Court Grants GH¢12,000 Bail To Oppong Nkrumah’s Impersonator


A 31-year-old Nigerian girl who was arrested for impersonating the Info Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and different ministers to defraud unsuspecting victims to the tune of about GHC10,000 has been granted bail by an Accra Circuit court docket.

In accordance with the police, the accused particular person, Vivian Sajida Imran, collectively together with her husband, Prince Joel, at present at massive, have been charged with eight counts of falsely pretending to be a officer and defrauding beneath pretence.

She was granted bail within the sum of GH₵12,000.00 with two sureties, considered one of whom should be a public servant, incomes not lower than GH₵1,200 after her lawyer prayed the court docket to grant her bail.

Presenting the information of the case to the court docket on Friday, State Prosecutor Detective Frederick Sarpong instructed the court docket that in April, the accused individuals used the names of Info Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Overseas Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway; and the Deputy Nationwide Safety Minister, Henry Quartey, to create a number of Fb accounts and pretended to be ministers.

In accordance with the detective, the primary and the second accused suspects, by way of on-line chats and cellphone calls knowledgeable their unsuspecting victims that they may safe them jobs at Tema Oil Refinery, Ghana Gasoline or COCOBOD.

Following this, the suspects requested the victims to pay numerous quantities to cellular cash accounts to ensure that their utility varieties and interviews to be facilitated.

The monies amounting to about GH₵10, 200 had been paid to their cellular cash accounts. The prosecutor instructed the court docket {that a} search carried out within the suspect’s rooms revealed six cell phones, together with the three cellular cash numbers, used to obtain the monies from the victims.

He defined that an order of the court docket was sought and a forensic examination was carried out on the retained cell phones. One among them was discovered to include a SIM quantity which had been registered within the identify of the primary accused particular person.

The identical quantity was discovered to be the ultimate vacation spot the place the ‘booties’ obtained from the victims had been transferred and later withdrawn.

Throughout investigations, the prosecutor mentioned the primary accused particular person admitted being the proprietor of the cellular cash quantity. With the quantity in hand, the police contacted the victims, and so they narrated their ordeal.

The case has been adjourned to June 3, 2020 as efforts are being made to trace the second accused particular person.


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Akufo-Addo swears in Supreme Court Justices Honyenuga and Tanko Amadu


President Akufo-Addo has sworn into workplace two newly appointed Justices of the Supreme Court docket.

Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu are the primary two out of 4 justices authorized by Parliament after they had been vetted final week.

President Akufo-Addo swore the 2 justices in throughout separate ceremonies on the Jubilee Home, Friday, Could 22, 2020.

First swearing in Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga, President Akufo-Addo famous that he had met the stringent necessities of Article 128 clause (4) of the Structure, and has demonstrated the independence of spirit, confirmed integrity, excessive ethical character, and impartiality of thoughts to carry this excessive workplace.

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President Akufo-Addo presenting the oath of workplace to Justice Honyenuga

Based on the President, “your observe report, during the last thirty-nine (39) years, speaks for itself – Assistant State Lawyer, personal authorized practitioner, Decide Advocate of the Ghana Navy, Justice of the Excessive Court docket, Further Excessive Court docket Decide sitting on civil issues, narcotics, theft, and different violent crimes, Director of the Remand Prisoners Mission, and long-serving Justice of the Court docket of Enchantment.”

He continued, “Your appointment to the best court docket of the land is, thus, really well-deserved and merited. The post-1966 Supreme Court docket has developed a constructive status for the standard of its constitutional jurisprudence, and I’m hopeful that you simply, who’ve already had good expertise of excessive judicial workplace within the Court docket of Enchantment, will assist strengthen the event of our nation’s constitutional and different jurisprudence within the Supreme Court docket.”

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President Akufo-Addo in a bunch picture with Justice Honyenuga, CJ, and Lawyer Normal

With Justice Honyenuga having endured a troublesome time these days, the President applauded him for comporting himself in a dignified method.

“I can solely urge you to miss these occasions, which needs to be a mere blip in your public profession, and dispense justice in accordance together with your conscience and the rule of legislation.

“This can be very vital that you simply make sure the strict software of the legal guidelines of the land, within the phrases of the judicial oath, with out worry or favour, affection or ill-will, which you will have simply taken, and, subsequently, with out recourse to the political, non secular or ethnic affiliations of any citizen of the land,” he mentioned.

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Justice Honyenuga

President Akufo-Addo urged Justice Honyenuga to be sure that when anybody falls foul of the legislation, the legislation enforcement companies, together with the Judiciary, should make sure the individual is handled in accordance with legislation.

That, he defined, is the true which means of the idea of equality earlier than the legislation.

