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KNUST student kills Uber driver over GHC1,200 debt

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KNUST student kills Uber driver over GHC1,200 debt

KNUST student kills Uber driver: The Police at Tafo/Pankrono in the Ashanti Region are holding a final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for allegedly murdering an Uber driver.

The suspect, Awuah Emmanuel, 23, was arrested after the whereabouts of the victim, Thomas Danso and his Toyota Corolla vehicle could not be traced since July 12, 2020 and needed police action.

The suspect was, however, arrested at Nyinahini upon a tipoff who later led the police to a thick forest near Nkawie/Toase in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality to recover his body.

Divisional Police Commander at Tafo/Pankrono ACP Annor Arhin who briefed the media over the incident said the suspect will be arraigned before court tomorrow, Thursday, July 16.

“What he [the victim] does is that normally when the car goes to work they communicated every two hours but for about four hours he could not hear of him so he became alarmed. On that same day around 9pm he called to inform the police that the vehicle has been spotted at Nyinahini so we gave the details to our colleagues there to trace the vehicle, impound it and arrest the occupants onboard.

“The main suspect is final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He committed the murder with one other man who is at large,” the Police Chief said.

It was later gathered that the victim, Thomas Danso, 24 was murdered over ¢1,200 debt.

“This happened in a thick forest between Atwima Gyankobaa and Hwidiem that was where they murdered the victim and drove to Nyinahini after committing the act… He told the deceased that it was because of the debt that he brought him to that thick forest and demanded same,” ACP Annor said.

The partially decomposed body of the victim has since been recovered and deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

ACP Arhin said another suspect named as Akeem also known as Cross is being pursued.

 

Source: Daily Mail

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Missing Takoradi Girls: 2 Nigerian nationals sentenced to death by hanging for killing the girls

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Takoradi Missing Girls: 2 Nigerian nationals sentenced to death by hanging for killing the girls

Missing Takoradi Girls: 2 Nigerian nationals sentenced to death by hanging for killing the girls

Two suspects involved in the four missing Takoradi girls case were on Friday 5 March 2021 slapped with death sentence by the Sekondi High Court.

The two Nigerians Samuel Udeotuk Wills and John Oji were charged for kidnapping and murdering Ruth Abakah, 19; Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Ruth Love Quayson,18 and Priscilla Koranchie, 15.

The two have 30 days within which they can appeal the sentence.

The High Court presided over by Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong, a Court of Appeal Judge with additional responsibility as a High Court judge, gave the sentence after the 7-member jury found them guilty.

The girls went missing between July and December 2018 and confirmed dead by the police in August 2019.

Background

The accused persons in the case were both Nigerian nationals and friends. The first accused Udoetuk Wills who claimed to be a trader was resident in Kansaworado in Takoradi, while the second accused person, John Oji, also claims to be a salesman at a tobacco dealership form in Port Harcourt, Nigeria but often visits Udoetuk Wills in Kansaworado.

Takoradi Missing Girls: 2 Nigerian nationals sentenced to death by hanging for killing the girls

The first of the four to be kidnapped was identified as Ruth Abeka 18 and resident at Diabene with the grandparents and other siblings, followed by Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21 and a student of University of Education, Winneba, and resides at Diabenekrom with the parents.

The third victim, Ruthlove Quayson, 18, was a student and also resides at Diabenekrom with her parents, and the fourth Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 15, who also resided at Fijai Hills with her parents.

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Man stoned to death for stealing cat in Tema

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Man stoned to death for stealing cat in Tema

A 37-year-old man Abdullah Gedo has been stoned to death at Jerusalem a suburb of Tema by some unknown residents.

According to reports, luck eluded Gedo who is said to have stolen a cat on Sunday dawn.

Some individuals who saw him with the botty pounced on him and was hit with slabs of stones.

The Stolen cat

The Stolen cat

Gedo was found in a pool of blood and efforts made at resuscitating him proved futile.

Gedo stoned to death

Gedo stoned to death

A brother to the deceased Alhassan Issah, said they are yet to come to terms with the incident and hope the police will do a thorough investigation to unravel the mystery behind his death.

Residents of Jerusalem say the stealing of cats has become rampant in the area with several cats missing in this short period of Yuletide.

The remains of Gedo has since been deposited at the Police Hospital pending an autopsy.

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Western Togoland Secessionist group attacks Ho STC yard and sets fire into buses

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Western Togoland Secessionist group attacks Ho STC: Some members of the secessionist group in the Volta region attacked the State Transport Company(STC) Monday night in yet another dangerous attack.

The members of the group reportedly fired gunshots at the STC Yard, not only that they mercilessly beat up drivers at the yard who were spending the night at the yard in the Volta regional capital, Ho.

The angry militant group burnt down some STC buses. This follows last Friday’s attack blamed on secessionists calling themselves by different forms of identifications.

These are some of the photos from the scene;

Western Togoland Secessionist group attacks Ho STC yard

Western Togoland Secessionist group attacks Ho STC yard

Friday, September 25, 2020 news went widespread to the shock of Ghanaians that several routes to the Volta Region(Mepe-Sege road and the Accra-Ho road) got blocked by members of the different secessionist groups preventing the flow of traffic.

The members of the group were also reported to have attacked the Aveyime and Mepe Police Stations in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region where vehicles and weapons were stolen.

They were believed to have belonged to one of the Western Togoland Group and the Homeland Study Group Foundation organizations.

It appears as though the different groups share the same interest to seek independence of the Volta Region from Ghana as a country on its own.

The members issued a warning to the Ghana Police Service and the military to stay indoors till further notice or surrender peacefully to the Western Togoland Security forces.

The ultimatum issued by the group pointed out that the restoration to Western Togoland statehood, under the leadership of Togbe Yesu Kwabla Edudzi I, is being consolidated.

As such Togbe Yesu is the Chairman of Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF), the political wing of the Western Togoland independence struggle.

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