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A 39-year-old cocoa farmer at Mangoase in the Western region, Agya Kofi, has allegedly chopped off the breast of his wife, Maame Serwaa, over GHc20. Narrating the unfortunate incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our reporter, Odeshieba Kwadwo Wusu, said the breast fell off after the suspect slashed it. According to him, the victim had returned from the farm and searched for the money but could find it. He later asked the wife whether she’s seen the money. Maame Serwaa told the husband she took the money and used it for housekeeping. But the suspect who was infuriated reportedly slashed her breast with a sharp cutlass he used on his farm. The suspect according to the victim, failed to give not give her money to keep the house hence her decision to take the GHc20. Odeshieba added that, the victim was cooking when the incident occurred on yesterday [Sunday] evening. She is currently on admission at the hospital whereas the suspect has gone into hiding.
An Accra High Court (Criminal Division) has ordered the release of the Achimota student who shot and killed his girlfriend last year. Presiding judge, Justice Kofi Dorgu, the trial of the accused exceeded the six months period as stipulated in the Juvenile Act. The court has therefore ordered that the judgment by the Juvenile court be quashed and the accused discharged. According to the judge, there was a miscarriage of justice because the juvenile court delivered a verdict without waiting for a social enquiry report. Section 24—Social Enquiry Report. (1) Where a juvenile is charged with an offence, the juvenile court shall order a social enquiry report to be submitted to the court which shall be taken into account by the court in the making of an order. (2) The social enquiry report shall be prepared by a probation officer who shall visit the home of the juvenile. (3) The social enquiry report shall include particulars on the background of the juvenile, the present circumstances of the juvenile, the conditions under which the offence was committed and recommendations for sentence. (4) The social enquiry report may include a recommendation that the matter before the juvenile court be referred to a child panel established under the Children's Act, 1998 (Act 560) but the referral shall only be in respect of a minor offence. (5) The court shall ensure that the contents of the report are made known to the juvenile and a copy shall be made available to the juvenile or the legal representative of the juvenile. (6) The court may request an oral report from the probation officer in addition to the social enquiry report. (7) If the court does not follow the recommendations given in the report, written reasons shall be given as to why the recommendations have not been complied with. Background The 17-year-old convict was found guilty for manslaughter by the Accra Juvenile court for shooting and killing a female colleague. He was sixteen years [minor] at the time of the incident on January 4, 2017 and so the case was heard in camera. He is said to have gone for his father’s gun which was under a bed with the intent of shooting in the air, but ended up killing his friend, Lily Donkor, who was also a third year student of the same school. The facts as narrated in court were that on January 4 last year at about 2pm the deceased Lily who lived at Cantonments visited the convict at Community eight in Tema. While there, prosecution said the convict went to his father’s room and picked up his father’s single barrel gun and shot the victim in the abdomen. The convict told the police that he intended shooting into the air however the gravity of the gun changed course and hit the deceased. According to the prosecution, a neighbor heard the gun shot and went to the scene only to see the victim lying in a pool of blood. The victim was taken to the Port Clinic in Tema. However due to the condition of the victim, she was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra where she died on admission.
A 35-year-old resident of Kasoa whose name was only given as Jay-Jay, has allegedly defiled a 9-year-old girl. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent, Nana Yaw Asare, said mother of victim realized something usual about the daughter and when she confronted her, the victim confirmed to her mother that, the suspect allegedly abused her sexually. The incident occurred on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at Kasoa. According to Nana Yaw Asare, the suspect lured the victim into his room and took advantage of her. The incident yesterday according to the victim, was the third time the suspect abused her. The suspect is currently in police custody and would soon be processed for court.
Three suspected armed robbers have died following a shoot-out with the police at Weija in Accra. The suspects, who have been under police surveillance for the past three months, were said to have been involved in most of the robberies and car snatching operations within and around Gbawe, Bortianor, Weija, Kokrobite and Kasoa. They were identified as Kwame Salsa, Jah Rule and Joe. Regional Commander for the Accra Police Command, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr George Alex Mensah, at a press briefing said the three suspects had succeeded in snatching a number of vehicles and the police were on their heels. He said the three recently attacked a man, whose identity is being protected by the police, and hijacked his Range Rover. According to him, the three were not able to bolt with the vehicle but abandoned it after ransacking it. The suspects allegedly undertook another car snatching operation last Thursday dawn. DCOP Mensah said at about 1 a.m. last Thursday, the suspected robbers attempted to snatch a vehicle but the occupants of the vehicle were policemen who were undertaking an undercover patrol operation. They exchanged gunshots with the police and in the course of the shoot-out, the police gunned down the three suspects.
About 10 masked men, on Thursday robbed about 10 different shops at Kejetia and its environs in Kumasi, Rainbow Radio’s Abdul Malik Anokye has reported. According to him, the armed suspects, robbed their victims of different items including fabrics, undisclosed amount of money, mobile phones among others. Abdul Malik Anokye added that, the police reported to the scene after the armed men had left. Investigations into the matter has commenced, he concluded.
Four suspected armed robbers have been arrested at Nkran-Nkwanta near Nkawie in the Ashanti region. Briefing the media on the arrest, DSP Emmanuel Asiamah said the four were arrested at dawn Friday January 26, 2018. The suspects are Kwabena Johny, 22; Nuhu Yahaya-19; Richard-25 and Yaya-22. Their modus of operandi according to the police was to storm the residence of residents in their absence and rob them of their valuables. The four were arrested during an operation. Some items including an amount of GHc350 was retrieved from them.
Five suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting and killing of the late Constable Daniel Owusu at Lapaz in July 2017, the IGP David Asante-Apeatu has announced. At a press conference today [Thursday], the IGP said “…Five persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of constable Daniel Owusu, who was shot dead by armed robbers in Accra on 13th July 2017, while he was performing a patrol duty.” “They are Benjamin Nii Lantey Flexi Boye, age, 27, Kassim Mukaila alias Ekpe, 30 years, Laila Mohammed, 20 years, Musah Ibrahim, alias Moses can do, 27, and Abass Abdulai, 36. Kassim Mukaila and alias Ekpe and Musah Ibrahim were the suspects who shot, but went into hiding immediately after the incident until recently when they were arrested,” he added. The late Daniel Owusu was shot dead in July last year, while another was injured by some assailants. The suspects were said to be on a robbery mission in the area, but shot the policemen to prevent him from thwarting their operation.
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