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NLA in GHC 150,000 bribery scandal; Lawyer admits sharing money to MPs

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NLA in GHC 150,000 bribery scandal; Lawyer admits sharing money to MPs

NLA in GHC 150,000 bribery scandal; Lawyer admits sharing money to MPs

Legal Advisor to the National Lottery Authority is entangled in an alleged bribery scandal which also involves the immediate-past members of Parliament’s Finance Committee.

Legal Advisor to the National Lottery Authority is entangled in an alleged bribery scandal which also involves the immediate-past members of Parliament’s Finance Committee.
In what appears to be a case of misappropriation of taxpayers’ money, the lotteries regulatory agency led by former Boss, Brigadier General Martin Ahiaglo (Retired), spent GHC 150,000 to facilitate deliberations on the amendment of the National Lottery Act, 2006 (Act 722). The Authority is reported to have used the money to pay allowances to members of the Select Committee on Finance after it organized a workshop for them on amendments to the new lottery law, Act 722.
Legal Advisor to the NLA, David Lamptey in separate emails to the Director-General then, Brigadier General Mertin Ahiaglo (Retired) in August 2016, which have been intercepted by Joy FM, requested for the approval of a total sum Ȼ150,000 presumably to “push the bill for the consideration” by parliamentarians.

The decision to receive the cash has also raised questions about the propriety of Parliament receiving money work for which MPs already draw salaries from the state.

Head of Public Affairs at Parliament, Kate Addo

Head of Public Affairs at Parliament, Kate Addo said, parliamentarians are not supposed to take money from any institution to facilitate the passage of a law. The host of the Super Morning Show on Joy FM, Kojo Yankson caught up with Mr. David Lamptey, the man who originated the several emails requesting the amounts, but he denied any attempt on the part of the NLA to bribe members of the Committee.
“I must say that our [corporate] emails are confidential, and so I’m not sure where this email is coming from; I haven’t read that email [and] I am not in the position to speak to it because I haven’t identified the email; you are reading it out to me. I don’t know the source, I don’t know whether it’s the same email [and] whether it was generated by me; I would need to check your source and then check what transpired during that process.”
Struggling to justify the need to raise such an amount of money to facilitate the passage of a bill, Mr. Lamptey said “we had to pay for the members of parliament to be accommodated” at the Royal Senchi Hotel where he claimed the workshop took place. “Any payment made was to provide the committee the necessary resources they needed to be able to travel to the venue,” he added.

James Klutse Avedzi

The then Chairman of the Finance Committee, James Klutse Avedzi admitted collecting money from the NLA but said they received only GHC 100,000. He, however, said the money was given to the committee members as per diem/sitting allowance contradicting the claim by the NLA that it was used to pay for accommodation for the MPs.

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Takoradi pregnant woman: I’ve been wearing belly silicon all this while to deceive my husband

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Takoradi pregnant woman: I’ve been wearing belly silicon all this while to deceive my husband

Information from Empire FM in Takoradi monitored by skyypowerfm.com indicates that the alleged ‘kidnapped victim has confessed to the police that she had been wearing the silicon for nine months and pretended to be pregnant.

She also lied to the husband that she had been visiting the hospital for anti-natal care.

It is strange how the husband was unable to see traces of the pregnancy silicon in their matrimonial room but it is understandable to the extent that the lady prevented him from having affair with her after the pregnancy advanced. We can only wait for the laws of the country to take deal with the case accordingly.

She told the police about how she planned everything. In the movies, women are seen wearing silicon to entice their viewers into believing that they are pregnant. They come in different colours that match the skin and it is very difficult to detect them from real pregnancy, this is exactly how Josephine Mensah Panyin Simons planned her pregnancy.

Josephine Mensah Panyin Simons has been wearing pregnancy belly silicon for the past nine months to deceive the husband and other neighbours that she was pregnant.

Physically anyone sees her pregnant with a maternity attire, she apparently had different sizes of silicon and at every point in time, she changes to suit the age of the pregnancy.