On the swearing-in ceremony of Justice Tanko Amadu, President Akufo-Addo said that that is the primary time within the nation’s historical past {that a} Muslim has been appointed to the best court docket of the land, including that “I’m delighted to have been the President to have the honour of doing so, and to take action appropriately on this Holy Month of Ramadan.”

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Justice Tanko Amadu

Having labored as a lawyer within the nice Federal Republic of Nigeria for nineteen (19) years, and happening to discovered his personal agency in 1997, Justice Tanko Amadu was appointed to the Excessive Court docket in 2008, and, 4 (4) years later, was promoted to the Court docket of Enchantment, the President said that, by dint of laborious work and benefit, he has been additional elevated.

With the Structure of the Republic affirming that ultimate judicial energy within the State is vested solely within the Judiciary, and never in another company or organ of the State, the President famous that the Judiciary has onerous tasks to guard the person liberties and basic human rights of residents, to behave because the arbiter in disputes between the State and the citizen, to behave because the arbiter in disputes between residents and all individuals, and to function the bulwark for the defence and promotion of the liberties and rights of the individuals.

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Justice Tanko Amadu signing the oath guide

“With all different Courts sure to comply with the selections of the Supreme Court docket on questions of legislation, it’s clearly important that Justices of the Supreme Court docket possess a sound information of the legislation, and of precedent, the precept of stare decisis,” he added.

The President added that the scenario the place judges proffer judgements on the idea of selections from decrease courts and cite them as legislation, shouldn’t be acceptable, and even much less so, when judges cite no authority in any respect for his or her rulings, and provides orders with out causes.

“Judges, extra so Justices of the Supreme Court docket have to be realized, know their case legislation and guarantee their selections and judgements are correctly motivated. It’s on this method that judges contribute to the orderly growth of the nation,” the President mentioned.

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Justice Tanko Amadu delivering his remarks

President Akufo-Addo famous that each one Ghanaians, with their completely different views and their completely different views, should work collectively for the realisation of the Ghana mission – a united Ghana, pushed by issues of social justice and solidarity, and ruled in accordance with the rule of legislation, respect for particular person liberties, human rights and the ideas of democratic accountability.

“In these not so regular occasions, the period of the Coronavirus pandemic, through which we discover ourselves, we should maintain on firmly to those values, and work, throughout the confines of an open society, in the direction of the defeat of the virus,” he added. 


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Four Supreme Court Justice nominees recommended for approval


The Appointments Committee of Parliament has beneficial for approval by consensus, the nomination of 4 individuals to the Supreme Courtroom bench.

The nominees of the President are Clemence Honyenuga, Isifu Omoro Amadu Tanko, Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu and Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo submitted the names of the 4 individuals to Parliament in March 2020 to be thought of for appointment onto the Supreme Courtroom bench.

These nominees are to interchange some on the Apex Courtroom bench who’re due for retirement.

The report of the Committee runs opposite to earlier media reviews that the Minority will withdraw their help for the approval of Justice Honyenuga for endorsing the President’s second time period bid in his capability as a conventional ruler.

The Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, had, for instance, mentioned he was shocked on the responses of Supreme Courtroom Decide nominee, Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga when he appeared earlier than Parliament’s Appointment Committee.

Showing earlier than the Committee, Justice Honyenuga apologised and defined that his praise-singing of President Akufo-Addo forward of the 2020 elections weren’t essentially to endorse the President however relatively to want him effectively.

Justice Honyenuga did not safe unanimous approval from the Appointments Committee of Parliament (ACP) when he appeared earlier than it for vetting. The committee voted on a 10 to 7 approval.

Talking on the Ground of Parliament at the moment, Wednesday, Might 20, 2020, the Minority Chief, Haruna Iddrisu, steered that his aspect had moved previous the feedback.

“I don’t suppose that anybody ought to wish to maintain this towards him past I’m sorry and I apologise besides that I’d urge that moral requirements and moral values have to be held at its highest degree; on the degree of the Supreme Courtroom.”

 

 

 

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Businessman In Court For Circulating Nude Videos Of Ex-Girlfriend


A named Nana Yaw Mante has appeared earlier than the Koforidua District of the Peace Court docket for unlawfully circulating nude movies of his 18-year-old ex-.

Nana Yaw Mante has been charged with obscenity opposite to part 281(i) B of the Prison Offence Act,29/60.

In keeping with the Prosecutor, Sergeant George Defia, the suspect and his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend who’s an SHS dropout have been all residents of Awukugua within the Okyere District of the Japanese Area.

Sergeant George Defia instructed the court docket which was presided over by His Lordship Nana Osei Assibey that the suspect provided to assist the sufferer to get again to high school after she dropped out as a consequence of monetary causes however within the course aiding her, engaged her right into a sexual relationship.

