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3 jailed 75 years for robbery at Mamprobi

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An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday sentenced three persons who four years ago robbed a retail firm at Mamprobi at gunpoint, and made away with GHc3,710.00 and other valuables to a total of 75 years imprisonment. They are: Hafiz Ali 22 years, aka Send the Money; and Yakubu Shaibu 24 years, aka Jelilu, who had been on remand till date, ...

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Driver in court for impregnating and abusing 15-yr old house help

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Kwasi Akuffo, a 56-year-old driver, on Monday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly impregnating his 15-year-old house help. Akuffo, charged with defilement, has pleaded guilty with explanation. He is said to have continuously defiled the victim after she had delivered. The victim got pregnant during the initial sexual advances from Akuffo. The court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh deferred Akuffo’s ...

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Man held for attempted murder of 8-year old girl

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A 25-year unemployed man, Venyo Yovo, has been arrested by the Juaso police after he reportedly attempted to strangle an eight-year-old girl. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Andrew Anyani, the Asante-Akim South Municipal Commander, who confirmed this, said the incident happened at Juaso. The little girl had been asked by her elder sister to run an errand for her, and ...

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Unemployed man jailed for defiling minor in Achimota Forest

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Kwame Mensah, an unemployed man, who defiled a ten-year-old girl in the Achimota Forest Reserve in Accra, was on Monday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court. Kwame Mensah pleaded not guilty, but was however found guilty on the charge of defilement by the court presided over Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku. Mensah was arrested by members of ...

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52 year-old man jailed for escaping from police custody

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The Tarkwa District court two has sentenced Nana Yaw Bukari, a 52-year-old unemployed to two months imprisonment for unlawfully escaping from police custody. He pleaded guilty and was convicted on his own plea. Prosecuting, Sargent Joseph Lartey, told the court that the complainant is a police officer stationed at Tarkwa, and the accused, a resident of Cyanide, a suburb of Tarkwa. ...

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Man weeps over 10 year jail term for defilement

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Thomas Tetteh, a 34-year-old electrician, on Thursday wept uncontrollably after an Accra Circuit Court sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling an 11-year-old girl at Teshie on different ocassions. Tetteh, who was charged with defilement pleaded guilty and the court presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye convicted him on his own plea. He is ...

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Taylor Swift assault case: Judge throws out DJ’s lawsuit

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Pop star Taylor Swift has won a key victory in her court battle with ex-radio DJ David Mueller, who she claims groped her at a 2013 concert. Mr Mueller, 55, originally sued the pop star for $3m (£2.3m), saying she cost him his job. His claim was dismissed on Friday in a Denver court. US District Judge William Martinez ruled ...

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21-year-old ex-convict gets 20 years for robbery

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Baba Musah, a 21 year-old notorious armed robber based at Awona Nkwana in the Western Region, has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by the Tarkwa Circuit Court. The convict was recently jailed by the same court for committing a similar offense. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. Police Chief Inspector Faustina Celestina Anaman told the ...

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Court throws out Obiri-Boahen’s case against Kofi Adams

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An Accra High Court General Jurisdiction 5 has dismissed an application brought to it by Nana Obiri Boahen, Abronye and David Asante to dismiss a defamation suit brought before it by the National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams. The presiding judge dismissed their application and slapped them with a cost of GH¢3,000.00 The court said ...

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Trader in court for fraud

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A Trader, Cecelia Nyame was on Wednesday put before an Accra Circuit Court for defrauding by false pretense. Cecelia was said to have defrauded one Francis Sarpong Dakudze of an amount of GH¢30,000.00. She pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢50,000.00 with one surety to reappear on July 24. The facts of ...

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