General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: Crime Check Ghana‘Give me my German residency permit, passport or face my wrath' – Man warns NACOBKofi Osei BoatengA 63-year-old angered German ‘burger’, Kofi Osei Boateng is furious over the treatment meted to him by the Narcotics Control Board. Narrating his story to Crimecheckghana, Osei Boateng said, he was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport in 2005 on his way back to Germany for possessing narcotics and was slapped with a 10-year sentence. “I worked in an Automobile company in Germany but I was lured by friends into trafficking Narcotics. Unfortunately for me on my third attempt, I was arrested and everything on me was seized including my German residency permit, passport and some money’ he said. Osei Boateng complained about how the seizure of the items has restricted his movement and any attempt to engage in any business whatsoever.
June 19, 2019 14:48 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: www.ghanaweb.comLIVE UPDATES: Kotoko vs Ashgold (Tier II Special Competition)Kotoko are aiming to win both the Tier 1 and Tier II of the Normalisation Special CompetitionHello good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of the Tier II Special Competition where Asante Kotoko take on Ashanti Gold for a place in the final. Asante Kotoko booked a place in the semi-final of the Tier II Competition following a 2-1 triumph over Berekum Arsenal in the quarter-finals at the Baba Yara Sport Stadium. In their previous matches played in the Tier I of the Special Competition, each of the clubs won their respective matches at home. The Miners emerged as winners of Group A in the Special Competition with the Porcupine Warriors picking up the second spot. Kotoko are already in the final of the Tier 1 competition after beating arch-rivals Hearts of Oak 5-4 on penalties on Sunday.
June 19, 2019 14:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: starrfm.com.ghInciting comment: Nigerian professor faces UEW disciplinary CommitteeAugustine NwagbaraVisiting Nigerian lecturer Professor Austin Nwagbara has been summoned before a six-member investigative committee chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education Winneba for inciting Nigerian community in Ghana following the arrest of some Nigerians for kidnapping. The committee is investigating a viral video in which Professor Nwagbara is heard allegedly inciting the Nigerian community to take up strategies to destroy Ghana’s image as retaliation for the harassment suffered by Nigerians. However, we won’t prevent the law from taking its cause if need be.”What did Professor Nwagbara say? Professor Nwagbara was arrested Tuesday and cautioned on “offence of Offensive Conduct Conducive to the breach of peace,” a police statement said. I’ll suggest something which the embassy can think about; I know they know which they can do immediately at the Nigerians community.
June 19, 2019 12:45 UTC
It was the contention of Mr Afoko that the AG’s decision is unfair and unjust and that same should be declared null and void. Additionally, he claimed that the AG per the provision of Article 296 of the 1992 did not exercise the discretionary power given to her office to enter “Nolle Prose qui” [Discontinuation of a Criminal Case]. The Court ordered that the decision of the AG to enter a “Nolle Prose qui” irrespective of the stage of the trial of Mr Afoko had reached is immaterial. Gregory Afoko’s trial started in 2016 and was nearing completion after the prosecution and the defence had closed their cases. On January 26, 2019, Afoko closed his case after he and his brother, John Ishmael Afoko, had testified.
June 19, 2019 12:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: mynewsgh.comCourt rules on Afoko’s contempt against IGP, CID Boss, one other on July 3Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-ApeatuAn Accra High Court presided over by Justice Jennifer Dodoo has set July 3, 2019 for a contempt case brought against the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu, Director General of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah and one Chief Inspector Nkrumah. The trial judge on Wednesday accordingly ordered the first two Respondents, David Asante-Apeatu and Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, to be present in court on that day at 3pm for her to deliver her ruling. Family of the suspect are citing the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Apeatu and the CID Boss for contempt for violating the court’s directive to release the suspect on bail. It would be recalled that the Appeals Court on April 15, 2019 threw out a suit filed by the Attorney General’s Department for a stay of execution in respect of bail granted the suspect by an Accra High Court. It was the second time the Attorney General made an attempt stop the bail granted the suspect but lost after the first one was on Friday March 22, 2019 thrown out by the High Court presided over by Mr. Justice George Buadi.
June 19, 2019 12:33 UTC
The vandalisation of the shops was to register their displeasure against a decision by the Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) to reopen closed Nigerian retail shops. The confusion transpired ahead of a meeting by GUTA and other stakeholders on Wednesday to deliberate on the fate of Nigerian retailers at Suame and Tafo. The Nigerians closed their shops temporarily on Friday, 14 June 2019 over what they described as attacks from their Ghanaian counterparts. The Ghanaian traders argue that they are only enforcing the laws of Ghana which bar foreigners from engaging in the retail sub-sector, a preserve of Ghanaians. On Tuesday, 18 June 2019, the police command met the Nigerians and assured them of their security and asked them to reopen their shops today.
June 19, 2019 12:22 UTC
The mob went around to forcefully order the closure of the shops operated by Nigerian traders. The mob also allegedly ransacked two shops belonging to Nigerians and destroyed some items in the process. A number of Nigerian traders left Suame Magazine on Tuesday after over 50 of their shops were closed down for engaging in retail trade contrary to Ghanaian laws. Although executives of the Nigerian traders had directed their people to return to their business sites, majority of the shops remained closed. The Ashanti Regional Chairman for the Nigerian Union Traders Association, Kizito Obiora Ukechuku earlier spoke to Citi News and indicated his people were returning to business.