The younger woman’s household grew to become suspicious and confronted the suspect of which he denied having canal data of the sufferer. The household managed to interrupt them up however the suspect satisfied her to return again and she or he did.

After they reunited, the suspect instructed the sufferer that he had taken her to a shrine and the priest is demanding for her nudes.

In November 2019, the accused lured the sufferer to Dawu close to Adukrom-Akuapem the place he recorded a sequence of sexually express movies of themselves.

Nana Yaw Mante then circulated the nude video to the sufferer’s aunt and two different males he claims have been additionally courting the woman.

Upon the video going viral on social media, the sufferer reported the case to the Home Violence and Sufferer Help Unit(DOVVSU) on the Regional Police Headquarters in Koforidua.

The aunt and the opposite two males who acquired the video confessed that the accused despatched the movies to them.

Nonetheless, the accused has been granted bail whereas the case has been adjourned to Might 27  2020.


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Obinim Arrested, Dragged To Court Over Forgery, False Publication


Bishop Daniel Obinim was, nonetheless, arraigned at a Justice of the Peace’s Court docket, in Accra, and granted a GH¢100,000.00 bail with three sureties – one to be justified.

He’s to make his subsequent look on June 1, 2020.

This was contained in a press launch signed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ms Juliana Obeng, Head of the Affairs of the CID, and copied to the Ghana Information Company, in Accra.

The assertion stated the arrest was effected on a bench warrant.

“Bishop Daniel Obinim was arrested on a warrant of arrest issued by the Court docket,” it stated.

“He has been charged with the offences of Publication of information and Forgery of doc opposite to sections 208 and 159 of the Legal and different offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29) respectively”.

The assertion stated the lead pastor was additionally beneath investigation for different offences levelled towards him.

“The CID Administration, nonetheless, entreats the public to ignore the video circulating on social media on the arrest of Bishop Obinim, ” it stated, explaining that, it had no relation together with his arrest on Tuesday, Might 19, 2020.

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Supreme Court annuls Ofori-Binkorang’s election as UEW Pro-VC


The of Professor Andy -Binkorang as Professional-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Schooling, Winneba (UEW) has been annulled by the Courtroom in the present day.

A Excessive Courtroom in Winneba in June final 12 months dismissed an utility by a lecturer of the college Dr Kaakyire Duku Frimpong looking for to cease the election of the Professional-Vice-Chancellor.

The aggrieved lecturer determined to pursue the case on the Supreme Courtroom and has acquired a judgment in his favour.

Till his election as Professional Vice Chancellor, Professor Ofori-Binkorang was the Appearing Dean of the College of International Languages and Communications.

 

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Retract and apologise or face court action – Lawyers of Bandex write to Lil Win


Legal professionals of film producer, Ahmed Banda, popularly referred to as Bandex, have issued a discover to actor Kwadwo Nkansah to and for an alleged defamatory assertion he made.

In response to the discover, Lil Win, as he’s recognized, had granted interviews saying Bandex owes him an sum of money for some motion pictures they shot collectively.

Bandex’s legal professionals described the assertion as . In response to them, Bandex had paid the actor by way of his supervisor who had confirmed fee.

The legal professionals gave Lil Win seven days to apologise or face courtroom motion.

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Lawyers of Ahmed Bandex write to actor Lil Win


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19 In Court For Flouting Public Restrictions Order


An Accra Circuit docket on Friday granted a GHC30,000.00 bail with two sureties every to 19 individuals for breaking the Public Restrictions Order meant to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.

The accused made up of 9 Nigerians and 10 Ghanaians pleaded not responsible to conspiracy to commit crime to wit failing to adjust to Restrictions Imposed: Opposite to Part 23(1) of The Legal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), Paragraph 1(1) (A) (Vii) of E.I 64 and breaching the Imposition of Restriction Act, 2020 (Act 1012).

The Court docket presided over by Rosemary Dotsu additionally ordered the Nigerians to deposit their passports with the Court docket’s Registry.

They are going to make their subsequent look on June 9, 2020.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Acheampong mentioned on Might 12, 2020, the Baatsonaa Divisional Police the accused who had been partying at a location in Cambodia close to the Baatsonaa Spintex highway, a suburb of Accra in violation of the restrictions imposed on social gatherings.

He mentioned they had been engaged in shut contacts, socializing, feasting and making merry, in disregard for the restrictions imposed by regulation on public gatherings together with personal events at present in pressure on such actions to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prosecution mentioned the Baatsonaa Police consequently arrested 19 of them, while the remaining escaped.

He mentioned investigations revealed that one of many accused organized the celebration for his and despatched invitation via social media for the others to attend.

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19 persons in court for flouting public restrictions order – 3news


An Accra Circuit Courtroom on Friday granted a GH¢30,000.00 bail with two sureties every to 19 individuals for breaking the Public Order meant to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.

