Give AG Information To Retrieval Waterville Cash – Supreme Court Tells Amidu

The Supreme Courtroom has requested the Special Prosecutor, Martin to sit with the Legal professional Common (AG) with the needed details which will assistance in the retrieval of the €47,365,624 illegally paid to Waterville.

According to the courtroom, nevertheless the fit filed by Mr. Amidu was aimed at helping the place retrieve the money, it did not have appropriate grounding as the Apex docket experienced already created a on it.

It further more requested the Legal professional Common who required the suit to be dismissed on the basis of incompetence to engage Martin Amidu in to get the necessary information he statements he has in his possession to assistance get the cash paid.

Martin Amidu dragged the Attorney-Basic to the Supreme Courtroom on grounds that the division unsuccessful to carry out an purchase to retrieve a €47 million judgment financial debt paid out illegally to Waterville Holding.

Martin Amidu who submitted the go well with as a non-public citizen contends that it has been a lot more than a yr considering the fact that the circumstance, “Martin Amidu vs Legal professional Normal & Waterville Keeping (BVI) Restricted By Martin A. B. K. Amidu” was determined by an Arbitration Tribunal but the order has not been carried out.

Sexual Harassment: Retract and apologise or face me in court

The Vice Chancellor (VC)of the College of , Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has by his legal professionals demanded a retraction of stories and an apology from Omni Restricted, operators of CitiFM, CitiTV and for publishing alleged sexual allegations towards him.

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 According to a letter sighted by dated 12th Oct, 2019, by Amenuvor and Associates, legal professionals for Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the publications that Ms Andrea Pizziconi, Main Govt of Africa Integras, had accused him of sexual harassment are untrue and defamatory and experienced wounded the reputation of their shopper and that he (the Vice chancellor) therefore requires a retraction and an apology from the media household in just 24 hours.

“Our client’s reputation experienced been injured in the eyes
of his professional associations, the university neighborhood, affiliates, household
and in the eyes of the objective and acceptable wondering persons by the wrong
news or allegation carried by your extensively patronized media,” the letter

The letter then additional that: “we have our client’s instructions to desire and which we hereby forcefully do that you retract the defamatory and untrue allegation of sexual harassment published towards him and that you render an unqualified apology to him.”

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The Vice chancellor also demanded that the retraction and
apology be offered the identical prominence as the bogus news.

Letter underneath: Zoure/2019

You’ll lose in court against BBC- Prof Gyampo told

Private lawful practitioner, Attorney Maurice Ampaw is predicting a defeat for senior lecturer at the University of Ghana (UG), Prof. Ransford Gyampo if he dares initiate a lawful action in opposition to BBC more than its “Sex for grades” documentary which mentions him [Gyampo] as one of the lecturers who provided grades to pupils in trade for sexual intercourse.

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“Gyampo need to not go to courtroom. What was he carrying out in the documentary?…was he instructing or lecturing his victim who posed  as a university student?”, the law firm quizzed in an job interview with in Kumasi.

The political scientist, Professor Gyampo, who is also the
Head of European Scientific studies at the university was allegedly implicated in the “sex
for grades” investigations carried out by BBC Africa Eye, even with sturdy

“I did not see anything at all like that [in the ] and I have
not finished everything like that,” the UG Lecturer vehemently denied threatened to
sue BBC.

Speaking to the denial however, Attorney Maurice insisted
allegations of sexual towards the Lecturer even now holds consequently it
would be difficult for Professor Gyampo to exonerate himself right before any law

“Though it is not clear that Professor Gyampo had intercourse
with the lady but if he  himself is requested
to demonstrate the material of the documentary in advance of any judge, it will mean that
his steps and inactions will advise carrying out it”, the controversial law firm

Meanwhile, the chairperson of the anti-sexual harassment
committee of the University of Ghana (UG), Dr. Margaret Amoakohene has refuted
allegations manufactured against some lecturers of the institution cited in the BBC
Africa Eye documentary, saying that there is no proof that exhibits that they
slept with the learners to give them much better grades

Talking to matter, Dr. Amoakohene mentioned that whilst she sides with the truth that it is a misconduct amongst individuals lecturers and therefore calls for additional investigations, she disagrees with the “sex for grades” tag.

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“If you search at the transcript that they extra, there is no
evidence of sex for grade. I agree that the lecturers misbehaved and so you
will discuss these as unacceptable behaviours that should be investigated but
there was no indicator of sex for grades. In one situation, it was the
nationwide service placement. Who desires grades at countrywide company? She accomplished
and she was hunting for placement,” she stated. Zoure/2019

Family of coupists storm court to pour libation

Basic Information of Wednesday, 9 October 2019


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The family members of some nine alleged coup who have been charged with treason felony, besieged a district regulation court on Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019, to invoke the energy of their ancestral gods to make certain justice for their kith.

The 9 persons ended up accused of plotting to destabilise the country.