June 19, 2019 11:37 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghSupreme Court throws out Gregory Afoko’s caseGregory AfokoThe Supreme Court has dismissed a case filed by Gregory Afoko challenging the decision of the Attorney-General (A-G) to discontinue his trial over allegations of killing a former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Adams Mahama. In a unanimous decision Wednesday morning, a seven-member panel of the court held that Afoko failed to prove that the nolle prosequi filed by the A-G to discontinue the trial was unfair, arbitrary or capricious. Afoko filed the contempt application with a case that the police service has frustrated the execution of a bail granted to him by the High Court on March 14, 2019. Afoko’s trial started in 2016 and was nearing completion after the prosecution and the defence had closed their cases. The prosecution, led by a Chief State Attorney, Mr Matthew Amponsah, had called 14 individuals as prosecution witnesses.
June 19, 2019 11:37 UTC
CID sources said A Plus was invited but he came late when the officer in charge of his case was at a programme. It would be recalled that Asabee recently sued A Plus for allegedly levelling false allegations against him. A writ of summons issued at the High Court had ordered A Plus to appear before the court within eight days. In his statement of claim in the suit sighted by DGN Online, Asabee described A Plus as “a self-styled anti-corruption campaigner. According to Asabee, allegations by A Plus that he (Asabee) used state powers to wrongfully appropriate the property of a young man at Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, were false.
June 19, 2019 11:26 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: peacefmonline.comAppiah Stadium reveals Koku Anyidoho's secret plot against John Mahamaplay videoFormer Deputy General Secretary of NDC, Koku AnyidohoFormer Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho seems to have stepped on the toes of a popular NDC serial caller. Koku Anyidoho is reported to have spoken against his party and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for politicizing kidnapping. "Koku Anyidoho has done something that I would like the national executives to react to. Koku Anyidoho has gone for a contract from the NPP to destroy John Mahama. Anyidoho has a plot to destroy the John Mahama", he said.
June 19, 2019 11:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: classfmonline.comWe will find Takoradi girls – Titus-GloverNii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Tema East MPThe government of Ghana and its security personnel are working around the clock to find the three ladies who were abducted in Takoradi, the Western regional capital, Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Tema East MP, has said. Recently, the Minister of State in charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong, assured the country that the girls were alive and would be found. “And, so, people will put the question: if you know where the girls are, then go and bring them. We know the country they are in and we are doing everything possible to bring them back,” Mr Acheampong said. In his view, the recent successful arrest of the kidnappers of the Canadian girls was a plus for Ghana, assuring: “With regard to the missing Takoradi girls, we are getting there”.
June 19, 2019 10:52 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: GHANAsoccernet.comGhana captain Andre Ayew talks about unity in camp ahead of AFCON 2019Ghana captain Andre AyewGhana captain Andre Ayew has disclosed that the team is united for success ahead of the Nations Cup in Egypt. The Black Stars are seeking to end Ghana's 37-year AFCON title drought and Ayew believes the unity in camp will be an essential ingredient for success as the competition kicks start on Friday. "In a squad of 23 players, you have different egos, different mentality and different ways of seeing things. Things even escalated when Kwesi Appiah stripped Gyan off the captaincy for Andre Ayew, with the Kayserispor attacker even announcing his retirement from the Black Stars. Ghana Captain Andre Ayew on Team Unity in the Black Stars camp pic.twitter.com/9AobqVrfdc — Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019 10:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: Graphic.com.ghSouth African attempts suicide on FPSOHe was however rescued and is currently on admission in TakoradiA South African national is said to have attempted to commit suicide on board FPSO Kwame Nkrumah offshore Ghana on Tuesday. He was however rescued and currently on admission in Takoradi reports Koblah Dotsey Aklorbortu, Graphic Online's correspondent in the Western Region. More to follow...
June 19, 2019 10:30 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: citinewsroom.comAFCON 2019: We are not favorites for the title – Andre AyewBlack Stars captain, Andre AyewBlack Stars captain, Andre Ayew, insists Ghana are not favorites to win AFCON 2019 in Egypt. The Black Stars are chasing a first AFCON title since 1982. Despite that impressive run, the Swansea City forward thinks other countries are better placed to win the title this time round than the Black Stars of Ghana. “The country has always been able to keep a certain level of performance especially in the Afcon. Ghana will open the campaign against fellow West Africans Benin on Tuesday 25 June 2019.
June 19, 2019 10:30 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 19 June 2019Source: adomonline.comWe have not connived with Deputy Regional Minister to undermine his boss – Sefwi-Wiawso chiefNana Aduhene says the claims are false and impossibleNana Prempeh Aduhene, Press Aid to the Omanhene of Sefwi-Wiawso has denied claims by the Western North Regional Minister, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, that his deputy, Alex Tetteh is undermining his authority and sabotaging him. In a four-page letter to the Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, dated June 11, 2019, the minister enumerated several reasons why his deputy minister must be questioned. Some of the reasons he outlined included the deputy regional minister convening a regional Security Council meeting without his knowledge, issuing security orders to counter his own orders and conniving with a chief to change the site for a Regional Coordinating Council office. But, reacting to the allegations by the Regional Minister, the Press Aid described those allegations as unfortunate and far from the truth. According to him, the chief works with both Regional Minister and his deputy and therefore has no means of destroying anyone’s work.
June 19, 2019 10:18 UTC