FAYAH NEWS, SAT OCT 1

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HEADLINES

17 presidential aspirants file nination with EC

MCE stops Kennedy Agyepong from inaugurating market at Assin Fosu

Man kills bossom friend over broken table

Korea Electric, ECG sign partnership deal

Ashanti Pharmaceutical society deworm 1,692 inmates of central prison

Fake phone dealers grabbed

Man, 34, arrested for blackmail

Two robbers jailed for 30 years


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IN THE NEWS

  • 17 presidential aspirants file nination with EC

As many as 17 aspirants have submitted their nominations to the Electoral Commission (EC) to be considered as presidential candidates for Election 2016. Eight of them filed on Friday while nine filed on Thursday.

Therefore the electoral commission will announce the candidates after vetting the nominations next week.


  • MCE stops Kennedy Agyepong from inaugurating market at Assin Fosu

There was near fisticuffs Friday between the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Assin North Dr Kofi Blankson and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Agyapong over who owns the right to inaugurate a market built for the area.

The MCE who is also a parliamentary candidate eventually stopped Men Agyapong from inaugurating the market.


  • Man kills bossom friend over broken table

A misunderstanding between two friends in the Tolon District of the Northern Region on Thursday night turned bizarre when one stabbed the other to death. 

The suspect, Alhassan Chinto 26, a bicycle spare parts dealer who is in the grips of the police for murder is said to have stabbed his bosom friend, Fuseini Daanaa to death during a heated argument. 

The argument was said to have started after Daanaa allegedly broke a table Chinto use for his business. 

The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) morgue while the suspect is in the custody of the police.

The incident was said to have happened around 9pm on Thursday. The suspect was apprehended by some residents of the town who later handed him over to the police.

The quarrel between the two started in the afternoon but they were separated. Later in the evening they met at the outskirts of the town to slug it out which resulted in the death Daanaa.

  • Korea Electric, ECG sign partnership deal

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Korea’s electricity company, aimed at promoting bilateral cooperation between the two parties in the electricity sector.

Under the agreement, the two are to exchange information on the electricity sector, as well as share knowledge in the fields of integration of renewable energy resources and electricity storage systems.


  • Ashanti Pharmaceutical society deworm 1,692 inmates of central prison

The Ashanti Regional branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana has marked the Sixth World Pharmacists Day in Kumasi by deworming the 1,692 inmates of the Kumasi Central Prisons.

The society, made up of practising pharmacists, student pharmacists and the Pharmacy Technologists Association of Ghana, presented drugs, food and toiletries worth GH¢47, 000 to the prison and also fraternised with the inmates by serving them with warm meals and shared Godly counsel with them.

  • Fake phone dealers grabbed

The society, made up of practising pharmacists, student pharmacists and the Pharmacy Technologists Association of Ghana, presented drugs, food and toiletries worth GH¢47, 000 to the prison and also fraternised with the inmates by serving them with warm meals and shared Godly counsel with them.

Iddrisu Adam, Nelson Klu, and Kojo Adjei whose modus operandi was to package fake phones and sell them as genuine ones to their customers were charged with attempt to commit crime and defrauding by false pretence. They all pleaded guilty to both charges.


  • Man, 34, arrested for blackmail
  • A 34-year-old man who tried to extort money from an Accra based  trader through blackmail is on trial before an Accra magistrate court.

    Kwame Donkor pleaded not guilty to extorting GH¢5,000 from one Christiana Okine by means of threat when he appeared before the court, presided over by  Mr  Isaac  Addo.

    Donkor was subsequently granted bail in  the sum of GH¢10,000 with two sureties. He was further directed  to  pay a security deposit of GH¢2,000.

    Presenting the facts of the case to the court, Chief Inspector Gregory Yeboah said that Donkor is a media and marketing consultant at Sowutuom, while Christiana is a trader at Teshie.

    Chief Inspector Yeboah said on April 23, 2016, Donkor telephoned Christiana’s business partner, one Mustapha Fayour, and claimed to have damning information regarding a cloth business the two were operating. 

    The prosecutor said Donkor threatened to publish the information if Fayour failed to pay him GH¢50,000.

    Chief Inspector Yeboah said on April 25, 2016 at about 3:00 p.m., Christiana met Donkor at Kaneshie where the accused demanded an additional GH¢50,000 or he would proceed with the publication of the alleged damning information.

    Christiana agreed to organise the said money and meet Donkor at the Accra Shopping Mall. 

    Unknown to him, a trap had been set for him and as soon as Christiana handed amount of GH¢5,000 to him, he was arrested by the police and  was sent to the Regional Police Headquarters.

    • Two Robbers jailed for 30 years

    Two young men who robbed a 15-year-old girl of her GH¢70.00 at knife point in Wa in the Upper West Region (UWR) have been sentenced to a total of 30 years imprisonment by a Wa Circuit Court.

    Amadu Abu, a 19-year-old mason and Fuseini Adams, 18, an ex-convict, robbed the girl of the money while she was on her to a bakery to buy bread for sale.

    They pleaded not guilty to the two charges of conspiracy and robbery but the court,  presided over by Mr Baah Forson Agyapong, found them guilty after the trial and sentenced them to 15 years imprisonment each on the two charges.

    Mr Agyapong said his ruling took into account the rampant robberies in the Wa township and the fact that Adams was an ex- convict, thus the harsh sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

    Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Daniel Yeboah said Abu and Adams, who had just been released  from the Wa Central Prisons after serving three months in jail for a similar offence, were all residents of Wa.

    He said in the early hours of July 20, this year the girl was walking along the Kambale road to the bakery to buy bread when the two brandishing a pair of scissors and a knife forcibly took the money from her. 

    Chief Inspector Yeboah said the victim raised an alarm which attracted a watchman and a policeman who gave the perpetrators a hot chase.

    He said Abu was arrested and the pair of scissors was found on him. 

    Abu led the police to arrest Adams at his hide-out at Duori three days later.


    Source: Graphic Online

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