C/R: Man impregnates 17yr old disabled daughter at Jeikrodua
A 48-year-old lotto agent, Kofi Agbavitor, has been arrested for impregnating his 17-year-old disabled daughter at Jeikrodua near Kasoa. The victim disclosed her ordeal to a resident in the neighbourhood who also reported the matter to the police. Reports say the suspect initially impregnanted his first daughter and aborted the pregnancy for her.
CDS tours Volta, interacts with troops
Newly appointed Chief of Defense Staff Vice Admiral Seth Amoama paid a working visit to the Volta region on Thursday to inspect military installations, units, and institutions in the region. The visit which forms part of a nationwide tour is to also enable the newly appointed security Chief the opportunity to interact with troops in the Volta region. In an interview with EIB Network's Faisel Abdul-Iddrisu, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama explained the purpose of his visit while noting that his observations on the tour would inform whatever decision is taken at the administration level of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Akuapem Poloo awaits COVID test results to begin jail term at Ankaful
Actress Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo will serve her 90-day jail term at the Ankaful Prisons in Cape Coast. Akuapem Poloo who was convicted on her own plea after changing her not guilty plea to guilty was given a custodial sentence on Friday after a pregnancy test conducted on her came out negative. The Circuit Court in Accra presided over by Her Honour Mrs Christiana Cann sentenced Akuapem Poloo on all three charges to 90 days each but the sentence she said will run concurrently, meaning she will serve three months.
CJ gives approval for GRA's Tax Court
The Chief Justice Anin Yeboah has approved a request by the Ghana Revenue Authority for the establishment of a tax court. According to a letter by the Chief Justice, the court will be located at the Criminal Division of the Appeal Court within the Supreme Court buildings. The Court will be dedicated strictly to issues concerning taxes.
Ghana's Sports Ministry lifts ban on Spectators at Stadiums
Ghana's Ministry of Youth and Sports has lifted the ban on football supporters attending football matches in the Ghana league ahead of this weekend's league games. The Ghana Football Association had to revert to games behind closed doors in February this year due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the West African country. The Sports Ministry in a statement released on Friday have announce an official lifting of the restriction indicating clubs are to admit only 25 percent of fans.
GPL WK 20: Great Olympics 0-0 Asante Kotoko
Asante Kotoko held Great Olympics to a drawn game at the Accra Sports Stadium in the Ghana Premier League on Friday. Sensing danger of not getting a goal, Coach Annor Walker threw more men upfront to try break the back of Asante Kotoko but still failed to connect some of the few chances that came their way,. Asante Kotoko had a swift counter attack a minute later but Godfred Asiamah's cross was met by Michael vinicius but his shot was parred away by Benjamin Asare in goal for the Dade boys.
YouTube deletes TB Joshua's account over gay cure claim
YouTube has suspended the account of influential Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua over allegations of hate speech. The preacher said he was appealing against YouTube's decision. His YouTube account had 1.8 million subscribers.
Sammy Gyamfi begs Akufo-Addo
In a tweet, Mr Gyamfi said the court should have been considerate since she is a first offender and pleaded guilty to the offence. The Court presided over by Her Honour Mrs. Christiana Cann, said such cases are becoming prevalent in society, and Institutions including the court must act. The pregnancy test ordered by the court is a requirement by law to ensure that, before a woman who pleaded guilty in court is sentenced, the court should know her status.
Indianapolis mass shooting: Eight dead at FedEx facility
Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. A FedEx statement said the company was aware of the shooting and co-operating with the authorities. Last week, President Joe Biden announced his first steps since taking office to tighten gun controls following a series of mass shootings.
YouTube blocks TB Joshua over gay cure claim
In May 2004 the National Broadcasting Commission banned TV stations from showing programmes of pastors performing miracles on television unless they had been verified. They broadcast with state-of-the-art facilities and have dedicated channels on major satellite TV providers in Africa, showing activities of the churches and pastors non-stop. Though was still under the NBC's purview, they were mostly allowed to carry on.
Gov't signs agreement with AirtelTigo for transfer of ownership
The government of Ghana has signed an agreement with telecommunications company AirtelTigo for the transfer of ownership to the state. The government of Ghana and the parent companies of AirtelTigo, Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings B.V., MIC Africa B.V signed the transfer after they concluded negotiations to transfer the shares of the company to the Ghana government. GOVERNMENT SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH AIRTEL TIGO FOR TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP. The Government of Ghana and the parent companies of AirtelTigo, Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings B.V., MIC Africa B.V have concluded negotiations and signed an agreement to transfer the shares of the company to the Ghana Government following the announcement of the company's departure from the Ghanaian market last year.