Talking in the Ewe language, the chief of the suspects’ family members, who wore a blue smock and blue pair of trousers, chanted incantations and poured libation to plead with their gods to intervene in the subject.

The leader also requested the deities to strike dead anyone involved in any variety of the plot from their kinfolk.

The 9 who ended up billed are Dr Fredrick Mac Palm, Colonel Samuel Kodzo Gameli, Geshong Akpa, W.O.2 Esther Doku, Lance Corporal Ali Solomon, Lance Corporal Albert Baba Ibrahim, Lance Corporal Sylvester Akapewon, Brilliant Alan Debrah and Corporal Seidu Abubakar.

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Court acquits Dr. Obengfo

An Accra Circuit docket has acquitted Dr. Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, the proprietor of the Hospital, situated at Weija in Accra.

He was charged for staying an unregistered practitioner and working an unlicensed wellness facility.

But the Courtroom on Tuesday in its ruling did not locate him culpable for each the rates proffered by the prosecution.

The choose, Emmanuel Essandoh, in a 100-webpage ruling indicated that there have been inconsistencies in the proof presented by the prosecution witnesses and by that the evidence was discredited and insufficient.

The Healthcare and Dental Council through its plan monitoring in July 2015, been given data that Dr Obeng-Andoh had failed to renew his annual license to practice and to run the non-public facility.

Armed with this and facts, the Council made a criticism with the police which led to his arrest on December 28, 2016.

Dr. Obeng-Andoh was currently being investigated above the dying of Stacy Offei Darko at his professional medical facility.

In accordance to the mother of the deceased, Nana Akosua Animah, her 37-yr-outdated daughter fell ill and sought health care awareness at the Obengfo Medical center but died after her admission.

In January 2017, the Healthcare and Dental Council closed down Obengfo Clinic for functioning illegally.

That was the next lawful motion the facility faced following the council first revoked Dr. Obeng-Andoh’s licence in 2013 for operating illegally.

Dr. Obeng-Andoh was in December 2016, also arrested in excess of the exact same problem after the Dental and Health-related Council mentioned it experienced been given numerous problems from some persons who patronized the facility.

According to the Council, Dr. Obeng-Andoh endangers the life of his clients hence the move to halt his operations.


NCA case: Application to quash High Court decision forces long adjournment

Commercial Large Courtroom presided more than by Justice Eric Kyei Baffour, has adjourned sitting down in the case of the Republic verses Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and 4 many others, to the 12th of November 2019, to pave way for the Courtroom to ascertain an application for Certiorari by the third accused person, Dr. Nana Owusu Ensaw.

The accused is in search of to quash the final of the Large Court docket that purchased the accused individual to open his defence in regard of two out of six prices most popular versus him by the Point out.

Possessing resumed from the lengthy lawful trip currently the 8th of October 2019, the initial accused human being, Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, was expected to carry on with his proof in chief right opening his defence ahead of the stop of the 2018/2019 lawful 12 months final July.

Having said that, law firm for the 3rd accused man or woman, Johnson Nomesenu, who was holding the transient of Samuel Cudjoe, instructed the Court that he has submitted an application for an purchase of Certiorari directed at the decision of the Court docket which ordered his client to open his defence and to that close, the Courtroom is enjoined to quit proceedings pending the closing perseverance of the Software in advance of the Supreme Court.

Justice Eric Kyei Baffour’s Courtroom in its ruling on the software noted that because of to the pendency of the software before the Apex Courtroom of the land he has “decided to err on the side of caution, maintain additional proceedings for now and adjourn to the 12th of November 2019” Justice Eric Kyei Baffour mentioned.


In accordance to the points of the scenario, as offered by the Legal professional Standard in the scenario of the Republic vrs. Eugene Baffoe Bonnie and 4 other people, the initial accused, Baffoe-Bonnie, 2nd accused Tettey Tevie, 3rd accused Ensaw and 4th accused human being Osman, were being allegedly aided by the 5th accused person, Oppong, to engage in the felony act.

It claimed the earlier administration experienced contracted an Israeli company, NSO Group Technology Restricted, to supply a listening devices at a expense of $6 million to help the authorities to monitor discussions of people suspected to be engaged in terror things to do.

A local agent, Infraloks Advancement Limited, charged $2 million to facilitate the transaction, bringing the total sum to $8 million. The facts stated that the Nationwide Protection did not have the cash to fund the transaction and for that motive the NCA, which experienced supervisory jurisdiction around the use of these types of equipment, was requested to fund the challenge.

The details sheet also stated $4 million was withdrawn from the NCA’s account, whilst $1 million out of the withdrawn sum was deposited into the account of the Israeli firm. The A-G stated that the remaining $3 million was lodged in the account of Oppong, who acted as a representative of the neighborhood agents, Infraloks Growth Ltd.