She also mastered how pregnant ladies walk and anytime she is in the public domain, she wins sympathy for being pregnant. People who touched her pregnancy felt it was real because the pregnancy belly silicon was communicating the same.

It would have been very difficult for anyone to have believed that she was wearing pregnancy silicon because she acts and behave just like a pregnant woman.

 


FROM: Skypower FM/Takoradi/23/09/2021

 

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19-year old robber jailed 21 years after slashing a woman’s face with machete

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19-year old robber jailed 21 years after slashing a woman's face

19-year old robber jailed 21 years after slashing a woman’s face with machete

19-year old robber jailed 21 years: The Cape Coast Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Mrs Dorinda Smith Arthur has sentenced a 19-year-old young man to 20 years imprisonment.

The convict, Emmanuel Addae popularly known as Kofi Yesu, burst into tears after hearing his jail sentence.

Kofi Yesu had been terrorising the lives of the people of Assin Fosu until he was nabbed in May 2021 and arraigned in court for robbing a female victim and inflicting cutlass wounds on her face.

The prosecuting officer, Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo speaking, in an interview with Rainbow Radio’s Oheneba Ambrose, said the convict, Kofi Yesu used weapons such as a machete and other offensive weapons to attack unsuspecting victims.

On May 21, the convict robbed a 21-year-old woman, Irene Agyapong. He slashed her face and her nose and upper lips with a machete. The victim had some of her teeth removed following the incident.

He then made away with her belongings which included mobile phones, money etc. The incident happened around 7 pm after the lady had closed from work.

Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo said the sentencing would serve this is as a deterrent to other young men who engage in criminal activities.

 


Source: Rainbow Radio

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CID boss leads investigations into the death of Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei

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The Ghana Police Service has dispatched the director general of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), COP Ken Yeboah, to lead its technical team to find out the reason for the death of Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei, a policewoman.

In a statement issued on Sunday 8 August and signed by the acting director general of public affairs of the Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, the Service, further to a press release issued by the Eastern Regional Police Command, affirms that “two suspects, namely Timothy Dampare (50), a lotto agent, and Richard Nimo (30), the manager of Misiho Hotel, have been arrested in connection with the death of Policewoman Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region”.

The statement adds: “The director general in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, COP Mr Ken Yeboah, is leading a technical team made up of crime scene managers and the Homicide Unit to unravel the death of the policewoman.”

Preliminary findings

According to the police, “Preliminary investigations established the following sequence of events: The lance corporal, Sarah Adjei, left home, leaving the boyfriend, Timothy Dampare, under lock at her apartment at Nkawkaw on Saturday, 7th August, 2021”.

“The deceased alone then drove a car, a Hyundai Elantra with registration number GE 331-19, belonging to Timothy Dampare, to Misiho Hotel near Nkawkaw at around 12:00 pm for a short stay. At around 7:00 pm the same day, the hotel manager, Richard Nimo, decided to check on the deceased when he noticed there was no activity in the room. On entering the room, he found the deceased lying on the floor.”

The hotel manager, ACP Kwesi Ofori further states, “then reported the incident to the police, who, on arrival, identified the deceased as a staff of the Nkawkaw Divisional Police Command. The police team then visited the home of the deceased and noticed the apartment has been locked with Timothy Dampare in it.

“Two notes were found during police investigations. One was found at the scene of the alleged murder and the other on the balcony of the house of the deceased. The note reads, ‘Dear Mr Timothy Dampare, I told you I owe people money and you decided to help me and you have been with me in my house for one week now and you refused to help me so if anything happen, you have cause it [sic],’” the police statement said.

“The police called the deceased’s mobile number and an unknown male voice answered and informed the police that the deceased owes him an amount of twenty-eight thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢28,000.00), hence the seizure of the Hyundai Elantra vehicle.”

Police assurance

The statement by the director general in charge of public affairs of the Police Service ends with the assurance: “The police are doing everything possible to track the whereabouts of the Hyundai Elantra vehicle used by the deceased and her mobile phone and apprehend the suspect.

”The police are also appealing to members of the public to provide vital information that might help to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the policewoman.”

 

–Asaaseradio.com

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