The accused made up of 9 Nigerians and ten Ghanaians pleaded not responsible to conspiracy to commit crime to wit failing to adjust to Restrictions Imposed: Opposite to Part 23(1) of The Legal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), Paragraph 1(1) (A) (Vii) of E.I 64 and breaching the Imposition of Restriction Act, 2020 (Act 1012).

The Courtroom presided over by Madam Rosemary Dotsu additionally ordered the Nigerians to deposit their passports with the Courtroom’s Registry.

They’ll make their subsequent look on June 9.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Acheampong mentioned on Might 12, 2020, the Baatsonaa Divisional Police the accused who had been partying at a location in Cambodia close to the Baatsonaa Spintex highway, a suburb of Accra in violation of the restrictions imposed on social gatherings.

He mentioned they had been engaged in shut contacts, socializing, feasting and making merry, in disregard for the restrictions imposed by legislation on public gatherings together with personal events at present in pressure on such actions to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prosecution mentioned the Baatsonaa Police consequently arrested 19 of them, while the remaining escaped.

He mentioned investigations revealed that one of many accused organized the birthday celebration for his girlfriend and despatched invitation by social media for the others to attend.

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Supreme Court rules that Martin Amidu is eligible to hold office as Special Prosecutor.


The Supreme Courtroom has dismissed a go well with difficult Martin ’s age as Particular Prosecutor. Causes for the the 5-2 choice, in response to the Chief Justice, could be made obtainable on the registry of the Courtroom.

The bulk, who voted for the dismissal of the go well with, are Chief Justice Anin Yeboah, Baffoe Bonnie, Marful-Sau, Nene Amegahsie and Prof Nii Ashie Kotey

This was towards Sulley Gbadegbe and Agnes Dodze, who agreed with plaintiff Dominic Ayine that the age of Martin Amidu doesn’t qualify him to deal with the place of Particular Prosecutor.

Mr Ayine, a Deputy Legal professional Common within the erstwhile John Mahama administration, filed the go well with on the Supreme Courtroom difficult Mr. Amidu’s age.

He acknowledged that the age of the previous Legal professional Common didn’t qualify him to be appointed as Ghana’s first Particular Prosecutor.

In his utility to the apex courtroom, he sought reliefs, amongst others, that “by a real and correct interpretation of Articles 190 (1) (d), 199 (1) (4) and 295 of the 1992 Structure, the requirement age of all holders of public workplaces created pursuant to Article 190 (1) (d), is 60 years, anyhow not past 65 years”.

However the Legal professional Common’s Division responded and urged the Supreme Courtroom to dismiss the go well with, saying it was being “borne out of slender, insufficient and literal building of the scope of the appliance of Article 199 of the Structure”.

A Deputy Legal professional Common, Godfred Dame, then pushed that Mr. Amidu just isn’t “a correct occasion to the go well with” because the motion is in search of to problem the Legal professional Common’s choice to appoint Mr. Amidu because the Particular Prosecutor in addition to his presentation by the President to Parliament for .

Mr. Dame additionally acknowledged that the choice to nominate Mr. Amidu was taken in the middle of the official duties of the President and AG and Mr. Amidu can subsequently not be a celebration to the go well with.

He then urged the Supreme Courtroom to dismiss the go well with and this was agreed to by the courtroom.

The Courtroom subsequently struck out the identify of Mr. Amidu as defendant within the go well with, leaving the difficulty of whether or not Mr. Amidu can proceed to be the Particular Prosecutor regardless of his age as being pushed by the MP.

In an interplay with the media after the judgment, Mr Ayine, who can be Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, indicated he’ll go for the judgment from the Registry and research it however hinted of no chance of going for a evaluate of the judgment.


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Photos from PAC’s vetting of Supreme Court nominees Yoni Kulendi, Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu – MyJoyOnline.com


Parliament’s Appointments Committee (PAC) on Tuesday, Could 12 vetted the 2 remaining of President Akufo-Addo to the Supreme Courtroom.

Non- authorized practitioner Yoni Kulendi and senior lecturer and regulation professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu confronted the committee to reply questions on authorized points and practices that concern their occupation.

Their comes after Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu confronted members of PAC on Monday.

Under are some images taken by JoyNews’ Samuel Moore through the vetting of Prof Mensa-Bonsu and Mr. Kulendi.

Non-public authorized practitioner Yoni Kulendi
Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu


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NCA case will proceed to Supreme Court – Chris Ackumey


William Tetteh Tevie; former Director-Common of the NCA is the second accused particular person

A member of the NDC authorized group Ackumey has predicted the NCA case will go all the way in which to the Supreme docket.

In accordance with him, two of the convicted individuals within the case nonetheless have an enchantment but to be heard by the Enchantment Court docket.