All the accused folks have pleaded not guilty to many counts of resulting in economical decline of $4 million to the State. The Significant Court has also granted each accused individual a $1-million bail, with a few sureties, and directed them to surrender their passports to the registrar of the courtroom.


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Court stops NPP Parliamentary primaries at Asawase

A Kumasi Higher docket Presided in excess of by Justice Frederick Tetteh has granted an injunction on the next weekend’s New Patriotic Celebration (NPP) in the Asawase Constituency of the Ashanti Area.

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A duplicate of the injunction which has since been served on the New
Patriotic Occasion (NPP), the Electoral Commission  and the Municipal Main Executive (MCE) of
Asokore-Mampong Hon Alidu Seidu who are all fascinated events in the primaries.

The latest motion is in protest to a resolution by Regional Govt Committee signed by the Regional Secretary
Sam Pyne which was arrived at on Monday July 29, 2019 at the assembly barring
candidate individuals from contesting three some others they imposed in the orphan
constituencies in the party’s environment financial institution.

He disclosed that just after comprehensive and exhaustive deliberations,
 the committee have unanimously declared that, the a few(3) Orphan
Constituencies in the region shall sponsor the candidatures of Hon. Alidu
Seidu, MCE- Asokore Mampong, Hon. Salisu Bamba, MCE – Ejura Sekyeredumasi and
Hon. Joseph Owusu, DCE – Sekyere Afram Plains as sole candidates for the
Asawase, Ejura Sekyeredumasi and Sekyere Afram Plains respectively.

action is in line with the party’s method to annex these 3 (3)
constituencies. The social gathering is settled to make guaranteed that, all other actions are
in tune with Article 12,(I) of the party’s structure and all get together members
are enjoined to abide by this resolution. Social gathering users who flout this
directive shall be sanctioned in accordance to the guidelines and restrictions of the party’s
constitution”, he explained.

But citizens have angrily reacted to the go threatening to do
the unthinkable if the occasion fails to open up the constituency up for contest.

In accordance to some youth groups, the Regional Govt Committee of the get together can’t ascertain who represents them as their parliamentary applicant in advance of the 2020 polls insisting it is out of location to make such a choice.

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The subject was taken to the countrywide executive committee, appeals committee of the party as well as the disciplinary committee and has now landed in the courts. Zoure/2019

Court places injunction on Asawase NPP primaries

Mr. Freddie Blay (L) and John Boadu at NPP conference
Mr. Freddie Blay (L) and John Boadu at NPP meeting

A Kumasi Substantial Court has positioned an on the prepared parliamentary of the governing New Patriotic Get together (NPP) in the Asawase constituency in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

The court docket granted a request by an aide to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia Manaf Ibrahim who has complained of unfairness in the construct up to the Saturday polls.

The injunction sighted by Starr News barred any individual or group from holding the primaries in the constituency on Saturday.

The accommodate talked the NPP, electoral fee and the party’s selected applicant in the constituency as defendants.

It warned the sole candidate not to enable himself to be declared as winner for a period of time of 10 times.

The NPP, will, on Saturday September, 2019, maintain parliamentary primaries throughout the nation in all the 106 constituencies that the party has no sitting MPs (orphan constituencies).

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UK MPs return after court rules shutdown unlawful

MPs and peers will return to Parliament later on just the Supreme Courtroom dominated that its suspension was illegal.

Boris Johnson, who is flying again early from a UN summit in New York, faces phone calls to resign from opposition teams.

The PM has mentioned he “profoundly disagreed” with Tuesday’s landmark ruling but he would regard it.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, mentioned he would not criticise the , but he “disagreed with their position”.

Commons Speaker John Bercow stated MPs will sit from 11:30 BST. There will be no Key Ministers’ Inquiries but urgent issues, ministerial statements and crisis debates would be heard.

Mr Gove also claimed the govt would outline its method to the court ruling afterwards as a result of the Leader of the Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Following Tuesday’s unanimous ruling, Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn brought forward his social gathering meeting speech so he could return to Westminster on Wednesday.

Speaking to BBC’s Radio 4 Now programme, he reiterated his contact for Mr Johnson to resign, and mentioned the court’s conclusion experienced left the PM “badly wanting”.

But he stated he would not be proposing a movement of no self esteem, which could induce a normal election, till it was “very clear” the primary minister will request an extension to Brexit to reduce a no-offer.

On Tuesday, the court dominated it was unachievable to conclude there experienced been any motive – “let by itself a good reason” – to advise the Queen to prorogue Parliament for five months in the operate-up to the Brexit deadline of 31 Oct.

Mr Johnson, who was attending the UN Standard Assembly in New York, spoke to the Queen immediately after the ruling, a senior authorities formal mentioned, despite the fact that no aspects of the dialogue have been unveiled.

The prime minister also chaired a 30-moment telephone connect with with his cupboard.

A source instructed the BBC Mr Rees-Mogg advised cupboard ministers on the simply call that the action by the court docket experienced amounted to a “constitutional coup”.

