CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Man murders 55-year-old mother at Aboabo

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in Aboabo, a surburb of the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region for allegedly murdering his 55-year-old mother in her home. Osman Abdul Moomen reportedly killed his mother in her room Tuesday morning at about 10:30am and fled to take refuge in a nearby …

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(VIDEO): 37 Military Hospital Blazing With Unquenchable Fire

Confirmed information available to thedistin.com  has it that the Officers’ Mess at 37 Military Hospital is currently blazing. However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and the video shows thick fumes of smoke billowing out of the building as people stood to watch. In the video, …

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JHS girl, 15, murdered in Cape Coast

Georgina Antwi, a fifteen-year-old girl of Ankaful basic school near Cape Coast has allegedly been murdered in cold blood by some suspected “Sakawa” boys living in that community. According to Mr. Emmanuel Mintah, the father of the deceased, the gruesome murder of the young girl occurred last Friday, January 17, …

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Man arrested for allegedly beheading woman at Breman Kontenase

A 45-year-old man, Kweku Du has been arrested by Breman Asikuma Police for allegedly beheaded a woman in her farm at Breman Kontenase in the Asikuma Odabeng Brakwa District of the Central Region. The suspect reportedly pounced on the deceased, Esi Dompoh unprovoked when she was farming and callously cut …

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Police gun down two robbery suspects

The Accra Regional Police Command in the early hours of Monday, gunned-down two suspected armed robbers believed to be part of a notorious gang operating within the Accra, Tema metropolis. They were identified as Ali Abba alias Ali Hero and Charles Donkor, alias Killer boss who had been on police …

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Masked armed man shot in a foiled robbery in Bole

A police officer in the Savannah Region has shot a masked man who allegedly attempted to rob a van full of assorted drinks at Tinga near Banda Nkwanta in the Bole District. Seidu Salifu, 25, was shot in the ankle by a policeman who was escorting the goods on January …

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Two finance officers arrested at PAC sitting

Two finance officers of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are in police custody following an attempt to mislead the committee during a hearing today. The offenders, Isaac Akowuah and James Essilfie who are current and former finance officers from the Sefwi Akontombra District Assembly respectively were whisked away to the …

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Man killed over dog meat

A 30-year-old man at Papaase, near Asaam, at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region has been killed over dog meat. Attah Azimma was shot in the head by his brother, Kwaku Kandarira, 35, after confusion allegedly ensued between them over the head of a cooked dog meat. Kandarira, who cooked …

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Girl, 15, killed on her way to school

A 15-year-old Junior High School student of Ankaful M/A Basic School in Cape Coast, Esi Atta has been killed and dumped in a bush. The Lady, a twin, was on her way to school Friday morning when she met her untimely death. No part of her body was chopped off …

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Shelter, school for street children coming – Bawumia

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government has secured a piece of land to build a shelter and school for street children in the national capital. “Land has been provided by the government through the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for the construction of accommodation and a school for street …

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GSA, police raid chemical producers at Odorkor

Staff of the Ghana Standards Authority’s (GSA’s) and personnel of the Ghana Police Service have raided some individuals producing unapproved pesticides, insecticides and household chemicals at South Odorkor, a suburb of Accra. The raid became necessary following reports from residents that the operations of the individuals in question were posing …

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Escorting police officer arrests a suspected highway robber

The bravery of a police officer has led to the arrest of one out of three suspected highway armed robbers who attacked a distribution van on the Bole- Bamboi highway in the Savannah Region on Friday afternoon, January 17, 2020. The Police officer, General Lance (G/L) Corporal (cpl), Edmond Kyei …

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One nabbed over NDC Yilo Krobo office ransacking

The Somanya District Police Command has arrested one person in connection with the ransacking of the office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Yilo Krobo Constituency. Officers charged to hold balloting for three candidates ahead of the party’s parliamentary primary in the Constituency were shocked on Saturday morning …

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Free SHS will break poverty cycle in Ghana – Adutwum

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of secondary education, Dr.Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the implementation of the Free Senior High School Education policy will break the cycle of poverty in the country. Ghana has reduced poverty levels by half between 1991 and 2014. But it estimated that more than …

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No case of foot and mouth disease in Central Tongu

Dr Jeffery Elorm Akortia, the District Veterinary Officer for Central Tongu, said the District has not recorded any case of foot and mouth disease in cattle. “We depend on some dams in South Tongu for water in the dry season, that is why we have been observing all the cattle …

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Pregnant women receive treatment on plastic chairs at Ejura hospital

Health workers at the Ejura Municipal Government Hospital in the Ashanti region have been forced to admit and treat pregnant women on plastic chairs over lack of space in the hospital’s maternity ward. Ejura Government Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the Ejura-Sekyedumasi Municipality, has a lot of challenges including …

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59 inmates of Nsawam prison matriculated into UCC

An initiative by the University of Cape Coast to encourage education in the country’s prisons has seen some 59 inmates benefitting. The University opened a prison campus inside the Nsawam prisons to help inmates qualified for diploma courses to also enroll and 59 of these persons have been welcomed already …

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SHS girl arrested over kidnap hoax

The Fomena District Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old student of T I Ahmadiyya Senior High School for allegedly faking her own kidnap. Esther Boadiwaa, according to the police, hatched a plan to visit her boyfriend at Hohoe in the Volta Region and in the process lied to her parents …

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A/R: Francis Owusu-Akyaw Renovates M/A Primary School In Bomfa 

The affable and accessible Mr Francis Owusu-Akyaw a former Parliamentary Candidate aspirant in New Patriotic Party at the Juaben Constituency within the Ashanti region of Ghana has put smiles on the faces of the good people of Bomfa by renovating their M/A Primary School, Bomfa is a town within the Juaben …

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Two suspected car snatchers arrested in Cape Coast

Two suspected car snatchers have been arrested by the Central Regional Police Command for attempting to sell a Hyundai Getz Taxi cab with registration number ER 797-18 at Ola-Black Star, a suburb of Cape Coast. The suspects, Prince Tettey, Gaetan Eke and a third accomplice who is currently on the run …

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All schools to benefit from school feeding programme – Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, will expand the School Feeding Programme to all schools across the country, Madam Cynthia Morrison, sector Minister has said, following its successful implementation since 2005. “If everyone is enjoying free senior high school, it is equally fair for everyone to enjoy school …

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Dompoase accident: Driver detained in police custody

The driver who is believed to have caused Tuesday’s fatal accident at Dompoase has been remanded in police custody for two weeks pending investigation. Kasapa FM’s correspondent Yaw Boagyan reported from the Central region Friday. A government delegation led by Roads and Highways Minister Kwaku Amoako Attah today visited the …

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Fire guts Islamic Girls SHS dormitory

Over 150 students have been displaced as a fire gutted a dormitory at the Islamic Girls Senior High school in the Wa Municipality. The fire broke today at midday, and no fatalities were recorded. The fire which lasted about an hour destroyed items and belongings of the students including bed, …

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