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Four prisoners break cell in Zuarungu

Police in Zuarungu in the Upper East region are on the heels of some four remand prisoners who broke cell Sunday Night. It is unclear the circumstances under which the suspects escaped but Starr News’ Upper East regional correspondent Edward Adeti reports that the cell is not fortified enough. According to him, the development has thrown the community into a state of fear as the suspects are known to be har ...

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PPP to unleash ‘Sea Lions’ for 2016 elections

The opposition Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is considering establishing a security arm to protect what it says is its "area" during the 2016 elections. The party says members of the group will be drawn from its fold. “They are just Ghanaians and their job simply is to make sure that they protect our ballots,” stated Kofi Asamoah Siaw, the party’s National Secretary, in an interview with TV3’s Jonathan A ...

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CID takes over investigations into Kasoa demolition

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has taken over investigations into the alleged murder of a resident of Kojo-Oku near Kasoa by a soldier. One person was reported dead with three others sustaining injuries in clashes involving residents of the area and some military personnel, during a demolishing exercise on September 3. The residents demanded that the “owner” of the ...

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Judicial scandal: Elevate “men of honour” to the bench – Kufuor

Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that the exposure of the judicial scandal means the elevation of judges must be critically done to ensure that men of honour are elevated to the bench. His comments come after a total of 34 judges were caught engaging in corrupt practices and taking bribes to influence their decision on cases before them. The video footage which entangles the judges an ...

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Mills was a ‘very healthy’ President – Brother

A brother of late President John Evans Atta Mills has described him as someone who was ‘very healthy’ hence his family was shocked at his unexpected death. Samuel Atta Mills speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Programme on Monday revealed that the late President always jogged two to three hours a day. “The President was very very very healthy…this was a guy who could exercise for about two to three hours a d ...

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NDC man defends ‘corrupt’ judges

Deputy National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called the bluff of those calling on the ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to show the damning video of judges collecting bribes. According to Kwaku Boahen, it is for the law to determine whether the judges implicated in the video are guilty. “We need to stop talking about this judicial scandal and allow the r ...

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GJA backs premiering of judges’ bribery video

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) is backing the premiering of a video of some judges caught on camera allegedly collecting bribes to subvert justice. According to the GJA President, Roland Affail Monney, the showing of the video is in the supreme interest of the state to deter others from engaging in similar acts. There are divergent views on whether or not to show the explosive video of judges taken ...

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Justice Dery suit against Anas fruitless – Lecturer

A law lecturer says it may be too late for a High Court judge accused of taking bribes to stop the broadcasting of the audio-visual recording of alleged acts of bribery and corruption. “The cat is already out of the bag” Dr. Adusei Poku said grimly in reaction to a writ filed by Justice Paul Dery who is seeking 17 reliefs from the High Court. The judge fears that “the intended public screening of the conten ...

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Plot against Afoko: Bolga Bulldogs go wild

Opposition vigilante group, Bolgatanga Bulldogs (BB), has issued a stern warning to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), asking it not to dare suspend the party’s National Chairman, Mr. Paul Afoko, since the consequences of that action will be dire for the party’s fortunes in 2016. The group, which is said to be the brain child of the embattled national chairman, was not happy at a purported letter signed by five ...

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“We salute you!” – Chief Justice tells judges who refused Anas’ bribe

Chief Justice Georgina Wood has celebrated the about 20 judges who rejected bribes from ace Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, to influence cases before their courts. The 20 judges, whose names have been submitted to the Chief Justice, were said to have rejected bribe in various sums from Anas whose latest investigation into Ghana’s judiciary has revealed scandalous corruption. Speaking ...

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