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Dr Stephen Opuni, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), who is standing trial with businessman Seidu Agongo for causing financial loss to the state, ordered that the testing of Lithovit Foliar fertiliser be truncated 6 months after the testing started, prosecution witness, Dr Franklyn...
Some 22 persons allegedly engaged in drug trafficking have been arrested in a joint operation by the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), the police and their counterpart agencies in Nigeria. A joint statement from the agencies said substantial quantities of drugs and an amount of USD22, 000 were seized from the...
The Ashanti Regional Police Command led by DCOP Mr Kwasi Mensah Duku on Thursday retrieved a cache of weapons from a robbery scene at Manso Ayirebikrom. DCOP Kwasi Mensah Duku together with some senior and junior ranks of the service retrieved four AK47, one G3, one pump action, one SMG...
A Police officer with the SWAT Unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command has died after he was shot by some masked men who were on a robbery operation at Ayirebikrom near Manso Nkwanta. The deceased officer, whose name has been withheld, was on duty with his colleague when...
Two armed robbers that attacked four people at different locations at Jachie-Krofurom in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region have been sentenced to a total of 40 years’ imprisonment by the Asante Bekwai Circuit Court, presided over by Fredrick Nawura. Jerry Joel Kwadwo Okine, 22, and George Wireko aka...
Tears rolled down the face of Patrick Frimpong when he and his friend Charles Miraku were sentenced to a total of 25 years imprisonment for stealing an Itel mobile phone. Frimpong and Miraku both aged 20 years were sentenced to 15 years and 10 years respectively on Tuesday, July 10,...
A metro Mass transit bus transporting passengers from Koforidua in the Eastern region to Kumasi in the Ashanti region was attacked by heavily armed men Monday dawn. Nine other vehicles were also robbed by the armed men in Manukrom forest on the Kumasi-Koforidua road. The Ashanti regional director of Metro Mass...
A fake medical doctor has been arrested at a facility near the La cemetery area in Accra. The suspect, Titus Amidu Adandada was arrested during a raid led by Medical and Dental council and the Police. According to the Registrar of the Council, Dr Eli Atikpui, Mr Adandada posed as a...
A 40-year-old married man,  with two  wives who took a 15-year-old mentally deranged girl into hiding and sexually assaulted her multiple times for four days, has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment by an Aflao Circuit Court. Jacob Dotse Sedzedo, a farmer and father of two, was sentenced on his...
A Kumasi High Court has slapped a total of 14 years and six months on three people, including a 73-year-old man, arrested for illegally possessing firearms in Ashanti Region. The court presided over by Justice Obiri Yeboah on Wednesday gave the verdict after a seven-member jury found all three persons...
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