“I consider the Enchantment will go as much as the Supreme Court docket,” he informed Morning Starr host Francis Abban Wednesday.

On the order by the court docket for the properties of the convicts to be confiscated, Mr Ackumey stated such directives are tough to hold by means of.

An Accra Industrial Excessive Court docket presided over by Justice Eric Kyei Baffour on Tuesday Could 12 convicted three (3) out of the 5 (5) accused individuals who’ve been on trial within the case of “The Republic versus Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and 4 others”.

The trial of the 5 accused individuals, Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, the previous Board Chair of the Nationwide Communication Authority (NCA); William Tetteh Tevie, former Director-Common of the NCA; Nana Owusu Ensaw, a former board member; Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman, a former Deputy Nationwide Safety Coordinator, and a businessman, George Derek , begun on the 16th of January 2018 when the state referred to as its first prosecution witness, the Director of Authorized Administration on the Nationwide Communications Authority (NCA), Abena Awarkoa Asafo Adjei, and ended on the 10th of March 2020 after the state, led by the Director of Public Prosecution, (DPP) Yvonne Atakora Obuabisa, concluded her cross-examination of the fifth accused particular person within the case, George Derek .

REP v EUGENE BAFFOE BONNIE – FINAL JUDGMENT

Prosecution Witnesses

The state in all referred to as six (6) prosecution witnesses. They’re the Director of Authorized Administration on the Nationwide Communications Authority (NCA), Abena Awarkoa Asafo Adjei; Dr Isaac Yaw Ani, Deputy Director-Common answerable for Administration and Operations on the Nationwide Communications Authority (NCA); Henry Kanor, Deputy Director-Common answerable for Technical Operations on the Nationwide Communications Authority (NCA); Colonel Michael Kwadwo Poku, Director of Operations on the Nationwide Safety; Deputy Nationwide Safety Coordinator, Duncan Opare, and Detective Chief Inspector Michael Nkrumah, investigator of the case.

Defence of Accused Individuals

All of the accused individuals after they took turns to open their defence testified on their very own and none referred to as any defence witnesses in assist of their instances.

In Court docket

Justice Eric Kyei Baffour’s court docket in its judgement indicated that the State has established a robust case of inflicting monetary loss to the State towards the accused individuals. The accused individuals the Court docket stated have been in a conspiratorial drill to trigger monetary loss to the State. The primary accused who basically was the architect of your entire deal used his public workplace for personal profit to the tune of 200 thousand {dollars} ($200,000.00).

The Court docket discovered A1 (Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie) Responsible of Depend 1,2,5,10,11, 12, and 17. A2 (Matthew Tetteh Tevie) was discovered responsible of Depend 1,2,10,11, and 17. A3 (Dr Nana Owusu Ensaw) was not talked about in any respect within the judgement as a result of he had already been acquitted and discharged by the Court docket of Enchantment on the 25rh of March 2020. A4 (Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman) was discovered responsible on Depend 1,2,10,11, and 17. A5 (George Derek Oppong) was Acquitted and Discharged forthwith.

Lawyer for the accused individuals, notably, for the second accused particular person, Godwin Tamakloe, of their sentencing mitigation plea, prayed the Court docket for a non-custodial sentence for his or her shoppers and extra importantly for the second accused particular person (Matthew Tetteh Tevie) because of his unwell well being.

Justice Eric Kyei Baffour sentenced the accused individuals as follows, A1, is sentenced to 6 years in jail, A2 to 5 years and A4 to 5 years in jail with exhausting labour.

Background

In accordance with the details of the case as offered by the Lawyer Common, Baffoe-Bonnie, Tetteh Tevie, Nana Owusu Ensaw and Alhaji Osman have been allegedly aided by George Derek Oppong to have interaction within the prison act. The transient details state that the earlier administration had contracted an Israeli firm, NSO Group Know-how Restricted, to produce listening gear at a price of $6 million to allow the authorities to watch conversations of individuals suspected to be engaged in terror actions. An area agent, Infraloks Improvement Restricted, charged $2 million to facilitate the transaction, bringing the full sum to $eight million. The details additional defined that the Nationwide Safety didn’t have the cash to fund the transaction and for that motive the NCA, which had supervisory jurisdiction over using such gear, was requested to fund the challenge.

It stated $four million was withdrawn from the NCA’s account, whereas $1 million out of the withdrawn quantity was deposited into the account of the Israeli firm. The A-G defined that the remaining $Three million was lodged within the account of Oppong, who acted as a consultant of the native brokers, Infraloks Improvement Ltd.

The State closed its case towards the accused individuals on the 18th of April 2019, following which the accused individuals selected to train their rights below part 173 of Legal and Different Offences Process Act (Act 30) to file ‘Submissions of No Case.