Talking immediately after the ruling, Mr Johnson insisted the suspension of Parliament experienced been essential in purchase for him to provide ahead a Queen’s Speech on 14 October outlining his government’s guidelines.

But the court docket found that the influence of this sort of a move stopped MPs from scrutinising the federal government.

Previously, the primary minister reported he “refused to be deterred” from on with “an thrilling and dynamic domestic agenda” and to do that he would require a Queen’s Speech.

The court docket ruling does not avoid him from proroguing all over again in order to hold just one, as lengthy as it does not stop Parliament carrying out its obligations “without acceptable justification”.

A No 10 source said the Supreme Court had “made a major error in extending its arrive at to these political matters” and had “made it very clear that its explanations [were] connected to the Parliamentary disputes about, and timetable for” Brexit.

But Supreme Courtroom president Girl Hale emphasised in the ruling that the situation was “not about when and on what terms” the Uk remaining the EU – it was about the choice to suspend Parliament.

Mr Johnson has reported Brexit will happen with or without the need of a offer on 31 October.

But MPs handed a law prior to Parliament was suspended to drive the PM to request for an extension from the EU if a deal – or approval for no-offer – is voted for by MPs by 19 Oct.

Talking to Nowadays, Mr Gove claimed he “appreciated the gravity” of the determination by the Supreme Court, but he disagreed with their situation.

He mentioned: “It is only truthful to level out that there is a extremely respectable established of lawful views that have pointed out, in accordance to the knowledge of the law – until now – what the governing administration did was totally lawful.

“Now, of study course, the Supreme Court docket has taken a unique perspective and I imagine it is all crucial we reflect on that judgement and its outcomes.”

Pushed on whether the government would apologise, Mr Gove reported they must not say sorry for “having a strong domestic agenda” and trying to find a Queen’s Speech.

In its place, he reiterated calls for Parliament to agree to keep a common election and “let the people decide”.

Mr Corbyn mentioned he would not back again an election “until it is incredibly, pretty clear” the prime minister will seek an extension to Brexit to prevent a no-offer, and so significantly he has “refused to give the enterprise to do that”.

He advised Currently that blocking the British isles leaving without a deal was Labour’s “priority”, introducing: “I am really satisfied to have a typical election when we have taken no deal off the table and the European Union has agreed that extension.”

The Labour chief also named on Mr Johnson to apologise for suspending Parliament in the to start with put.

“He ought to apologise the two to [the Queen], but far more importantly apologise to the British folks for hoping to shut down our democracy in a very important time when individuals are pretty nervous about what will come about on 31 Oct,” he reported.

Questioned no matter if he would vote for a recess to allow for the Conservatives to maintain their personal conference afterwards this 7 days, Mr Corbyn claimed: “I will not support just about anything that shuts down Parliament right up until it is absolutely distinct the authorities will abide by the European Union legislation that we handed in Parliament [ruling out a no-deal Brexit].”

‘He’s not likely anywhere’

Scotland’s To start with Minister, the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, Wales’ First Minister, Labour’s Mark Drakeford, and Sinn Fein’s vice-president, Michelle O’Neill have all identified as for Mr Johnson to resign.

Downing Avenue has insisted there is no issue of him standing apart.

And Mr Johnson was backed by US President Donald Trump at a joint press meeting at the UN summit.

“I’ll inform you, I know him well, he’s not likely any place,” explained Mr Trump, following a US reporter quizzed the primary minister on no matter if he was going to resign.



Two Dragged To Court Over Electricity Fraud

Two Dragged To Court Over Electricity Fraud

The Makola Division of the Police Services has arrested Amos Debi and Emmanuel Nartey for allegedly participating in energy fraud.

Their arrest follows a manufactured to the Law enforcement by officers of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Ltd, in accordance to an formal assertion issued to the Ghana News Company on Tuesday.

Narrating the aspects of the case, the Performing Accra West Regional Standard Supervisor of the PDS, Engineer Ankomah Emmanuel, said that while on schedule monitoring of domestic electrical energy installations of some buyers, their personnel arrived across two electrical electrical power meters in a household, whose information could not be traced in the Company’s technique.

The meters have been hence identified as stolen from their initial end users.

On further investigations, the crew realised that these meters had been illegally loaded with pre-paid out credits with a “master card” these that it manufactured it impossible to obtain pre-paid out credits.

On interrogations and a search of Debi’s home, the MasterCard was discovered concealed in a bag.

In his warning statement to the Police, Debi admitted the offence and mentioned Nartey, a resident of Mamprobi Kamara, as the resource of the meters and card.

He disclosed that he charged the purchaser a price of GHC 30.00 to load their meters with credit rating truly worth GHC 50.00.

Adhering to his arrest, Nartey was discovered as a former employee of the B.O.T Electrical Firm, which operated a meter functioning contract with the Energy Corporation of Ghana Ltd. (ECG).

