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NDC’s Ako Gunn blasts CID boss over inability to produce Takoradi kidnapped girls

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NDC’s Ako Gunn blasts CID boss over inability to produce Takoradi kidnapped girls

NDC’s Ako Gunn blasts CID boss over inability to produce Takoradi kidnapped girls

Deputy Communication Directors of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Godwin Ako Gunn has blasted CID Boss, Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah for her failure to produce the three kidnapped Takoradi girls.

Priscilla Blessing Bentum, Ruthlove Quayeson and Priscilla Mantsebeah Koranchie, were kidnapped between August and December 2018 in the Western regional capital.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service invited the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to answer questions on allegations of kidnappings and arson.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo has been summoned by the CID over the last month to assist with investigations in the wake of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence.

Mr Gunn tasked the CID Boss to update Ghanaians on the where about of the Takoradi missing girls rather than making unnecessary allegations relating to party Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo involved in recent kidnapping.

“The CID Boss should concentrate on finding the where about of the kidnapped Takoradi missing girls and find permanent solutions to the recent kidnapping cases and stop harassing NDC party Chairman Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for issues relating to consistent kidnapping,” he exclusively told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Kingdom 107.7 FM

He asked the head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police to stop talking and issuing statements anyhow and work towards the rescue of the missing Takoradi girls.

According to him, given the allegations surrounding her since she assumed office and how she has so far executed her work.

The CID boss is on record to have said that she was misunderstood and taken out of the contest when she addressed a Press Conference to speak on authority that, the Police was aware of whereabouts of the three kidnapped Takoradi missing girls.

Source: kingdomfmonline.com

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South African man attempts suicide on Ghana’s oil vessel

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South African man attempts suicide on Ghana’s oil vessel

A South African national on Tuesday attempted suicide on Ghana’s first oil vessel FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.

The man said to be a contractor reportedly jumped from the vessel into the waters for no apparent reason.

Divers with the assistance of some tugboats managed to resuscitate the man.

Operator of the Jubilee fields Tullow Ghana Limited has confirmed the incident in a statement issued.

“Tullow is aware of an incident offshore involving a contractor who jumped overboard the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at 14:25 hours on Tuesday 18, June 2019″.

“Full Emergency Response procedures were activated, and the contractor was rescued at 14:33 hours. The individual received emergency treatment and is currently being managed by a medical team in Accra,” the statement said.

It added that “There was no Injury following medical assessment. Jubilee operations were not impacted”.

The statement said all relevant authorities have been contacted since the safety and security of all their workers are of utmost priority to the company.

Source: Africafeeds.com

 

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Foreign Affairs C’ttee invites Nigerian High Commissioner over xenophobia claims

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Foreign Affairs C’ttee invites Nigerian High Commissioner over xenophobia claims

The Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament has invited the Nigerian High Commission for further clarity on the recent statement on what they term as xenophobic attacks in the country.

Addressing the media on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Frank Annor Dompreh called on the public to be circumspect in their pronouncements about Nigerians in the country.

According to him, Ghana and Nigeria have an admirable relationship worth deepening for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Mr. Annor Dompreh was of the view that certain recent media publications about crimes committed by Nigerians in the country have not been up to standard.

“Particularly, we are guided by what is guided in the past, if you look into history, so we are threading cautiously, but unfortunately recent pronouncements in the media is not the best and we as a committee that has oversight when it comes to over-arching concerns about Foreign relations.”

He also appealed to the public to be measured in their comments and desist from engaging in xenophobic tendencies.

He also urged the police to go about their work without fear or favour.

“We want to appeal to the generality of the people of this country, the youth and the media. We should all be measured in our pronouncements, any arrest which has been effected by the Police, we will urge the police to do their work dispassionately.”

“We have sent a word to the Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana. We will be meeting him, we feel that there is no course of worry, but generally we have to appeal to our own that we don’t want to dread any bad relationship between the two countries.”

Nigeria High Commission laments ‘xenophobic tendencies’ in crime reportage

The Nigerian High Commission in Ghana earlier expressed frustration with the nature of reportage of crimes involving Nigerians adding that it exhibits some form of xenophobia.

The High Commission in a statement said “xenophobic tendencies” had the potential to mar Ghana-Nigeria relations.

In the statement, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi Abikoye, referenced reports involving Nigerians and criminal activity; including the recent kidnapping of two Canadians in Kumasi.

The involvement of Nigerians in high profile crimes in recent times is viewed as causing some resentment for Nigerians in Ghana.

“The Ghanaian Press, both print and electronic as well as social media seems to have enjoyed a field day in demonising Nigeria which for all intent and purposes, is seen as a fraternal brother to Ghana,” the statement notes.

The High Commission maintained that this line of reportage “has caused untold pains, agony as well as apprehension” to Nigerians in Ghana.

This has compelled it to “appeal to local traditional media and social media to be highly circumspect in such reportage.”

Source: citinewsroom.com

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Disguised male suspected kidnapper busted in Agona Nyakrom

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Disguised male suspected kidnapper busted in Agona Nyakrom

A man, believed to be in his 40’s who disguised himself as a woman, has been arrested by the Agona Swedru Divisional Police command for attempting to kidnap a kindergarten pupil at Agona Nyarkom in the Central region.

Reports gathered from the headmaster of the Agona Nyarkrom Methodist ‘A’ School, Mr Adokoh-Ghartey were that the woman came to the school premises and claimed the little girl was her granddaughter and needed medical attention.

“She mentioned a name that didn’t exist in the school’s records so we told her to leave because we had no such name as she mentioned but she later came back with a girl of about 10 years who pointed to one of the pupils as her granddaughter,” he said.

“We were compelled to call an elderly sibling of the said child to identify the woman but the child could not make her out so we asked her to come along with us to the police which she resisted and we had to force her to the station,” he narrated.

A witnesses, who also confirmed the incident, said the woman upon interrogation was found to be a man who had disguised himself as a woman.

Source: adomonline.com

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