New Juaben robbers were suspects who jumped bail – Police

The Eastern Regional Police Command has said the three persons arrested in connection with a series of robberies in the New Juaben Municipality were remanded suspects who had jumped bail. The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, said they were “very hardened criminals” and persons who were already standing trial. “What we have been able to establish ...

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Gov’t orders financial institutions to install CCTV cameras

security camera on wall in public space

The government has ordered all financial institutions to install CCTV cameras on their premises as part of efforts to combat the increasing rate of robbery attacks on such institutions. As part of the ongoing ‘Operation Calm Life’, the government has also said there will be increased surveillance of financial institutions, including banks, forex bureaus and other microfinance companies. Speaking after ...

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Soldiers to help fight ruthless armed robbers – Gov’t

Ghanaians can expect to see military personnel flooding major cities nationwide as part of efforts to halt the surge in robberies and violent crime in some parts of the country. This was announced by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, after Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia called an emergency meeting with top security officials on Thursday following the increased crime wave. Mr. ...

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Trader robbed, stabbed to death at Obuasi

Knife attack

A 44-year-old trader, Mawuena Paku, has been stabbed to death by an unknown assailant in the Obuasi Municipality of the Ashanti Region. According to police, Mrs. Paku was returning from the market when she was stabbed around the Sam Jonah quarters at about 7:45 pm on Wednesday. The assailant made away with her handbag containing an unspecified amount of money and ...

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COP Dampare, 10 others reassigned amidst soaring robbery cases

Citi News can confirm that Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, Director General of Police Operations, has been reassigned by the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, to head the Research and Planning Department. He is to be replaced immediately by the Eastern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Simon Afeku. Nine others have also been reassigned to take up various positions across the ...

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I hope recent robberies are not politically motivated – Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings

In the wake of the increased instances of robbery and violent crime, Former President Jerry John Rawlings says he hopes the heightened insecurity is not politically motivated. In a statement on social media, he noted some concern that some persons may be orchestrating the upsurge in crime for parochial motives. “Let us hope the recent robbery and killings is downright plain ...

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Lassa fever kills one at Tema General Hospital

Tema General Hospital

One person has been confirmed dead at the Tema General Hospital from Lassa fever. Relatives and Health officials at the facility who came into contact with the deceased are being monitored. The Ghana Health Service had issued an alert on the disease to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals, urging the various health institutions to enhance ...

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Three arrested over Koforidua robbery incidents

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh

Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, says three persons have been arrested for their alleged roles in three separate robbery incidents by a gang of 4 armed men in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, he said the arrest was made after an identification parade, during which the three ...

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St. Vincent College of Education sacks over 70 students with poor grades

st vincent college of education yendi understands that over 70 students of the St Vincent College of Education at Yendi in the Northern Region have been asked to go home for using grade D7 in English, Mathematics and Science to gain admission into the college. According to the school, the decision was taken following a directive from the Executive Secretary for the National Council for ...

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I’m not paid – John Boadu rubbishes Obiri Boahen’s claims

John Boadu, NPP Acting General Secretary

Following complaints from the Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen in a leaked conversation that he has been neglected by the party and not been paid a salary for months, the acting General Secretary, John Boadu, has clarified that only the National Organizer and General Secretary of the party are paid salaries. According to ...

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