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Nigerian arrested for attempting to kidnap boy, 4, at Maamobi

A Nigerian has been arrested for attempting to kidnap a boy around the Maamobi polyclinic in Accra. The suspect, yet to be named, was arrested after an eyewitness raised an alarm while he was luring the 4-year-old boy into a waiting vehicle with three other suspects in it, Starrfm.com.gh’s Winegah Perry Edwin reported Sunday morning. The suspect reportedly ran into …

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Ghana’s porous borders fingered as cause of crimes by foreigners

Governance expert Dr. Eric Oduro Osae says Ghana’s inability to ensure that there is strict security at its border posts makes room for criminals to easily get into the country. According to him, the rate at which some foreign nationals are involved in criminal activities in the country is alarming. Dr. Oduro Osae made this observation on TV3‘s The Key …

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Armed robbers ’emboldened’, ‘on rampage’ under Akufo-Addo – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has said armed robbers in the country have become emboldened under the current government and urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure the safety of every citizen within the nation’s territory. Mr Mahama, who spoke at the burial service of the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ late Chairman for the Daffiama-Busie-Issa constituency of the Upper West Region, …

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Kidnapped Takoradi girls may be in Europe – Col. Festus Aboagye

A security analyst Col. Festus Boahen Aboagye (Rtd) believes the three kidnapped Takoradi girls may not be kept anywhere within the African continent. He reckons that considering the length of time since the girls were kidnapped, they must have been transported to some country in Europe or elsewhere. The teaching consultant at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre …

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NDC will not stop politicizing kidnappings – Sammy Gyamfi

National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has rejected calls by many Ghanaians not to reduce the Canadian kidnapping saga to the usual partisan politics. According to him, it has become necessary for the main opposition NDC to politicize the Canadian kidnapping issue as until the arrest of the kidnappers, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) …

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Kwesi Pratt slams NDC, NPP, for politicizing kidnappings

The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has strongly condemned the politicization of one of the suspects who was arrested for kidnapping the two Canadian girls in Kumasi. One of the suspects, Seidu Mba seems to be the centre of attention as both political parties: the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are …

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Our anti-corruption commitment unshakeable – Bawumia

Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is committed to the fight against corruption and strongly believes that leveraging modern technology and formalising the Ghanaian society through digitisation will improve administrative systems, transparency and accountability in the way “we govern ourselves.” Dr Bawumia said this in his keynote address on Friday, 14 …

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Seidu has been a criminal since infancy – Childhood friend

The embattled Kumasi based Boutique Operator, Seidu Mba’s plight seems not over from now with a childhood friend describing him as a criminal since infancy. Seidu is among a gang of alleged kidnappers that were arrested Wednesday at Kenyasi in Kumasi for abducting two Canadians on a Volunteer Mission in the Ashanti region. Speaking exclusively to Kwame Tutu on the …

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Blame my ‘boys’ for kidnappings – Sakawa kingpin Abusua confesses

The founder and leader of a notorious money ritual group known as ‘Sakawa’, Kofi Amoateng popularly called Abusua has revealed the secrets behind their activities calling on the security agencies and Ghanaians to blame the recent spate of kidnappings, accidents, fires on ‘Sakawa’ boys. According to him, these blood money groups which have emerged in the country are behind the …

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Essential Services guidelines for Women and Girls to Violence launched

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) on Wednesday, launched a document containing guidelines for the provision of quality essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence. Ms Mialonin Asibi, the Executive Secretary of the Domestic Violence Secretariat of the Gender Ministry, who launched the document at a workshop in Accra, said it was aimed at …

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