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Police quiz judges on Keegan fraud

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 14, 2009

Two lawyers, Ekow Amua Sekyi and Kwame Owusu Asamani, who allegedly forged judicial documents and reportedly succeeded in defrauding a mining company of over USD 850,000 were expected to appear in an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday 31st July 2009. However, a hurried intervention by Mrs Betty Mould Iddrissu, the Attorney General, truncated the appearance of the two before court on the day, but the case has taken an explosive turn as the next hearing is to come on by late next week. Chronicle gathers that lawyers for one of the complainants have moved to the Supreme Court to demand a show down, considering the fact that intercepted text from the Attorney General herself, urging lawyers to drop the case.

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Lamptey Mills Granted Bail

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 14, 2009

The owner and proprietor of Great Lamptey Mills Institute, Enoch Nii Lamptey Mills, arrested for allegedly impregnating a 16-year old former student of his school, has been granted bail. 

He has been formerly charged with forcibly marrying a minor and failing to take responsibility as a father. 

Public Relations Director at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit, Chief Inspector Irene Oppong told Joy News on Monday police are now holding up the parents of the teenager.

He is alleged to have performed the marriage rites to make his 16-year-old victim his wife, after impregnating the girl who was then a student of Great Lamptey Mills Senior High School at Kasoa. 


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Alleged American Pedophile Grabbed

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A 65-year-old American who is alleged to have defiled eight children at Adjomakope, near Sege in the Dangme East District, has been arrested and arraigned before the Tema Circuit Court. The suspected paedophile, Patrick Ken Larbash, who denied the charge, has been remanded in custody to reappear on September 22, 2009. According to the Tema Regional Co-ordinator of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rebecca Nyamah, the suspect allegedly often lured the victims aged between three and 12 years to his residence on the pretext of providing them with food and candies.

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Kwame Nkrumah: West Africa’s deluded Pan-Africanist

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 14, 2009

The behaviour must have been quite comical. An exiled former powerful president and hero of the African anti-colonial struggle cowering in his bedroom in fear, though nobody was really after him. Unbeknown to many, this was the other side of life Ghana’s founding father, Kwame Nkrumah, led in exile in Guinea-Conakry. This was despite holding the title of co-president bestowed upon him by his host, Ahmed Sekou Toure. In his home away from home, he spent most of his time hallucinating about his abduction and assassination by Western intelligence agents.

When his cook died in Conakry, he hoarded food in his bedroom fearing he would be poisoned. One of his waking nightmares was that someone was going through his mail.

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Religion, Politics and Ethnicity Pt 1

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 14, 2009

The big question is demographically-speaking how does one define the word “Muslim”? Muslim does not denote an ethnic group; neither does it define a political entity. It is supposed to represent practitioners of the religion of Islam. But the world over “Muslim” has come to represent something more than that. The President of the United States found it necessary to make a major policy speech particularly directed at Muslims. Under what specific definition or usage of the word “Muslim” did that event take place? Are we going to have a similar speech for Christians and for that matter Buddhists and Hindus and all the other religious sects? Why were “Muslims” singled out? When did the name “Muslim” transform from being religious to becoming political?

Yaw Opare Asamoah

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Black Stars and Sudan pictures

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All the fantastic pix from the qualifying match

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I did not have sex with the Pastor

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 14, 2009

ALICE BOAKYE, a 30-year-old businesswoman in Accra has reacted angrily to a newspaper publication which she claimed had damaged her reputation and could undermine her future. The lady has therefore threatened to drag the media house responsible for the publication and a certain Atta Agyeman whom she believed was behind the story, to court. The Moment newspaper, in its Thursday September 3rd 2009 edition, published a story captioned, ‘Rev. Adarkwa Yiadom Caught Pants Down’ in which it alleged that the Head Pastor of the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Centre in Kumasi had an affair with Alice.

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Back door bride scam, Ghanaian Lawyer Nkrumah-Boateng snagged

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 14, 2009

A GREEDY pair of lawyers are flooding Britain with illegal immigrants – by flogging them bogus European brides at £12,000 a time.  But their sham marriage scam is about to end up ON THE ROCKS now the News of the World has stepped in. And Samrhan Iqbal and his pal, who offered our undercover reporter a wife, could soon be hearing police sirens instead of wedding bells. For his £12,000 fee, solicitor Iqbal was also willing to supply all paperwork for the marriage and permit to stay, plus advice on how to fool immigration authorities.

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Why make yourself THE PROBLEM Mr. Rawlings

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 14, 2009

Many public appearances and utterances of Flt.-Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, our former President, have stoked fires within the period. In all these appearances and utterances, he has touched raw nerves and drawn attention to himself as someone who is not only ill-at-ease but who is also refusing to listen to reason. As Kwesi Pratt, Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, put it, Rawlings is narcissistic. Many people agree with him. That’s a big indictment. What is Rawlings’ worry at all?

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NDC Killer Charged

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KWASI ADU (above), the 22-year-old suspected killer who was busted by the police in a bedroom of the Sakumono residence of the Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, has been remanded in prison custody by a Sunyani District Magistrate Court. The suspected killer is to re-appear in court on September 15 with the second accused, Kwabena Noah, who is still being sought after by the police. The two have been slapped with conspiracy and murder charges.

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