 

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General atmosphere in court as former NCA bosses are prepared for jail [Photos]


Baffoe-Bonnie, former NCA boss, others jailed
Baffoe-Bonnie, former NCA boss, others jailed

There was a basic quiet on the Excessive docket in Accra as some former authorities are jailed for inflicting monetary loss to the state.

The three former officers together with Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, a former board chairman of the Nationwide Communication Authority (NCA) and two others are to serve numerous phrases in jail for willfully inflicting monetary lack of $4m to the state.

They may serve six years imprisonment for numerous roles performed within the lack of the $4m.

Under are some images of the ambiance on the court docket when the ex-government officers had been jailed.

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Baffoe-Bonnie, former NCA boss, others jailed
Baffoe-Bonnie, former NCA boss, others jailed
Baffoe-Bonnie, former NCA boss, others jailed
Scene from the courtyard as Baffoe-Bonnie, others are ready for jail
Baffoe-Bonnie, former NCA boss, others jailed
Scene from the courtyard as Baffoe-Bonnie, others are jailed
Baffoe-Bonnie, former NCA boss, others jailed
Scene from the courtyard as Baffoe-Bonnie, others are jailed


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Facebook’s ‘supreme court’ members announced


Fb has introduced who will sit on an unbiased board set as much as have final say over what controversial content material ought to be taken down.

Former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt will co-chair the panel with three others.

The panel stated they may choose among the “hardest instances on the market”.

One knowledgeable stated it was a daring experiment, however others have been extra cynical about how a lot distinction they’d make.

In a weblog asserting the oversight board, Fb stated it “represented a brand new mannequin of content material moderation”.

Initially consisting of 16 members, there are plans to increase numbers to 40. It’s going to start listening to instances later this 12 months.

At first, this may simply be deliberating on content material that people really feel has been wrongfully eliminated however in following months, it’s going to additionally take a look at appeals from customers who need Fb to take away content material.

Panellists will even evaluation content material referred to it immediately by Fb, and can be capable to make coverage suggestions primarily based on its selections.

All selections will likely be made .

“The instances we select to listen to could also be contentious, and we is not going to please everybody with our selections. Fb and Instagram customers come from all corners of the world, and the social or cultural context wherein content material is posted issues. We count on passionate dialogue amongst members,” the panel stated.

Co-chair, Michael McConnell, a former US federal choose, stated that the brand new methodology of judging content material was an experiment and it was probably errors could be made, however he hoped that it will carry a “larger diploma of political neutrality” to the platform. One among its predominant objectives could be that Fb “not resolve elections”, he stated.

However he added that the board wouldn’t be “the web police” capable of sweep in and make fast selections.

As a substitute, it will focus on instances that have an effect on giant numbers of customers, and people which have an effect on public discourse or elevate particular questions on Fb’s coverage.

Members are a mixture of journalists, judges, digital rights activists and former authorities advisers from across the globe, together with:

  • Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei – a human rights advocate who works on girls’s rights and media freedom throughout Africa
  • Evelyn Aswad – a legislation professor who served as a senior US state division lawyer
  • Nighat Dad – a digital rights advocate, primarily based in Pakistan
  • Alan Rusbridger – former editor-in-chief of The Guardian newspaper
  • Emi Palmor – a former director normal of the Israeli ministry of
  • Ronaldo Lemos, a lawyer who co-created a nationwide web rights legislation in Brazil
  • Dr Bernie Hogan, from the Oxford Web Institute, was not satisfied that its members would wield any actual energy.

“Basically, Fb is a company. Its veneer of governance is admirable and thorough, however the buck doesn’t cease with a structure, citizenship or human rights. It stops with Mark Zuckerberg and his imaginative and prescient for the long run.”

Mark Stephens, a associate at legislation agency Howard Kennedy, was extra optimistic.

“That is an unprecedented and modern strategy to governing the Fb platform, with closing authority over among the most necessary content material selections transferring to an unbiased oversight board. Many will likely be cynical however that is the unsuitable response, because of the calibre of the board, the remarkably broad and deep scope of oversight and eventually the board’s full independence,” he stated.


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Supreme Court dismisses $2.25bn Eurobond suit against Ofori-Atta


The Supreme Courtroom has in a unanimous determination dismissed the case filed towards the Minister of Finance, Ken -Atta, within the issuance of the $2.25 billion Eurobond in 2017.

The Chief , Kwasi Anin-Yeboah who introduced the choice mentioned the main points of the ruling shall be made out there tomorrow, Wednesday.

DYMOG, the group that went to court docket over the problem accused the Finance Minister of procedural error and battle of curiosity within the issuance of the bond.

It was the case of DYMOG that the Finance Minister in issuing the bond to Franklin Templeton had put himself in a battle of curiosity state of affairs as a result of one of many administrators of the US-based funding group Trevor Trefgarne can also be a director of an organization owned by the Minister.

