Tag Archives: Crime

Ghana to partner Nigeria to fight crime

Bryan Acheampong

The government of Ghana has indicated that it will join forces with its neighbor Nigeria to deal with the evolving security threat within the West African Sub-region. There have been recent reports of terrorist attacks and other security concerns in countries such as Mali, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Analysts have called for close collaboration between governments in the continent to ...

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A/R: Robbery suspect gunned down during escape attempt

Police in the Ashanti Region have shot and killed a suspected armed robber who jumped bail in a narcotics case pending at the Nkawie Circuit Court in the Atwima Nwabiagya District. Issah Wedam, whose age was not given by the police, was suspected to be part of a gang involved in recent robberies on the Esaase-Bokankye stretch on the main ...

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W/Region: Father jailed 15-yrs for raping daughter

Woman Arrested

A 45-year-old mason, who was arrested for impregnating his biological daughter, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Tarkwa Circuit Court. Samuel Ansah had pleaded guilty to the charge of incest and was convicted on his own plea. The victim, a first-year Junior High School (JHS) student is carrying a two-month-old pregnancy. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana ...

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Rawlings slams persons doubting robberies could be political

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has hit back at critics who downplayed his fears that the recent spate of armed robberies recorded in parts of the country could be politically motivated. In reaction to the condemnations that his fears were far-fetched, Mr. Rawlings retorted that none of the skeptics “are in a position to recognise security related power play better than me.” ...

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Driver remanded for possessing firearms

An Accra Circuit Court on Friday, remanded one Fataw Fuseini, a 25-year-old driver for possessing firearms and threatening one Suleiman Alhassan with a gun until March 8. Fataw was remanded, even though his plea was not taken, because of the lack of a Dagbani interpreter at the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh. Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector, Kwabena Adu, told ...

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Govt’s 7-point plan to halt surge in robberies

Following the dramatic surge in robberies and violent crime in the past month a meeting was called by the Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia with top security officials the government to put in place urgent measures to stem the tide. As part of its plan, the government has said that: There will be heavy military and police presence in major cities ...

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A/R: Police personnel in offices to join patrol teams

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has begun processes to move its personnel stationed at offices in various units and departments to join the patrol teams. The move according to the command is part of measures to augment the number of personnel on patrols and also intensify the fight against crime in the region following recent robbery incidents in the Greater ...

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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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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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