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Taxi Driver Slapped With Over 30 Months Of Imprisonment For Driving A Policeman On His Bonnet

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A Koforidua Circuit court has sentenced a 37-year-old taxi driver to 30-months imprisonment for speeding off with an Officer of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service lying on his car bonnet.

The convict, Daniel Ofori, 38 has been additionally banned from driving for five years.

He was found guilty of two counts of dangerous driving contrary to Section 383 of the Road Traffic Offences Act, 2004 and resisting arrest contrary to Section 226 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960.

He was sentenced to six months and 24 months on each count to run concurrently and in hard labour.

Presenting the facts before her Honour, Mercy Adei Kotei, the Prosecuting officer, Inspector Gershon Defiamakpor said the the driver was declared wanted by the Police for running away after committing a road traffic offence.

According to him, the convict, was on February 28, last year spotted at the Galloway junction by a Community Protection Assistant driving a Toyota Corolla cab with registration number GW 7484-14 from Koforidua township towards Adweso.

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He said two MTTD officers, Corporal Ofei Konadu and Sergeant Asante Peperah ordered the convict to stop but he refused.

Inspector Gershon told the Court, the driver, instead attempted to knock down one of the Police officers who stood in front of the car.

Sergeant Asante Peperah, Mr. Gershon said, jumped and laid on the bonnet of the taxi upon sensing danger.

Inspector Gershon explained that the driver drove off with speed to a distance of more than 350 meters until another car crossed his vehicle, forcing him to stop.

He was arrested and charged with dangerous driving and resisting arrest but was later granted bail after he pleaded not guilty.

The Court, however, found him guilty after more than a year of trial.

 

 

 

 

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Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

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Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

The Upper East Regional Co-ordinating Council has banned the wearing of smocks in Bawku township with immediate effect.

In a press statement signed by Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu, the Council indicated that the decision was taken after consultation with the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

The imposition according to the release seeks to address the use of smocks by “criminals or unscrupulous elements to hide arms and ammunitions and attack opponents or innocent civilians.”

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Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

Residents in Bawku are therefore urged to take note of the directive to be enforced by Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) and comply until further notice.

Individuals who fail to heed the directive the Council noted “will be dealt with accordingly.”

 

 

 

 

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Accra Ranked 3rd Most Polluted City In Africa – World Air Quality Report

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Accra is the 3rd most polluted city in Africa, according to the 2020 World Air Quality Report, published by Swiss firm, IQAir.

The Malian capital, Bamako, topped the list of most polluted African cities, with the air quality there considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups”.

Sebokeng in South Africa followed in the 2nd position.

The city of Vereeniging in South Africa is 4th, while Kampala in Uganda is 5th, followed by the South African cities of Soshanguve, Sasolburg, Pretoria, Springs, Midstream and Ga-Rankuwa and Johannesburg in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th respectively. 11 South African cities were among the top 15 most polluted cities in West Africa.

Abidjan was ranked 13th most polluted city in Africa and 3rd in West Africa.

The report which excluded cities in Nigeria, however, did not measure the economic impact of pollution on the respective cities and countries.

According to the report, the severity of air pollution in Africa and its resulting health impact is difficult to quantify, as air quality data is limited.

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For most regional locations, the report said insights must be inferred from satellite data. By this method, it is estimated that air pollution claims up to 780,000 African lives annually.

In 2020 alone, the report said the Africa region’s air quality monitoring network grew across five new countries (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and Kenya) and 10 new cities.

However, data in the region remains sparse.

41 African countries, the report noted, lack air quality monitoring data, leaving nearly a billion people without the information necessary to make important health decisions.

South Africa is the only African country with a public, real-time governmental air quality monitoring network.

Data for every other country in the report is supplied by either U.S. State Department monitors or non-governmental monitors, contributed by individuals and organsations.

 

 

 

 

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2 Female Students Expelled From UPSA For Allegedly Engaging In Lesbianism Acts

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2 Female Students Expelled From UPSA For Allegedly Engaging In Lesbianism Acts

Two female resident students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have been expelled from the institution’s hostel for allegedly engaging in a threesome sexual activity with a non-resident male.

According to a statement by the institute, the said females fondled each other during their sexual escapade and engaged in some form of lesbianism.

“Engaging in acts of lesbianism is contrary to Section 1.28.11(g) of the Student Handbook of the University of Professional Studies, Accra; 2018 and Schedule G 8.3 (23) of the Statute of the University.

“They have since been dismissed from UPSA Hostel awaiting further sanctions from Management,” part of the announcement read.

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The management further announced that the notice should serve as a deterrent to all resident students.

The school also cautioned resident students to avoid harbouring “perchers” and accommodating visitors be beyond 10 pm.

“Desist from sexual misconduct and observe all other rules and regulations in the Hostel as well as the Student Handbook. Any student caught infringing any of the regulations will not be spared,” it warned.

 

 

 

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