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Captain Smart Charged With Extortion After Demanding Gh100k From Businessman

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Captain Smart Charged With Extortion After Demanding Gh100k From Businessman

Before the Accra Circuit Court 6, today, Wednesday, presided over by His Honour, K.K. Obiri-Yeboah, Captain Smart was charged with two counts of extortion with the use of threat, together with one Eric Daniels Dadzie Copperfield alias Gh Boy, who is alleged to have facilitated Captain Smart’s alleged extortion who is also being charged with abetment of crime.

The complainant, Ahmed Kwabena Nkrumah, a businessman based in Tema, said Captain Smart demanded GHS 100,000 from him to overlook a story of fishy dealings he was allegedly engaged in at the port.

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Though $10,000 was said to have been paid initially, Captain Smart accordingly said the sum was not enough to pacify “elders” and kept calling for the rest of the money to be paid.

He was however arrested while GHS 50,000 was being paid to him at the premises.

Both Captain Smart and Gh Boy pleaded not guilty to the charges, and His Honour, K.K. Obiri-Yeboah has granted them bail in the sum of GHS 50,000 each.

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Each of them is also to present two sureties, who must be relatives.

The case has been adjourned to March 3, 2022.

 

 

 

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Nigerians’ Hearts Sink As BBN’s Liquorose Finally Confirms Her Relationship Status

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Nigerians' Hearts Sink As BBN's Liquorose Finally Confirms Her Relationship Status

Big Brother Naija star, Roseline Afije also known as Liquorose has finally put to rest speculations about her relationship with Emmanuel.

The celebrity dancer left shippers with broken hearts when she revealed that she and not dating anybody at the moment.

Liquorose made this known during a recent interview when the On Air Personality questioned her about her relationship status.

Meanwhile, about two weeks ago, she said that she decided to focus on her career and prioritize building her brand.

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Marwako Food Poisoning: Authority Has No Mandate To Demand Compensation For Victims – FDA

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Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)’s Director of Legal says they cannot demand compensation for victims of the alleged food poisoning at Marwako’s East Legon branch.

Joseph Bennie said the Authority has no mandate to pressure for amends in cash from the eatery to the affected persons.

In an interview with YEN.com.gh, monitored by GhArticles.com, Bennie said the FDA can carry out sanctions in the form of ”a ban, fine, caution, or prosecution” in such cases.

The Acting Director’s comments come amid widespread reports of food poisoning at Marwako’s East Legon branch on social media, leading to the closure of the restaurant.

He said the closure of the eatery was to prevent an escalation of reported cases of food poisoning.

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Speaking on the investigations, Joseph Bennie said the FDA is yet to establish the cause of the food poisoning. ”Investigations will conclude in not less than a week or more,” he told YEN.comgh, sighted by GhArticles.com.

As previously reported that the management of Marwako has appealed to the FDA to open other branches closed down following complaints of food poisoning at its East Legon branch.

PRO for Marwako Fast Food Ltd, Mohammed Amin Lamptey, said while the popular food business accepts the decision of the FDA, the industry regulator, it is only fair for the affected branch to be shut down.

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”The FDA shut down of our branches is quite unfortunate and it is really something that is going to create another problem for Mawako Fast Foods Limited. In as much as we all know that it is an isolated case…we thought that the FDA will focus on the East Legon branch,” Lamptey told reporters on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

 

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Reduce 1.5% E-levy Rate — ISSER To Gov’t

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The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) wants the government to reduce the rate of the controversial electronic transfer levy.

According to ISSER, the government must consider a downward adjustment between 0.5% and 0.75% adding that the 1.5% on all electronic transfers is punitive.

The Director of the institute, Professor Peter Quartey, speaking on the topic: “Harnessing stakeholder engagement and feedback for research impact” at the 2022 ISSER Road Show at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) said with the current 1.5% rate, the government’s goal of mobilizing about GH¢4.1 billion would be missed as more people would avoid using the platform but instead use alternative methods to avoid paying the tax.

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He stated that “The 1.5% E-transaction levy rate is punitive and should be revised downwards to between 0.5% and 0.75% to allow more people to use the service and avoid eroding the gains made in digital financial inclusion.”

The E-levy was introduced by the government in the 2022 Budget for basic transactions related to digital payments and electronic platform transactions.

The levy has sparked controversy because of its impact on mobile money transactions and the impoverished Ghanaians that use it.

 

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