Thursday, September 16, 2021

Four remanded for stealing vehicles belonging to EC boss’ husband

Four national security operatives have been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing vehicles belonging to the husband of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Dr Charles Mensah.

The four, on Tuesday, July 27, allegedly destroyed the metallic gate of the residence of the complainant and entered his compound with two towing vehicles with registration numbers GX3976-20 and GW557V to commit the crime.

The accused, Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh, Albert Paa Kwesi Okyere, Kwasi Acheampong, George Antwi and one Randy, now at large stole a Toyota Land Cruiser and a Nissan Patrol.

They have subsequently been charged with unlawful entry, stealing, causing unlawful damage and conspiracy to commit crime.

Their pleas were not taken by the court.

The court, presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, also turned bail application put in by Mr Prince Neequaye, counsel for the accused persons.

Chief Inspector Emmanuel Haligah, holding brief for Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Sylvester Asare, told the court, that after stealing the vehicles, the accused persons loaded them unto the towing trucks, and exited the compound.

He said while existing the house, some military men saw them and apprehended them.

The Prosecutor said the military men handed them over to the police attached to the National Security.

The drivers of the respective towing vehicles however escaped with their vehicles.

He said investigations were underway to arrest the drivers and their towing vehicles.

The matter has been adjourned to August 11.

Sputnik V vaccines: Group defends Agyeman Manu; lauds him over Covid fight

The Data and Advocacy Consult has jumped to the defense of the Health Minister, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu over the inconveniences in the procurement of the Sputnik V vaccines.

According to the Group who noted how instrumental Mr Agyeman Manu has been in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, the Minister rather chose the health and safety of Ghanaians over procedural measures in procuring the Sputnik V vaccines.

It will be recalled that the Health Minister who appeared before Parliament on July 19, revealed that he was unable to seek approval from Parliament before signing an agreement with Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum to procure Sputnik V vaccines.

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