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Press Release: Arrest of (5) persons engaged in NIA registration malpractices in Kumasi – ghanapublisher.com

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The Ghana Police Service has arrested five (5) persons for allegedly engaging in various registration offences and malpractices during the mass registration exercise being conducted in the Ashanti Region by the National Identification Authority (NIA). The arrests, which occurred between 3rd and 6th January 2020, were the result of collaboration between NIA and some aggrieved citizens in the Ashanti Region who provided to NIA relevant incriminating evidence on the conduct of the suspects and also identified them to the Police. Four (4) of the persons are NIA Registration Officials, while one is not. Below are their identities:

  1. Kenneth Sarfo Boateng – Commissioner for Oaths (CFO), Church of Christ Registration Centre, Nyinampong, Asante-Mampong 2. Ransford Omane Osei – Mobile Registration Workstation Operator (MRWO), Ampaabame Registration Centre near Ejisu; 3. De-graft Osei Mensah – Supervising Registration Officer (SRO), Kentinkrono M/A Primary School Registration Centre at KNUST; 4. Emmanuel Edusei Poku – District Registration Supervisor (DRS) Kentinkrono M/A Primary School Registration Centre at KNUST; and 5. Kwabena Dan – a resident of Nyinampong.

All the suspects have been granted Police enquiry bail and will be assisting the Police in investigations.

Meanwhile, the Management of NIA is satisfied, following administrative procedures, that the conduct of its aforesaid registration officials is in breach of the relevant provisions of the Public Service Code of Conduct. Management has further determined the said conduct also constitutes an egregious violation of applicable internal rules and regulations governing the conduct of NIA registration officials. Accordingly, the Executive Secretary has directed the immediate dismissal of the said officials.

The NIA deeply appreciates the public-spirited efforts of those residents of the Ashanti Region, including an investigative journalist at Kumasi-based Abusua FM and another journalist at The Chronicle newspaper whose vigilance, sacrifice and commitment to good citizenship enabled NIA and the Ghana Police to collaboratively pursue the measures that resulted in the arrest of the said persons. NIA urges the general public to emulate the patriotism and high citizenship demonstrated by the informants by exposing with credible evidence acts of suspected corruption in the Ghana Card registration process across the country, particularly in the Ashanti region where the exercise is currently underway. The success of the mass registration exercise will ultimately depend on the level of vigilance and co-operation NIA enjoys from the general public, especially in managing queues, reporting acts of criminality and irresponsibility, and providing evidence that will trigger effective investigation and/or support effective prosecution.

The NIA wishes to use this opportunity to assert the following for the information of the general public:

  1. Any registration outside a designated/gazetted registration centre constitutes an offense; 2. No registration (form filling or biometric data capture) is permitted beyond 5pm; 3. Registration for the Ghana Card at a mass registration centre or an NIA Office or other designated premises is free of charge to every Ghanaian citizen who registers for the Ghana card for the first time. This excludes premium and institutional registrations as governed by the Fees and Charges Act; 4. Any claim that an NIA registration centre has run out of registration materials such as Registration Form or Oath of Identity Form can only be false as several million forms have been printed and adequate supply-chain management arrangements made to ensure stock is never depleted before being replenished. Any claim that “forms are finished” is only a

hoax designed to create artificial shortage to aid the enterprise of extorting monies from applicants. 5. No person is allowed to carry away from a registration centre a blank or completed Registration Form or Oath of Identity Form, unless the entire registration process is complete and the Ghana Card issued to the applicant or only the issuance of the card remains.

The NIA is proud of the conduct of the majority of its staff who are law-abiding and performing their registration duties in a manner that is above reproach. NIA wishes to encourage all such officials to maintain their high performance and to report their few colleagues whose conduct is creating pain and hardship for the citizenry, marring the registration exercise, and undermining public confidence and trust in the NIA and Government.

SGND:  ACI. FRANCIS PALMDETI HEAD, CORPORATE AFFAIRS, NIA

 

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Police Arrest Bull For Killing A Woman

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Police arrest bull for killing a woman in Kenya

 

Police Arrest Bull For Killing Woman In Kenya

A bull has been detained at the Khayega police post in Kakamega County, Kenya after it trampled a woman to death.

