, highlighting the instability of the impoverished Caribbean country.

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BREAKING!!!!! Haiti's President Killed In His Home

BREAKING!!!!! Haiti’s President Killed In His Home

Just over two weeks after the 53-year-old Moise was shot dead in his home in Port-au-Prince in the early hours of July 7, he was interred in Cap-Haitien, the main city in his native northern region.

 

In an open-air funeral lasting several hours, Moise’s coffin was draped in the red, white and blue Haitian flag and the presidential sash, and surrounded by flowers. Military guards kept watch, and soldiers performed the national and presidential anthems.

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Haiti President’s funeral

One by one, representatives of the government and foreign diplomats stopped to pay their respects to Moise’s widow Martine who was seriously wounded in the attack that killed her husband, and required treatment in the United States.

She had her arm in a sling and wore a black hat and a mask bearing a photo of her late husband on one side.

Killed Haiti President, Jovenel Moïse Buried! [Photos]

Killed Haiti President, Jovenel Moïse Buried! [Photos]

What crime did you commit to deserve such punishment?” she asked in an emotional eulogy, calling Haitian politics “rotten and unfair” and insisting her husband had tried to clean it up before being “savagely murdered.”

“Overnight, he found the whole system lined up against him,” the widow said, nevertheless noting she was not seeking “revenge or violence.”

Despite her praise, the late president was not a popular man — many people accused him of failing to make progress on the country’s many woes.

 

And in a sign of Haiti’s chronic security problems, despite a robust police presence in the streets of Cap-Haitien, gunfire rang out during the funeral, prompting some in attendance to leave early.

Read Also: BREAKING!!!!! Haiti’s President Killed In His Home

US President Joe Biden had sent a high-level delegation to the funeral, including his ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and his new special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote.

 

“Members of the presidential delegation to the funeral of president Moise have arrived safely back in the United States,” Thomas-Greenfield said in a statement, underscoring her country’s committment “to support an inclusive and peaceful dialogue in Haiti.”

 

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Washington remained “deeply concerned about the situation on the ground in Haiti.”

 

“We strongly urge all parties to express themselves peacefully, and call on Haiti’s leaders to be clear that their supporters must refrain from violence,” Sullivan said in a statement.

So far, more than 20 people have been arrested in connection with Moise’s assassination, most of them Colombians, and police say the plot was organized by Haitians with political ambitions and links outside the country.

But the case remains murky, with many unanswered questions, such as how no members of the presidential security detail were wounded in the brazen assault.

Haitians have expressed shock that those tasked with protecting the president and his home failed him so abjectly.

Haiti is riddled with crime and powerful gangs — problems that were exacerbated during Moise’s presidency

Earlier this week, clashes broke out in Cap-Haitien when police chief Leon Charles visited ahead of the ceremony.

He was booed and heckled while inspecting security arrangements for the funeral by local residents who blame him for not protecting Moise.

In Cap-Haitien on Friday, several roads were blocked by barricades and cars in flames. Several businesses were torched. Local and foreign journalists were attacked by protesters.

– Praying for justice -Memorial ceremonies in honor of Moise have been held this week in Port-au-Prince as well.

Attending one of them was new Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who was sworn in Tuesday and vowed to restore order and organize long-delayed elections sought by Haitians and the international community.

Haiti currently has no working parliament and only a handful of elected senators. The interim government installed this week has no president.

Washington has said elections should be held later this year.

Moise had ruled Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, by decree after legislative elections due in 2018 were delayed in following multiple disputes.

As well as presidential, legislative and local elections, Haiti had been due to have a constitutional referendum in September after it was twice postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

 

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COVID-19: Active Cases Recorded Amongst 100 Students In 4 Schools In Kumasi

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At least, four Senior High Schools in the Ashanti region, have recorded over 100 Covid-19 active cases between them as the upsurge in cases continue.

Almost all Districts, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies in the region have recorded cases, thus contributing to the current 840 active cases with 260 deaths.

The increasing spate of Covid-19 positive cases has left health authorities distressed, especially by the outbreak of the disease in Senior High Schools.

“So far, we’ve had outbreaks in 4 Senior High Schools in Ashanti. But if the outbreak is in a congregate setting, then, it makes it more serious in the sense that all of them are together,” Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang revealed.

Read Also: COVID-19: Ghana’s Death Toll Hits 819

“Even if one person is infected, it is likely that, it may spread to the whole school,” he added.

 

So far, the Ashanti region has recorded the Alpha, Beta and Delta variants. The Delta variant is noted for its rapid spread.

 

“What is worrying is that we are having most of the outbreaks in Kumasi Metro and also secondary schools in the region and it’s a cause for worry,” Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang said.

He called for strict enforcement of safety protocols in schools among students and teachers to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Dr. Tinkorang also mentioned blatant disregard for Covid-19 safety protocols, especially at funerals and public places as sources of spread of the virus. He noted that such attitudes do not only erode the gains made in the fight against Covid-19, but makes a third wave very likely in the region.

“One thing that is worrying is the way we organize the funerals in Ashanti. If you go round the whole region, you realize that the community has totally disregarded all the protocols and the guidelines that we’ve given.  That’s the area we need to focus,” he said.

The Regional Health Director wants funerals to be supervised by health authorities and the Police henceforth.

The suggestion comes as the Ghana Health Service draws up modalities on how funerals should be organized in the midst of the pandemic.

Whilst blaming public apathy, Dr. Tinkorang said continued disregard for Covid-19 safety protocols, especially at funerals, can lead to what he described as super spreaders.

 

 

 

 

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COVID-19: Ghana’s Death Toll Hits 819

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that one more life has been lost in the fight against the COVID-19.

As of July 19, 2021, the total number of deaths reported stood at 819.

The Service in its latest update also revealed that Ghana’s active cases have reduced although the figure recorded remains high.

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A total of 3,560 active cases have been recorded in 15 out of 16 regions. The Upper West is the only region without an active case.

A total of 26 out of these cases are said to be severe with 15 others in critical condition.

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Data from the Kotoka International Airport also revealed that 1,895 out of 2,062 returnees who tested positive for the virus have recovered.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 100,250. Out of this figure, 95,871 persons have recovered and have been discharged from various health facilities.

On July 18, the Ghana Health Service reported 818 deaths with a total of 3,618 actives cases being recorded. Some 240 new cases were also recorded.

READ ALSO: 37 Military Hospital Fined GHS1,075,000

Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Region remains the largest hotspot for Covid-19 infection. The region alone accounted for 1,860 active cases as of July 19.

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