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Kan Dapaah in a video with girlfriend is not corruption, Let him be – GISAC Directer, Samuel Nana Appiah Owusu –



A video of Ghana’s National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah leaked on social media this morning showing him in a sweet-talk with a woman who is not his wife.

The footage which is a video call recorded by the the said lady details a love-struck Kan Dapaah who helplessly takes orders from the lady whose face is not captured in the conversation.

The 66-year-old National Security boss who appeared to be in Europe on assignment was clad in a dark-blue dotted pajamas which he flaunted upon request by the unidentified lady.

Some Ghanians have laughed it off while others are calling for his resignation, a Controversial musician now turned politician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus, has added his voice to those who wants the minister to resign with immediate effect.

The Executive Director of Global Intelligence and Security Analysis Center (GISAC), Mr. Samuel Nana Appiah Owusu has detailed below why the minister has indeed done nothing wrong, morally, legally, and by conditions of his office and therefore there’s no need to call for his resignation.

Hon Albert Kan Dapaah did not break any law or code of conduct.
Many people have called to ask my express opinion and professional
analysis of the video circulating on social media involving the Hon Minister for national security, Mr Albert Kan Dapaah.

To be able to respond professionally and intelligently I needed to watch and study and do critical analysis of the content of the said video.

My first response is that the management of our national security cyber system have woefully failed us as a country in this regard. I believe that this video got circulated deliberately for an ill motive to be achieved therefore the handlers of the cyber space should have been proactive in disallowing the circulation of the video.

After careful study and analysis of the video I don’t think the Hon Minister has done anything in contravention of the laws of Ghana or against his code of conduct in office.

First of all, the action in the video is seemingly done and in every 24 hours men and women display affection and love among themselves, these actions are done in so many ways,.

The Hon Minister having a video chat with his girlfriend has not engaged in corruption by that act, he has not breach any code of conduct that forbid him from having a girlfriend. In the said video there is no anywhere he divulged any national security sensitive information, neither did he disclose any classified information to the girl in the chat.

Again the video does not suggest the least that the minister was using his office to solicit sexual favors from the woman. There is no where in the video that suggest again that the minister promised any favors for the woman by the authority of his position.

Ghana does not have any law that prevent appointees from having legitimate legally mature women as second wives. So what is his crime for chatting with his girlfriend and showing her how he is dressed.

As a country I am of the strongest believe that we should strengthen our cyber security system to enable us protect our officials from blackmailing and also to boost the confidence of investors. It is regrettable that such video got it way into the social media platform and other mode of circulation.

I am of the opinion that such act of leaking private legal video chat for ill motive purposes must be treated as criminal and should be stiffly punished by the relevant laws of the country. Such act can happen to anyone and must not be encouraged in the least proposition.

Assuming this has happened to the first and second gentlemen of the land and it was allowed in circulation for mischievous purposes, it could only expose how weak and unsafe our cyber security system is in the country.

Those calling for the resignation or removal from office of the minister, should rather condemn the act of leaking a harmless love chat between two adults for the purpose of blackmailing.

Mr Albert Kan Dapaah has indeed done nothing wrong, morally, legally, and by conditions of his office. He was in a simple video chat with his girlfriend, in there he did not disclose any information, or any security protocol that seems to suggest a breach of security of the country to his girlfriend, and I still want to emphasize that no law in Ghana forbid a national security minister from having a second wife or a girlfriend.

The call for his removal from office is completely a misplaced one. Instead the person who sort to denigrate the good reputation of the minister must be arrested and punished for breach of privacy.

Samuel Nana Appiah Owusu,
Executive Director,
Global Intelligence and Security Analysis Center (GISAC)


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Why R. Kelly Was Jailed for 30 years



R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentence on Kelly and ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine after a nearly three-hour hearing. Kelly did not address the court.

The victims held hands while the sentence was read and Kelly had no apparent reaction.

“Although sex was certainly a weapon that you used, this is not a case about sex. It’s a case about violence, cruelty and control,” Judge Donnelly told him during the sentencing.

R. Kelly appeared in court Wednesday for his sentencing hearing.

R. Kelly appeared in court Wednesday for his sentencing hearing. (Amr Alfiky)

Kelly’s lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said they look forward to the appeal.

“30 years is like life for him,” she said. She also emphasized he is “not a predator.”

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace called the sentence a “significant outcome” for Kelly’s victims.

Kelly “preyed upon children and young women..for decades,” according to Peace. He would “force victims, including minors” to be in “porno films” which the singer “produced and directed.”

“The sentence shows that the witnesses reclaim control over their lives,” he added. “This is a victory for them. It doesn’t matter how powerful..justice only hears the truth”

Seven of Kelly’s victims gave impact statements during the sentencing hearing.


“You made me do things that broke my spirit. I literally wished I would die because of how low you made me feel,” one woman told the Grammy-winning, multiplatinum-selling singer. “Do you remember that?”

Another woman, sobbing and sniffling as she spoke, said Kelly’s conviction restored her faith in the legal system.