Akuapem Poloo jailed 90 days over nude picture with son
Actress and social media personality Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been jailed 90 days or three months by an Accra Circuit Court. The Court presided over by Her Honour Mrs. Christiana Cann, said such cases are becoming prevalent in society, and Institutions including the court must act. EIB Network's Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah reports that Akuapem Poloo who was sobbing all day broke down in tears in the courtroom.
Kwahu Pitiko: Gun wielding men assault and parade Chief naked
There is simmering tension at the Kwahu Pitiko traditional area in Afram Plains South District of the Eastern region following a near-deadly attack on the Chief of Pitiko Nana Frimpong Akoamire II by unknown thugs. The thugs, wielding guns, knives, sticks, and other dangerous implements invaded the house of the Chief in the evening around 9:00 pm and subjected him to severe beatings, tore his dress, dragged and paraded him naked in the street. The thugs numbering about 30 violently abducted the Chief to Tease and paraded him before the Krontihene of Pitiko Nana Adu Paako I who admitted to sanctioning the attack.
GPL: Great Olympics hosts Kotoko in top of the table clash
Barely a moth after announcing their departure from the Accra Sports Stadium, Kumasi Asante Kotoko are set to return to the nation's capital as they play Accra Great Olympics on Friday. The Porcupine Warriors moved to the top of the Ghana Premier League table last weekend following their win over Berekum Chelsea whiles Olympics on the other hand suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Legon Cities with that loss making them drop from the top spot. A win for Kotoko will see them extend their lead at the summit of the competition while Olympics need the maximum points to topple the Kumasi-based team.
Armed intruders hold Chris Smalling, his wife and son at gunpoint
Chris Smalling was robbed at home in front of his wife and two-year-old child in a horrifying ordeal for the Roma defender on Friday morning, according to reports. Italian news outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport claims three armed robbers broke into the English footballer's home and forced him to open his family's safe, where the aggressors took items of jewelry and other valuable items. Smalling's wife, Sam, is said to have called the police at around 5 am in the morning and officers arrived at the Smalling family's villa, located around 25 miles south of Rome, with the trio very distressed.
Akuapem Poloo jailed 90 days over nude picture with son
Actress and social media personality Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo has been jailed 90 days or three months by an Accra Circuit Court. The Court presided over by Her Honour Mrs. Christiana Cann, said such cases in becoming prevalent in society, and Institutions including the court must act. EIB Network's Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah reports that Akuapem Poloo who was sobbing all day broke down in tears in the courtroom.
Akufo-Addo attends Sassou Nguesso's inauguration in Brazzaville
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Accra on Thursday for Brazzaville, the Capital of the Republic of Congo, to attend the swearing-in of that country's President-elect, Denis Sassou Nguesso. He is attending the event in his capacity as Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States. The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
SHS 2 student, 22, jailed 10 years for defiling 18-month-old twins
A 22-year-old SHS 2 student, Patrick Nyarko who defiled 18-month-old twins has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Patrick Nyarko, a 22-year-old Senior High School 2 student at Assin Manso Senior High School was arrested by the Assin Fosu Police service in the Central Region for allegedly defiling 18-month-old twins. According to a report Yaw Boagyan, the mother of the victims who reported the incident to the police said she left behind her kids in Patrick's care but returned home and could not find the whereabouts of the twins and Patrick.
Report of Vincent Bolloré taking control of Ghana's ports false
A former Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Richard Anamoo, has dismissed a report published by Africa Confidential which claimed that French billionaire, Vincent Bolloré has assumed control of the country's ports. The special report accused Bolloré of underhand dealings by using his firm, Bolloré Africa Logistics to win a contract to run a container terminal at the Tema Port through a 70 percent joint-owned venture between Ghana's government and Meridian Ports Services. Reacting to the report, Mr. Anamoo told host, Bernard Avle that the report is not only full of false claims but also factual inaccuracies without any fresh emerging details.
Ghc3m of oil revenue used for MUSIGA capacity building
Three million of Ghana's oil revenue was used to build the capacity of the Musicians Union of Ghana, according to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee. Speaking on the Morning Starr on Thursday, the Technical Manager of PIAC, Mark Agyemang also revealed that over 91 percent of the total oil revenue has already been utilized. Mr Agyemang added that Ghana's debt stock has ballooned since the country started commercial oil production.