The group within the go well with invoked the right jurisdiction of the Supreme Courtroom to interpret Article 284 of the 1992 structure which states: “A public officer shall not put himself ready the place his private curiosity conflicts or is prone to battle with the efficiency of the features of his workplace”.

Among the many reliefs, the group sought included; “a declaration that by going past investigations to make a pronouncement (of responsible or in any other case) on the first Defendant in respect of the allegation of breach of battle of curiosity, the CHRAJ has contravened Article 287 of the 1992 Structure.”

Background

DYMOG in its lawsuit in January 2018 additionally sought “A declaration that by deciphering Article 284 of the 1992 Structure (as disclosed between paragraph three of web page 127 and paragraph three of web page 133 of the Report) the 2nd Defendant has contravened Article 130(1)(a) of the 1992 Structure.”

DYMOG additionally sought a declaration that “by issuing or overseeing the issuance of the mentioned bonds to Templeton with out disclosing his relational curiosity with a director at Templeton, one Trevor G. Trefgarne, the first Defendant has acted in contravention of Article 284 of the 1992 Structure.”

The bond in query was issued in February 2017, shortly after the Akufo-Addo authorities was sworn into workplace.

DYMOG additionally joined CHRAJ to the go well with on the apex court docket after accusing it of allegedly overstepping its limits within the controversial 2.25 billion-dollar Eurobond issued to Franklin Templeton.

DYMOG sued the Fee for clearing the Finance Minister of the allegation of battle of curiosity in relation to the issuance of the federal government bond.

The group claimed that CHRAJ, in reviewing a petition on the controversial bond, determined to make some assertions on the matter which can be ‘completely’ out of context thereby infringing the provisions of the 1992 structure.

Supply:
Hanson Agyeman | citinewsroom.com | Ghana


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EC prays High Court to dismiss Ashaiman MP suit



The Chair of the Electoral Fee of Ghana (EC), Jean Adukwei Mensa, has written to the Human Rights Division of the Excessive docket in Accra to dismiss a swimsuit introduced earlier than it by Member of Parliament for Constituency Ernest Henry Norgbey.


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Two alleged robbers freed by court


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An Accra Circuit Courtroom has acquitted and discharged Samuel Plange, aka Tuga, unemployed, and Issah Alhassan, a butcher, after their counsel had filed a submission of no case in a theft case.

The 2 had been accused of robbing three occupants of a home in Akporman within the Larger Accra area.

The courtroom, presided over by Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah, held that the prosecution woefully didn’t show the costs levelled in opposition to the accused individuals.

It stated the prosecution didn’t show a prema facie case in opposition to the accused individuals and the complainants failed to show up in courtroom to testify as a result of that they had left the jurisdiction.

The courtroom, nonetheless, cautioned Alhassan to amend his methods if he was in a method hooked as much as the acts of theft.

“Go and sin no extra,” the courtroom declared.

Defence Counsel, Mr Andy Vortia, filed a submission of no case for the 2 accused individuals after the prosecution had closed its case and so they had been required to open their defence.

Counsel contended that the Prosecution couldn’t hyperlink the accused individuals to the stated theft, which passed off on December 12, 2018.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector William Ok. Boateng, stated the complainants had been Omoregie Paul, the primary complainant, Dare Ibitolu second complainant, each unemployed, and Mathew Idowu, a pupil and the third complainant.

He stated Plange resided at Abokobi-Boi and Alhassan at Akporman. On December 12, 2018, prosecution stated at about 2300 hours, the complainants had been of their sitting room when the accused individuals with three different accomplices, one in all whom is named Mike Property, now at massive, entered their room.

Every of the accused individuals was armed with machetes and sporting masks, then ordered the complainants to lie down.

Prosecution stated Ibitolu, the second complainant, resisted and the accused individuals beat him up.

He stated the accused individuals and their accomplices robbed Paul, the primary complainant, of his Dell Laptop computer Pc, HP Laptop computer Pc, a Nokia Telephone two, 32 inched NASCO Tv units, one GOTV Decoder, one PS Pc sport, and three pairs of denims amongst different issues.

Chief Inspector Boateng stated additionally they robbed Ibitulo of two computer systems, an I-Telephone and a One Techno Telephone.

He stated the accused individuals parked all their booties in two travelling baggage after they locked the complainants in a rest room and left them to their destiny.

Prosecution stated the complainants, nonetheless, managed to get out of the lavatory and reported the incident to the Police.

Throughout the theft, Ibitulo acknowledged the voice and stature of Alhassan as a butcher at Abokobi.

The investigations confirmed that a number of the stolen objects had been present in Plange and Mike Property’s room.