“I once lost hope,” she said, addressing the court and prosecutors, “but you restored my faith.”

The woman said Kelly victimized her after she went to a concert when she was 17.

“I was afraid, naive and didn’t know to handle the situation,” she said, so she didn’t speak up at the time.

“Silence,” she said, “is a very lonely place.”

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was convicted on one count of racketeering. The racketeering including 14 underlying acts of sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges.


R. Kelly was also convicted on eight violations of the Mann Act. The legislation makes it illegal to transport people across state lines for “immoral purposes.”

The trial lasted six weeks.

Prosecutors argued that Kelly had used his "fame, money and popularity" to recruit women and teenagers for "his own sexual gratification."

Prosecutors argued that Kelly had used his “fame, money and popularity” to recruit women and teenagers for “his own sexual gratification.” (AP, File)

Prosecutors had argued that Kelly should receive at least 25 years in prison for his conviction.

Kelly used his “fame, money and popularity” to systematically “prey upon children and young women for his own sexual gratification,” prosecutors wrote in the filing.

“He continued his crimes and avoided punishment for them for almost 30 years and must now be held to account,” prosecutors wrote.

R. Kelly was convicted on nine charges in his racketeering, sex trafficking trial.

R. Kelly was convicted on nine charges in his racketeering, sex trafficking trial. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Kelly’s lawyers had argued he should get no more than 10 years in prison because he had a traumatic childhood “involving severe, prolonged childhood sexual abuse, poverty, and violence.”

As an adult with “literacy deficiencies,” the star was “repeatedly defrauded and financially abused, often by the people he paid to protect him,” his lawyers said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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BREAKING NEWS: R. Kelly given 30 years in jail for….



R. Kelly given 30 years in jail for sex abuse.


US singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his status to run a scheme to sexually abuse children and women.

In September, a jury in New York convicted the R&B artist, 55, of racketeering and sex trafficking crimes.

Lawyers for the singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, say he will appeal.

Survivors on Wednesday said he had degraded and humiliated them.

Ahead of his sentencing, a handful of women took the stand to confront Kelly over his decades-long-abuses.

A woman identified only as Angela called the singer a Pied Piper who “grew in wickedness” with every new victim, while others who were not named testified he had broken their spirits.

“I literally wished I would die because of how you made me feel,” said one.

Dressed in prison khakis and dark glasses, Kelly declined to make a statement of his own.

US District Judge Ann Donnelly said the celebrity had used sex as a weapon, forcing his victims to do unspeakable things and saddling them with incurable diseases.

“You taught them that love is enslavement and violence,” she said.

The court heard how Kelly – known for hit songs like I Believe I Can Fly and Ignition – used his celebrity status and influence to lure women and children into sexual abuse over two decades.

Jurors at his six-week trial in Brooklyn heard how he trafficked women between different US states, assisted by managers, security guards and other members of his entourage.

The court also heard how Kelly had illegally obtained paperwork to marry singer Aaliyah when she was 15 in 1994, seven years before the singer died in a plane crash.

The certificate, leaked at the time, listed Aaliyah’s age as 18. The marriage was annulled months later.

Federal prosecutors had recommended that Kelly be sentenced to more than 25 years in prison, given the seriousness of his crimes and “the need to protect the public from further crimes”.

But his lawyers called for a sentence of 10 years – the mandatory minimum for his conviction – or less.

They portrayed Kelly as growing up poor in a household rife with domestic violence and suffering sexual abuse from a young age.

Kelly has been in custody since he was indicted by federal prosecutors in New York and Chicago in July 2019.

His three years behind bars have been eventful, including a beating from a fellow inmate in 2020 and a bout with Covid-19 earlier this year.

The singer faces further legal action in August, when he goes on trial again, this time in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges.

He is also due to face sex abuse charges in courts in Illinois and Minnesota.

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Ernest Kpebu elected SRC President of African University College of Communications (AUCC)



Ghanaian journalist cum blogger Ernest Kpebu was on Tuesday (24 May) elected the president of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of African University College of Communications (AUCC).

Ernest Kpebu polled an interval of 83 votes against his main rival Nana Yaw Smith Dadzie to become the winner for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The journalist cum blogger said the victory comes as a huge relief, promising to make students’ welfare his priority.

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“Students of AUCC have voted for a change they can feel,” Ernest Kpebu

told the media after the declaration of results. “The past weeks have not been easy but God has redeemed His image”

I’ll deliver

Ernest Kpebu said he will deliver on his promises to the students.

“This is just a stepping stone,  I’m going to change AUCC SRC; make students have a change they can feel, make an impact and leave it at a level where whoever is going to come will be happy to continue from,” he said.

The journalist cum blogger has promised to develop the institution if he was voted as the SRC president.

Speaking on Afronova TV earlier, Ernest Kpebu stated that he will use his personality to solicit funds for the institution since the SRC has financial constraints.

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”As a journalist and a blogger, what I am used to in terms of soliciting funds to support their projects. I know what I can do if I take charge and sacrifice myself or bring myself to serve and be part of how we can raise more,” he said.

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