He uncovered that when the deal amongst ECG and the B.O.T finished, he retrieved the MasterCard and meters from the BOT Firm in advance of their final departure to China. The two have since been arraigned at the courtroom.

3 Coup plotters for court today

3 (3) suspected coup plotters arrested previous Friday in endeavor to overthrow the latest governing administration will be arraigned in advance of court today, September 24, 2019, has gathered.

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It is not promptly regarded what fees may well be desired
in opposition to all a few but sources at the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI)
confirmed they will make an appearance in courtroom to be remanded even though
investigations go on into the make any difference.

Dr. Frederick Yao Mac-Palmdel Healthcare facility and his two
accomplices – Mr. Ezor Kafui (a neighborhood weapon company) and Mr. Shiny Allan
Debrah Ofosu (aka BB or ADC) were arrested just 15 months of trailing their

Defence Intelligence, CID and Bureau of Nationwide Investigations
(BNI), which conducted a profitable operation,  led to the arrest of 3 persons and the
retrieval of quite a few arms, explosive equipment and ammunition from places in
Accra and Bawaleshie in close proximity to Dodowa.

Surveillance on the things to do of the people involved
commenced in June 2018, when Dr. Mac-Palm and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu (“BB”
or “ADC”), started off arranging a sequence of meetings at the Future-Door Seaside
Resort, in Teshie, and other areas in Accra, in furtherance of their

 Between June and August 2018, BB, performing for and on behalf of Dr. MacPalm, contacted a amount of serving military personnel, and talked them into hatching and executing a plot to receive weapons, get more than vital installations, and safe funding for the purpose of having over the reins of government. These conferences had been carefully monitored.

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In August 2018, Dr. Mac-Palm and two other individuals, Kennedy Amoah
and Dr. Albert Sam (Based in the United states) formed a team identified as “Take Action
(TAG), beneath the guise of mobilising the youth for country creating, instruction,
health and fitness, and providing shelter to the needy. Proof offered exhibits the intent
was to develop a assist foundation of youth, and radicalize them in opposition to the political
authority in Ghana. Zoure/2019

Cardi B comes at Tekashi 6ix9ine in epic fashion after rapper snitched in court

Cardi B just responded to allegations that she’s an affiliate of a violent street gang immediately after Tekashi 6ix9ine dropped her identify in court docket.

The world wide web community was turned upside down Thursday afternoon when was rumored that Tekashi was fingering more celebrities for allegedly being in the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods, the violent road gang that he was formerly affiliated with.

The rapper reportedly dropped Cardi B‘s identify as anyone included, which caught everybody by surprise, like Cardi.

The “Bodak yellow” star seemingly denied the accusations afterwards in the working day when she posted two viral films with the caption, “Mood.”

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Equally of Cardi’s posts have been flooded with response from supporters, laughing her response to the gang allegations.

It’s been a rough working day for Cardi, as she was also stated guiding Nicki Minaj in Forbes’ once-a-year record of “Highest-Paid out Hip-Hop Acts” for 2019.

Natalia Fort Sues Chris Vincent And 6 Other Media Houses To Court

  • Natalia Fort Sues Vincent And 6 Other Properties To Courtroom

News caster with Media Generale’s Tv set3 Community, Natalie Fort has sued blogger Chris Vincent Agyapong and 6 other media to courtroom more than alleged defamation versus her

Chris Vincent Agyapong some months in the past broke a story on the news caster alleging that she is expecting with a child with no recognizing who the precise father of the baby is.

The blogger even further went to point out that the caster has taken a year’s depart without having shell out in purchase to choose treatment of her being pregnant.

The news caster arrived out to debunk the promises stating that she took her leave to pursue greater education and is not pregnant. She threatened to get motion versus the publishers for generating people claims.

Natalia Fort Drags Blogger Chris Vincent Agyapong And 6 Other Media Residences To Courtroom For Defamation

In a summon from an Accra High courtroom dated September 4th, Natalie Fort insists Chris Vincent Agyapong’s Ghana Celebs and other media residences namely Ghana Website, Yen Ghana, GH Web site, Ghana Slayers, Netbuzz Africa and Peace Fm Online ought to retract defamatory statements manufactured from her and even more restrain them from publishing even more defamatory statements.

She is additional seeking damages, which include unique, aggravated and exemplary damages for libel if the scenario may feel fit.

Third suspect in Takoradi kidnapping case to face court soon

The Ghana Law enforcement Services claims it will quickly set right before court docket the 3rd in the Takoradi circumstance.

According to facts accessible to Citi , the suspect, Chika Innoidim John, has presented his preliminary assertion to the law enforcement subsequent his repatriation to Ghana from Nigeria on Wednesday.

He was arrested in August this calendar year by Nigerian safety officials, right after which Ghanaian officers activated the repatriation procedures.

