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August 18, 2018 4:56 PM Driver jailed 12 years for having sex with 14-year-old

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced William Kwasi Okyere a driver to 12 years imprisonment for having sex with a 14-year-old girl at Teshie in Accra. Okyere had pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, but the trial Judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku however found him guilty at the end of the trial and sentenced him accordingly 239

March 27, 2018 11:31 AM Driver sentenced to death for killing British Missionary in 2010

An Accra High Court has sentenced Kofi Seidu, a driver and farm manager, who murdered and buried a British Missionary in an old farm at Nsawam in 2010, to death. This was after a seven-member jury unanimously pronounced him guilty on the charge of murder. However, on the charge of conspiracy to commit crime, namely murder, leveled against Seidu and Reverend 129

February 20, 2018 11:50 AM Court to rule on fate of laid-off Goldfields staff March 2

An Accra High court has set March 2 as the date it will deliver its ruling on the fate of some 1,700 workers of Goldfields Ghana who have been laid off by the company. The judge, Laurenda Owusu, said she will rely on the relevant provisions in civil procedure rules, CI 47 and all the processes filed to deliver its ruling on the set date. In the writ, the workers 67

February 16, 2018 4:00 PM Jospong boss denies deliberately failing to appear in court

The Chief Executive Officer of the Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyapong has described media reports suggesting that he had deliberately absented himself from court, causing a bench warrant to be issued for his arrest, as mischievous. He explained that, his absence from the court hearing which compelled the court to issue the warrant “was not deliberate 71

February 16, 2018 6:00 AM E/R: Three jailed for illegal mining at Segyimase Kyebi

A Koforidua Circuit Court has sentenced a 27-year-old carpenter Akwasi Agyemang and a 37-year-old farmer, Yaw Osei to four years in prison for mining illegally at Segyimase Kyebi in the Atewa Forest reserve in the Eastern Region. A third person, 35-year-old tiler, Kwasi Poku, has been sentenced to serve two years in prison and is due to reappear in court 47

February 5, 2018 11:25 AM Paris attacks suspect in Belgian trial

The sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks has gone on trial at a Belgian court over the gun fight that led to his arrest. Salah Abdeslam was escorted by two masked police officers, and refused to stand when requested to. “I do not wish to answer any questions,” he said when asked to confirm his identity. Abdeslam has refused to speak 73

December 4, 2017 12:14 PM GRA official grabbed for stealing GH¢2m

Fuseini Hamza, a 41-year-old cashier at the Small Tax Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in Tamale, has appeared before a Tamale High Court for allegedly stealing an amount of GH¢2,043,774.30 belonging to the state. He was charged with two counts of stealing, contrary to Section 124(1) of Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), and money laundering 85

November 5, 2017 1:09 PM Ex-Catalan leader hands himself in to police

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont and several former advisers have turned themselves in to Belgian police, say reports. A Spanish judge issued an EU warrant for his arrest on Friday. Mr Puigdemont has said he will not return to Spain unless he is guaranteed a fair trial. Belgian prosecutors are due to hold a news conference on the case shortly 87

November 1, 2017 3:01 PM Sissala West NPP rioters remanded in prison

At least seven New Patriotic Party activists in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region have been remanded in prison custody for a week. The seven were part of a marauding crowd who besieged the offices of the District Chief Executive of the area, chased him out and locked his office. The DCE, Mohammed Bako was left with no choice but to seek refuge 66

November 1, 2017 2:54 PM Supreme Court Judge recommends making defilement a first degree felony

Mrs Sophia Ophelia Adjeibea Adinyira, a Supreme Court Judge, has recommended the amendment of Ghana’s criminal laws to make defilement a first degree felony. “Section 101 of Act 29 does not describe defilement as a felony, yet the sentence is severer than that of rape, which is described as a first degree felony, this encourages settlement out of court 61