Police confirms the arrest of some persons on multiple voting in some part of Accra

Two persons were arrested at Agya Herbal polling station within the Trobo Constituency and Orion Cinema polling station within the Okaikoi South Constituency respectively and one person for multiple voting registration at ACP Estate Gate 2 polling stations.

At the Agya herbal, a middle aged man who was the fifth person to cast his vote allegedly voted twice because when the E. C was setting up they mistakenly exchange the indelible ink in the ballot box for voters to use in thumbprinting the ballot paper.

The Presiding Officer(PO) detected the mistake and rectified it but the fifth voter who had already casted his voted requested to vote again since he perceived the EC will not valid the voted he casted hence was given another ballot to vote but this was rejected by the voters hence the Police causing his arrest until counting is done to prove whether or not he really voted twice before a determination of his case is made.

The Accra Regional Police PRO DSP Afia Tenge confirming the incident in an interview with said the first five persons used the indelible ink to thumbprint the ballot paper but the fifth person was prompted after voting that there was a mistake in the exchange of the ink so he decided to vote again and was granted that until another voter prompted that he (fifth person) has already voted so he was picked up by the police and detained until counting is done and confirmed that he indeed voted twice or not before he can be charged or discharged.

In order development, yesterday between 8am and 9am, a deaf and dumb 30years old Rukaya Dramani was arrested at the Orion Cinema at the neoplan station in the Okaikoi South Constituency for allegedly have seven thumbprinted seven Presidential ballot papers and was sent the Accra Regional Command.

DSP Afia Tenge said, Rukaya Dramani brought a poster of ballot voter paper that were used by exhibits and took it to the voter box and we believe was to aid her vote.
She was brought here at the Regional Command and after thorough investigation the posters of ballot voter papers are not the official EC ballot paper hence she was discharged.

Meanwhile, at 12:10 noon Police arrested suspect Lartey Eunice aged 36 to the Amasaman Divisional police with two voter Identification card numbers 4415001979 with the name Lartey Eunice with Polling Station code C120602, Date of birth 1984/10/20 dated 2020/07/02 and another 4256053933 with the name Lartey Eunice Ayivi, with Polling Station Code C040903 ,Date of birth 1982/10/20 dated 2020/08/05 and Electoral commission’s Multiple List.

Around 10am the suspect queued at ACP Estate Gate 2 polling station to cast her ballot hence madam Karen Owusu the presiding officer of the centre identified her as having been captured by the multiple voter register list.

She was handed over to the police who escorted her to her house and recovered the second card number 4256053933 hence Suspect Lartey Eunice is detained and exhibits retained for investigation.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Police receives Donation from UNODC

The Police Administration has received donation of personal protection equipment (PPE’s) from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today, 30th November, 2020 to help fight against COVID-19.

The presentation was made by the Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Mr. Charles Abani. He said the Police needs to be protected in order to protect others during this electioneering period, hence the gesture.
The items include, surgical gowns, protective face shields, disposable surgical face masks, and hand sanitizers, rubbing alcohol, liquid soap, hand paper towels, Veronica buckets and digital thermometer guns.

The items were received by the Director-General Welfare, COP. Mrs. Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah who thanked UNODC for their timely kind gesture. She promised the items will be shared to personnel to be used for its intended purpose.

Source: Public Affairs Directorate

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

Police Receives Four Vehicles from Svani Group.

The SVANI Group Limited has donated two Renault Duster SUV and two Geely Salon Cars to the Ministry for the Interior, for use by the Police Service to assist in monitoring the general elections.

Presenting the Vehicles to the Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery (MP) on 19th October, 2020; the Group Chief Executive, Mr. Thomas Suanikier, appealed to other private institutions to join hands with Security Services for peaceful elections.

Hon. Ambrose Dery applauded the company for their support. He said that the President has made unprecedented investment in the security service architecture to make them more responsive. “Yes, I can say the performance of the security service has improved even though I might admit that, there is no perfect security system so there is still room for us to improve on our records” he said.

The Honorable Minister handed over the vehicles to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh, at the same ceremony.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa

IGP visits Western Regional Police Command ahead of election 2020

Ahead of the 2020 December polls and preparedness of the key security agencie’s, the Inspector General of Police James Oppong Boanuh on a working visit toured the western regional police command yesterday 24th September, 2020.

The purpose of visit was to assess the operational capability of the Ghana Police Service in the western region ahead of the task before them.

He was welcomed with election 2020 scenarios demonstrated by the western regional police command operational team led by Rapid Deployment Force “RBF” commander, Superintendent Bismark Achaab.

The scenarios that Inspector General of Police witnessed at the Takoradi Central Police Department was preparedness of the western regional police to salvage any situation that may occur during December polls.