The approach having said that delayed mainly because the suspect was staying investigated by Nigerian law enforcement for other alleged offences.

The development comes couple times soon after the four ladies have been declared dead by law enforcement in Ghana, subsequent the outcome of a DNA check on human areas identified in the household of the major suspect, Samuel Udoetuk-Wills in Takoradi.

One more suspects, also Nigerian, John Oji and Samuel Udoetuk-Wills, are already standing trial for their alleged roles in the kidnapping and subsequent murder.

Samuel Udoetuk-Wills is by now serving a 3-12 months sentence for escaping lawful custody on his first arrest.


Takoradi girls: Third suspect extradited to Ghana to face court

Common News of Thursday, 19 September 2019


TAKORADI MURDER SUSPECT1Chika Innoidim John is the 3rd in the circumstance of murdered

The 3rd suspect in the situation of the 4 murdered Takoradi ladies, Chika Innoidim John, has been extradited to Ghana.

The suspect, considered to be portion of a cross border felony gang was till his extradition to Ghana in the custody of the Nigerian law enforcement soon after his arrest past thirty day period by Nigeria’s National Company for the Prohibition in Trafficking of People.

Mr Innoidim John is expected to be place ahead of court on Friday even as law enforcement prosecutors get ready to choose contemporary rates against him and two other accomplices by now in custody, such as the principal suspect Samuel Udoetuk Wills.

The suspect arrived in Ghana onboard an Africa Globe Airline flight on Wednesday night.

Resources at the CID say Chika’s extradition to Ghana will verify pretty helpful in unravelling the circumstance of the Takoradi girls who the Inspector Basic of Police (IGP) introduced on Monday are now considered to be useless.

It was Chika’s phone interaction with Samuel Wills, monitored by the police, which delivered new clues primary to the discovery of the stays of the women.

Key suspect Udoetuk Wills who is recognised to have been in touch with the ladies prior to their disappearance and John Orji has all this even though been held on kidnapping associated rates.

The confirmation of the fatalities of Ruth Abaka, Ruthlove Quayson, Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Koranchie, on the other hand, suggests the charges would have to be revised to murder.

Taxi driver in court for biting colleague’s ear

Gifty Amofa, GNA

Accra, Sept. 18, GNA
– An Accra Circuit Court has granted a GH¢10,000.00 bail with two sureties to a
taxi for allegedly biting the ear of a in excess of passengers.

Kwesi Offei, also
hit Seth Agbotsey’s jaw, resulting in him to drop a tooth as effectively as pierced the
head with an ignition critical.

He has pleaded not
responsible to producing unlawful harm to the complainant.

The court docket presided
in excess of by Mrs Ruby Nash Aryitey ordered that he make his next visual appearance on
October 14.

Prosecuting, Law enforcement
Inspector Samuel Ahiabor stated Agbotsey and Offei are cabbies, adding that
even though Agbotsey lived at Alajo, Offei lived at Kanda, all suburbs of Accra.

He reported Agbotsey
operated at the Tetteh Quashie Roundabout taxi rank and on July 16, at
2200 several hours, the complainant was at perform when Offei, in his cab, dropped a
passenger at the road aspect close to complainant’s taxi rank and was soliciting for

Inspector Ahiabor
said this happened though one more taxi was at the rank loading.

The complainant then
warned the accused particular person not to choose travellers from their station but he
refused and this led to a misunderstanding between them leading to a battle.

He reported Offei bit
the upper section of Agbotsey’s ear which manufactured him bleed profusely in addition to
hitting his jaw which induced him to drop a tooth and also stabbed his head with
his ignition vital. 

Onlookers and other
drivers all around arrived to the rescue of Agbostey, who went to the police station
to make a formal .

He was issued with a
health-related sort to attend hospital, the Prosecution explained.

Offei, on the other
hand, also noted the incident and was detained for investigations and later on
sent to the court docket.


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AU ‘concerned’ about ‘politicisation’ of war crimes court

Desmond Davies, GNA London Bureau Chief

The Hague, Sept. 17,
GNA – Although users of the African Union consist of the greatest bloc of
international locations that are signatories to the Rome Statue of the International Criminal
Courtroom, the pan-African overall body is becoming involved the politicisation of the
war crimes courtroom, the Lawful Counsel of the AU, Dr Namira Negm, has warned.

She stated that the 33
African international locations that had signed the Rome Statute were being from impunity, just
as the ICC, but requested why the AU now “has main problems with the ICC”.

“We can just
simplify our remedy and say politicisation,” Dr Negm told a symposium on
“Lessons from the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé & ICC Review”, at the Dutch International
Ministry in The Hague.

Organised by Africa
Lawful Assist (AFLA), the programme brought jointly lawful professionals, academics and
human legal rights activities to glimpse at the circumstance brought towards the former
President of Cote d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, and his then Minister for Sporting activities
and Youth, Charles Blé Goudé, by the ICC in 2011.