On December 23, 2018, Plange was arrested however Mike Property managed to flee.

When Property’s room was additionally searched Mathew Idowu, the third complainant’s objects had been additionally discovered.

Plange said that it was Alhassan who bought a number of the objects to him.

On June 21, 2019, prosecution stated Alhassan was picked up by the Police however he denied the offence saying he by no means bought something to anybody.


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Job Vacancy For Court Records Officers


The Judicial Service of Ghana is inviting purposes from suitably certified candidates as Court docket Information

Profitable candidates will probably be required to carry out the next duties;

• file of courtroom proceedings immediately transcribed courtroom proceedings.
• Kind Court docket orders, letters of administration and judgements.
• Paste Court docket orders, ruling and judgements of their numerous books.
• Kind course checklist.
• And another duties that could be assigned once in a while.

Qualification Required & Expertise

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s diploma from a recognised accredited establishment.
• typing velocity of 50 wpm.
• Good communication and writing abilities in English language.
• Laptop literacy; Microsoft Workplace utility and use of the web.
• Good interpersonal abilities.
• Excessive-level integrity

NOTE: Candidates should present proof of completion of Nationwide Service.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The

Functions must be directed to the handle beneath:

The Judicial Secretary,
Judicial Companies Headquarters,
P. O. BOX 119,
Accra

Closing Date: 11 Could, 2020

 

Job Vacancy For Court Clerks


The Judicial Service of Ghana is inviting purposes from suitably certified candidates as

Profitable candidates might be required to carry out the next duties:

• Prepare processes filed in dockets.
• Head and index report books. Make entries into the issues books.
• Subject warrants.
• Choose circumstances darkest.
• Put together statistical Returns.
• Mark and register reveals tendered in court docket.
• Name Circumstances.
• Swear in Witnesses.
• Put together Trigger Record
• Another responsibility which may be assigned infrequently.

Qualification Required & Expertise

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

• bachelor diploma in social science or Enterprise Administration from a recognised accredited establishment
• pc literacy in Microsoft Workplace utility and use of the web.
• Good communication and writing abilities in English language.
• Good interpersonal abilities.
• Excessive-level integrity.

NOTE: Candidates should point out tier area of alternative. Candidates should present proof of completion of Nationwide Service.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The

Purposes needs to be directed to the tackle under:

The Judicial Secretary,
Judicial Companies Headquarters,
P. O. BOX 119,
Accra

Closing Date: 11 Might, 2020

Job Vacancy For Court Interpreters


Judicial Service of Ghana invitations purposes from suitably certified individuals for the next emptiness place: docket Interpreters

Abstract

Profitable candidates will likely be required to carry out the comply with duties:

• Interpret courtroom proceedings from native or international languages to English Language and vice versa
• And another associated duties that could be assigned

Qualification Required & Expertise

• Bachelor’s Diploma from a recognised accredited establishment, educational qualification within the spoken language will likely be an added benefit
• Pc literacy in Microsoft Workplace purposes and information in using the web
• Excessive stage integrity
• Glorious oral and written communication in English language

Good oral communication in any of the followings units of languages/dialects

Higher East Area

• Gruni and any two of the next: Hausa, Fulani, Kassim, Talensi, Buli and Twi
• Kusaal and any two of the next: Hausa, Moli, Fulani, Kasim, Talensi and Twi

Ashanti Area

• Twi (Ashante) and any two of the next: Hausa, Ewe, Gruni, Dagbaani, Dagaaba and Fulani

Brong Ahafo Area

• Twi (Bono) and any two of the next: Moo, Banda, Wangara, Fulani and Hausa

Central Area

• Twi (Fante or Asante) and any two of the next: Hausa, Fulani, Nsema, Wassa and Ewe

Japanese Area

• Twi (Akuapim or Asante) and any two of the next: Krobo, Ga, Hausa, Ewe and Fulani

Western Area

• Nzema and any two of the next: Fante, Hausa, Onwi, Twi, Ahanta and Brosa
• Wassa and any two of the next: Hausa, Ewe, Twi, Onwi and Brosa

Higher Accra Area

• Ga and any two of the next: Ga-Dangbe, Twi, Ewe, Hausa and Dagbani
• Ga-Dandgbe and any two of the next: Ga, Twi, Ewe, Hausa and Dagbani

Volta Area

• Ewe and any two of the next: Krobo, Lelemi, Hausa, Twi and Fulani

NB: Candidates should point out their area of selection. Candidates should present proof of completion of Nationwide Service

Location: Nationwide Recruitment

The right way to Apply For the Job

certified individuals ought to ahead their purposes, CVs and names and make contact with particulars of three referees for the eye of:

The Judicial Secretary
Judicial Service Headquarters
P.O.Field 119
Accra

Closing Date: 11 Could, 2020