Speaking to the media in the western region, Mr. Boanuh reserved his comments on the election scenarios which was executed by police operational team and discussed it with the top hierarchy of the western regional command at close door meeting.

The Inspector General of Police emphasize that the Ghana Police Service will be impartial and prepared to defend Ghanaians who may cast their votes at polling stations during December 7th polls.

He continued that citizens should make up their minds so that they don’t involve themselves in any form of violence at the election day.

“The Ghana Police Service will not be only engage in election duties on December 7th but will extend the activities to protect the communities”, IGP added.

Meanwhile the Inspector General of Police therefore urged the media as election 2020 approaches to assist and cooperate with the police to educate the Ghanaians with a tag “Violence Does Not Pay”

Filed By: Benjamin Bray – Vision1 Fm/Globe TV.

Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson arrested by the police?

A piece of news gathered has it that the Awutu Senya East Constituency MP, Mavis Hawa Koomson has been arrested by police in the Central Region.

This follows a misunderstanding at a voters’ registration centre in Kasoa on Monday, which resulted in the Special Development Initiatives Minister firing a gun.

JoyNews reported that the Special Development Initiatives Minister said she only fired the gunshots when her life was threatened by some thugs alleged to be affiliated to the opposition NDC.

But despite this justification, the act has received massive condemnation from the public, with many calling for her resignation and subsequent prosecution.

JoyNews’ Central Regional correspondent Richard Kwadwo Nyarko who is at the Regional Police Headquarters reports that Hawa Koomson is currently being interrogated by CID investigators.

Meanwhile, some four suspects who were also arrested in connection with the disturbance have been granted bail.

A Cape Coast Circuit Court presided by Dorinda Smith Arthur granted them bail to the tune of ¢30,000 each with two sureties for which one must be a government worker whose net salary is ¢2000.

Police Administration bids farewell to four Commissioners

The Police Administration has bid farewell to four Commissioners of Police as they proceed on compulsory retirement, upon attaining age 60 as mandated by the Constitution.

In a short ceremony at the Police Headquarters, Accra on Tuesday 3rd June 2020 the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh decorated the retired Commissioners with Distinguished Service Medals. The retired Commissioners are; Mr. Prosper Kwame Agblor, Mr, David Nennyi Ampah –Bennin, Mr. Alex Amponsah-Asiamah, and Mr. Simon Yaw Afeku.

The IGP praised the Commissioners for their hard work and commitment to the Police Service and the nation. He also presented citation plagues to them on behalf of the Police Management Board.

The Police Service is proud of these Commissioners and wishes them the best as they start another journey in life.

Breaking News: Fatal Accident at Ofankor Barrier, five in critical condition, driver got missing

The cashew track

An accident has just occurred at Ofankor Barrier, involving A long truck fully loaded with Cashew and sprinter loaded with food stuffs.

The truck driver is reported to have vanished, five passengers in the sprinter are in critical condition, looking at the state of the vehicle, even though they are still alive and have been rescued and rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The Sprinter

We’re following keenly and will update you…

Police find 3 bodies in fetish priest’s shrine, fetish priest arrested

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has discovered three bodies behind the shrine of a fetish priest at Sakyikrom, a village near Adeiso in the Eastern Region, following a frantic search for the whereabouts of a pensioner who went missing in January this year

The three bodies — two men and a woman — who were alleged to have been gruesomely murdered by the fetish priest and his assistant, include the missing pensioner, aged about 64, who went missing from his residence at Kasoa on January 10, 2020.

The fetish priest, known as Power One, aged 40, and his assistant whose name was given only as Famous, aged 36, led the police to the village to exhume the bodies following their arrest on April 30.
Report

According to a police source, on January 15, 2020, the wife of the pensioner reported to the police that her husband left home on January 10, 2020 and all efforts to trace his whereabouts had proven futile.

The police launched a full-scale investigation to find the missing pensioner’s whereabouts and realised that the last call he made was to an area near Adeiso so the police went to the area and managed to locate the receiver who happens to be the fetish priest.

Upon interrogation, he denied any knowledge about the missing man, but the police arrested him and his assistant and took them to the CID headquarters in Accra, and following investigations they broke down and confessed to the police that they killed and buried him at a spot behind the shrine.
CID team

The source said on Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Director General of the CID, Commissioner of Police Ken Yeboah, led a team of police investigators, together with the two suspects, to the spot where they buried the pensioner to exhume the body.

After the exhumation of the pensioner the team decided to dig further, and that was how they retrieved the bodies of another man and a woman.

The two are yet to be identified.

Further search within the shrine led to the retrieval of a fresh human head, skulls and other human parts tied in a polythene bag.

The bodies of the three persons have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy, while investigations continue.