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3 Thiefs Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison



Thiefs Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison

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.

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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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Ghana Receives 756,000 More Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Single-shot Covid-19 Vaccine



Covid-19: GHS To Start Immunisation Exercise For Unvaccinated Citizens On Friday

The delivery on Tuesday evening,  the biggest so far, adds to previous ones of 177,600 and 244,800 doses received in August and September respectively.

The vaccine deliveries are part of the historic COVID-19 vaccine advance procurement agreement signed on 28 March 2021 by AVAT for the purchase of 220 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, with the potential to order an additional 180 million doses.

In total, the 400m vaccines acquired by AVAT are sufficient to immunise a third of the African population. Ama Amoah, Senior Specialist Digital & Internal Communications, Communications and Events Afreximbank, handed over the consignment to Dr Elysee Karikari Agyeman a Member of Health Commodity Group for COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health.

She emphasized that the vaccines were acquired by the Ghana government and not a donation.

The Member States who have ordered vaccines through AVAT will continue to receive shipments for the next following months.

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AVAT was established by the African COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, set up in November 2020 under the African Union chairmanship of President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa.

It is part of the African Union’s COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access Strategy, and its goal of vaccinating at least 60 percent of the African population with safe and efficacious vaccines against COVID-19.

The agreement with Johnson & Johnson was made possible through a US$2 billion facility provided by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), who are also the Financial and Transaction Advisers, Guarantors, Instalment Payment Advisers and Payment Agents, and the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) who coordinated the alignment of the AU Ministers of Finance on the financing arrangements.





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15 Assembly Members And Others Granted Bail For Cursing Regional Minister



15 Assembly Members And Others Granted Bail For Cursing Regional Minister

Fifteen aggrieved Assembly Members who together with three others, invoked curses on specific political and public officials in the Central Region, have been granted GHC5,000 bail each with a surety each, by the Assin Nyankumasi Magistrate’s Court.

They are Sadique Aidoo, P. K. Ocran, Kingsley Enniful, Felix Mensah, William Appiah, Hakim Korankye, Jonathan Birinkorang, Owusu Andoh Aaron, J.Osei Owusu, Robert Tetteh and Akwasi Korankye.

The rest are George Gyimah, Frank Owusu, Ransford Adu, Robert Amissah and their accomplices Abbam, Yaw Antwi and Kojo Mensah.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges of offensive conduct, contrary to section 207 of Act 29/60 and provoking the breach of the peace in the Assin South Area.

Chief of Assin Nsuaem, Nana Kwabena Wadie III, had during proceedings, pleaded with the Court presided over by Mr Samuel Etsie Jnr, for an out-of-court settlement which was granted and the case was adjourned to Friday, November 5, 2021.

Police officer prosecuting, Inspector Abdullai Moro said the accused persons, on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at about 12:00hrs, at the forecourt of the Assin South District Assembly Office, slaughtered a ram, poured bottles of Schnapps and broke eggs to invoke curses on the officials, including the Central Regional Minister, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan.

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The others are Reverend Ntim Fordjor the Member of Parliament for Assin South, Deputy Commander of Police (DCOP) Dennis Abade, Deputy Central Regional Police Commander, Ms. Felicia Amissah, District Chief Executive of Assin South, ACP Augustine Lugugare, Divisional Police Commander, Assin South and DSP Francis Andam Okyere, Assin South Police Commander.

According to the Prosecutor, among the curses were that “the gods will deal with you and your children will be used to pacify the gods”.

It may be recalled that 15 aggrieved Assembly Members were denied their constitutional rights of taking part to confirm the District Chief Executive for the District, after they missed the date for the confirmation.

When they heard that the event was taking place without them, they besieged the forecourt of the Assin South District Assembly with bottles of schnapps, eggs, and slaughtered a ram and rained curses on the officials.





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50Gh Worth Of Plantain And Cassava Dooms Man To 14yrs Of Jail Time



50Gh Worth Of Plantain And Cassava Dooms Man To 14yrs Of Jail Time

The Tepa Circuit Court has given a 24-year-old unemployed man 14 years prison sentence for stealing ¢50 worth of plantain and cassava,

Justice Ezekiel, pleaded guilty to stealing the food items from a farm at Akwasiase, near Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North District and was convicted on his own plea by the court presided by Gwendolyn Millicent Owusu.

Police Chief Inspector, Jonas Newlove Agyei told the court that on September 5th, 2021, the convict who had gone to harvest the plantain and the cassava and was loading them into a sack, was arrested by the owner of the farm.

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Ezekiel, who is an ex-convict, was sent to the Tepa police station together with the foodstuffs valued at ¢50.

He admitted the offence in his caution statement and was charged and brought before the court after investigations.




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