The two had been charged
with committing crimes versus humanity through post-election violence in Cote
d’Ivoire amongst 2010 and 2011 but were being freed in January this calendar year.

Dr Negm reported: “…we
are witnessing a deeper feeling of divergence in between the AU and the Court docket.
“Legal and political discrepancies are increasing and we think that this can
only be mended if the Court docket will revisit some of its authorized arguments that
disregard other branches of global legislation.”

She included: “Coming
to this specific circumstance of the trial of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé, as a great deal as the AU
strongly believes that perpetrators should really be held accountable for their
crimes, it also firmly thinks that owing method of the regulation and the suitable of
the accused must be respected and guarded.” 

Dr Negm admitted
that Mr Gbagbo experienced preferred to stay in electric power immediately after he shed the presidential
election to Mr Alassane Ouattara, but the AU “assisted in observing Gbagbo out of

She claimed Cote
d’Ivoire, a condition social gathering to the Rome Statue, did not item to making an attempt Mr Gbagbo
in The Hague.

“That shows the will
of the African States to get the job done with global justice.

“Yet, the consequence of
the situation demonstrates that there is a challenge in the Court,” Dr Negm explained.

“Why would the Court docket
continue in a situation without having potent evidence?

“Cases in advance of the
Court docket are mostly politically delicate, for the reason that they include the trials of
existing leaders, prior leaders.”

“Shouldn’t the Courtroom
be far more prudent in indicting political leaders without strong proof?

“Why did the Court docket
glimpse into the political implications in continuing with the circumstance of Afghanistan
and not to conditions in Africa?”

The ICC reported in
April this yr that it dropped investigations into alleged US war crimes
dedicated in Afghanistan mainly because of problems in obtaining proof and
witness testimony.

Dr Negm stated situations
like that of Gbagbo, “with his acquittal for absence of proof do tarnish the
trustworthiness of the Court”.

She additional: “Once
there is not a strong circumstance in advance of the Court, it ought to be dismissed…otherwise
it falls into the very first trap of politicisation.

“[The] ICC’s ruling
that Laurent Gbagbo had no scenario to answer and that there is inadequate
evidence to convict him of crimes towards humanity underpins a deeply rooted
dilemma [with] the Courtroom and prosecution with regards to Africans.”

She claimed that just one
purpose why cases in opposition to significant profile leaders were being difficult to set up was
for the reason that “they really do not dedicate the crimes by themselves”.

“This signifies that
prosecutors frequently have to rely on circumstantial evidence and the doctrine of
command obligation that calls for on the aspect of the leaders that
they realized or should really have recognised the crimes would be fully commited and failed to have
taken techniques to stop them from staying perpetrated or punish the perpetrators
right after the celebration,” Dr Negm reported.

“Moreover, in this kind of situations,
the prosecutor need to also take into account the often involvement of politics
and political manoeuvring that will accompany them.

“As a make a difference of
basic principle in intercontinental legal law, wherever guilt is primarily based on circumstantial
proof, such proof will have to exclude any acceptable conclusion other than the
guilt of the defendant.

“In the Gbagbo scenario,
this conclusion is specifically embarrassing for the prosecution as the
presenter of the circumstance,” she claimed.

“Therefore, it is an
important lesson that just before issuing arrest warrants from leaders that may possibly
result in their incarceration for lots of several years, lengthy trials, enormous charges and
superior expectations on the element of victims, prosecutors have to be glad that
their circumstances in opposition to the defendants, in the absence of rebutting proof,
build guilt over and above a affordable doubt,” Dr Negm added.

The tone of the
symposium experienced been established by the Govt Director of ALFA, Evelyn A. Ankumah,
when she touched on the thorny problem of politicisation of the ICC in her
opening deal with.

Ms Ankumah claimed that
“in principle” the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé case was “just any other criminal

“Yet, clearly, ICC
circumstances, and this one in unique, are no everyday cases.

“The force, the
political tension on the Prosecutor to initiate a scenario is higher than in
standard felony instances.”

She mentioned that additional
stress could be introduced to bear on the ICC due to the heinous nature and
scale of atrocities and the amount of victims.

“Extra tension,
however, may perhaps also be triggered by far more subjective factors, like countries,
governments, or organisations that desire to see a offered human being prosecuted by the

“We all know that
these kinds of influencing occurs, and this is problematic.

“The hazard of
politicising the function of the Prosecutor exists, particularly in which it worries
politically critical or influential people,” Ms Ankumah additional.

“In ICC cases, not
only the Prosecutor, but also the judges have to run in a setting of added

“Because of the
seriousness of the crimes, and the superior quantity of victims, the public, and
indeed the victims, frequently count on and demand a conviction.

“There is a risk
that the achievement of the ICC may possibly be identified by the range of convictions.
“Acquittals are all much too frequently found as a weak spot of the Court docket, a sign of it not
performing adequately,” she said.