The owner of the bull was also arrested and is currently in custody as police carry out investigations into the incident.

The bull nicknamed ‘Tusker’ reportedly broke loose and charged at three women from Lutoto village and trampled one of them to death as the owner, Josphat Bilimo was driving it back home from a match last Friday.

The 60-year-old woman identified as Felistus Luda is reported to have been attacked by the bull as she attempted to flee from the scene.

Mr Bonventure Munanga, the director of the Kakamega County Bullfighting Association, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, July 5, said the bull caught up with a woman as she attempted to flee to safety.

“The woman could not run fast enough since she had sustained an injury in the accident and she was unfortunately killed by the bull,” said Mr Munanga.

Kakamega East sub county police commander Mr Robert Makau told Nation.Africa that police were called in to rescue the bull from villagers who wanted to slash it to death and share it’s meat.

“The DCIO is handling the investigations. The owner of the bull will appear in court on Thursday to face charges related to negligence in handling the animal,” said Mr Makau.

Mr Munanga said the owner of the bull tried to negotiate with the family of the woman so that they could settle the matter out of court.

“He agreed to meet the burial expenses, but villagers were planning to attack the bull and kill it as dictated by tradition. The bull is supposed to be killed and the meat shared out to be eaten,” said Mr Munanga.

 

Police Arrest Bull For Killing Woman In Kenya

The bull tethered to a nearby tree at the police post

The incident has brought to light the issue of safety relating to the popular bullfighting spot which draws huge crowds in the western region.

Mr Munanga said he had convened a meeting with the owners of bulls to discuss safety during bullfighting matches in Kakamega County.

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$24M Fraud: US Court Postpones Socialite Hushpuppi’s Sentencing

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Again, US Court Postpones Socialite Hushpuppi’s Sentencing

 

A United States Central District Court in California has postponed the sentencing of Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abass known as Hushpuppi for the second time.

According to Premium Times report, Judge Otis Wright has fixed September 21 as the new sentencing date for Hushpuppi. “At the request of counsel, the Sentencing is CONTINUED to 9/21/2022 at 1:30 PM before Judge Otis D. Wright II, as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas,” the court’s announcement made June 24 read.

Hushpuppi pleaded guilty in April 2021, according to court documents by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) to the multi-million-dollar fr@ud charges filed against him by the United States government.

A version of Hushpuppi’s plea agreement filed in June outlined his role in a school finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses. He pleaded guilty to Count Two which is “Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering,” an offence that attracts a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment among other punishments including full restitution, his plea agreement with the U.S. government states in part.

Recall, that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) in June 2020, and subsequently flown to the U.S., Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2021 and was ordered to remain in custody pending sentencing.

The sentencing hearing was initially moved by Judge Wright from February 14 to July 11 and has now been moved to September 21 at the counsel’s request.

He has been in custody since his arrest in Dubai and rendition to the U. S. in June 2020. He, thereafter entered into a plea bargain agreement with the U.S. government in July 2021, in the hope of getting a lighter punishment. Despite pleading guilty, Hushpuppi will not be exempted from paying restitution.

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Former US President Donald Trump will be jailed – Ofori Amponsah Prophesies

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Flip-flop Ghanaian Prophet,  Ghanaian Highlife musician and songwriter Ofori Amponah known in real life as Samuel Ofori Amponsah has prophesied that Farmer American President Donald Trump is likely to be arrested, prosecuted and jailed.

“Let’s pray for Donald Trump because six months ago I saw police with a warrant for the Ex-president of the USA”. Ofori Amponsah who claims to be a lover of prophecy and not a prophet said this on TV XYZ in an interview monitored by MyNewsGH.com.

The musician however did not make it clear on the ground for which the outspoken Former US president is going to be arrested and to be made to face the law.

Meanwhile, he also revealed that, before the US elections that took Donald Trump out the White House, he (Ofori Amponsah) saw his defeat adding that the renowned businessman can never return to the presidency.

“I also saw him being removed from the white House even before the elections and he will never come back to power, of course”, he revealed.

Source: MyNewsGH.com / Syxtus Eshun / 2022

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