“Yet, when judges
conclude that there is not adequate evidence, the person is not guilty.
“Justice is performed.

“One could pretty nicely
appear at the acquittal as a victory for international justice,” Ms Ankumah


Judge tells court he was getting ‘horny’ due to amount of sex mentioned during case


A judge in Bermuda has been criticised by the British Courtroom of Appeals for telling a murder trial he was obtaining ‘’ due to the fact of the sum of intercourse described in the case.

Carlisle Greaves, who served right up until final as a junior decide in the British overseas territory, produced the outrageous remark whilst a witness gave critical evidence in the course of the demo.

The murder trial, which saw Khyri Smith-Williams convicted of slaying Colford Ferguson, was taken to the Courtroom of Enchantment when defense lawyer Jerome Lynch demanded a retrial, proclaiming the judge had behaved inappropriately.

Calisle Greaves, who served until last month as a junior judge in the British overseas territory, made the outrageous remark while a witness gave crucial evidence during the hearing

Calisle Greaves, who served until previous thirty day period as a junior decide in the British abroad territory, built the outrageous remark even though a witness gave essential evidence during the hearing

The Courtroom of Enchantment finally turned down the phone calls but Charm judge Sir Maurice Kay explained the courtroom could not condone the lewd opinions. 

Mr Justice Kay claimed: ‘In distinct, his remark “all this sex is commencing to get me horny” was inappropriate and inimical to the dignity of courtroom proceedings. 

‘Mr Lynch was justified in criticising it. However, I do not feel that it ruined the defence or experienced the likely to undermine the protection of the conviction.’   

Smith-Williams was sentenced to provide at the very least 35 years in prison previous Oct, right he was discovered guilty of the murder by a the greater part verdict. 

Mr Ferguson, a 29-12 months-old father of a single, was shot lifeless in February 2011, as he labored on a house in Somerset, Bermuda – which is a cluster of 181 islands in the North Atlantic normally referred to in the collective.

Troy Harris, a witness for the Crown, instructed the courtroom that Smith-Williams confessed his involvement in the killing to him and admitted that he experienced driven the getaway motorbike.

He explained Smith-Williams also informed him that Rasheed Muhammad had pulled the set off and that Mr. Ferguson was not the intended goal.

Smith-Williams launched an enchantment towards his conviction, which was listened to in June.

In the listening to, Mr Lynch criticised Mr Justice Greaves’s managing of the circumstance, notably his conduct all through Mr Harris’s proof.

He argued that the decide experienced finished tiny to rein in the witness’s use of vulgar language and that the ‘tacit approval’ of the behaviour had lent it believability.

In transcripts offered to the Court of Charm, Mr Harris cursed consistently, known as Mr Muhammad a f****t and produced recurring references to ‘f***ing p***y’.

But the greater court docket discovered Mr Justice Greaves’s response to the unsavoury language was not prejudicial.

Mr Justice Kay wrote: ‘Anybody acquainted with major felony trials, in this jurisdiction in modern decades, is aware of the choose has a quite personal design and style, whereby he engages with witnesses, defendants, juries and advocates in an casual way, frequently utilizing relaxed language and rich metaphors.

‘In relation to Harris, it was crucial that the judge need to aid his proof, whatsoever it turned out to be.

‘If he took the see, and I suspect he did, that the ideal program was to allow the witness have his say, matter to the principles of proof, rather than find to inhibit him, it appears to me that that was an training of judgment which was open to him.’

Source: DAILYMAIL.CO.British isles

Report to Parliament in one month or face me in court- Adongo to BoG

A Member of the Finance Committee of Parliament Hon. Isaac has served see of an impending lawful motion against the Bank of Ghana (Bog) above the regulator’s failure to comply with its statutory reporting necessities to parliament.

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According to the Bolgatanga Central Member of Parliament
(MP), area 53 of the Lender of Ghana Act requires the Bathroom to post a report
to Parliament as soon as each six months on all overseas exchange been given and payment
and transfers designed outside the house Ghana.

However “the Bank of Ghana has either failed and or
neglected to comply with this statutory reporting necessity and is therefore
in distinct breach of the Financial institution of Ghana Act.”

In a letter signed by his law firm Dr. Dominic Akuritinga
Ayine to the Attorney Common and copied the Lender of Ghana governor, Isaac
Adongo explained “he intends to carry on to courtroom to compel the Financial institution of Ghana to
comply with the law in just one month.”

In the watch of the MP, the Bog is acting in poor destiny by working with its legislation to clean up the banking sector by closing down economic establishments notably the Specialised Deposit Having Establishments but failed to comply with a legislation that compels it to report to parliament every 6 months.

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“As a member of the Finance committee of Parliament,
our consumer also reserves the correct to exercise choices available below
the standing orders of parliament,” the letter included Zoure/2019