Today's local Ghana news headlines

Today's Ghana local news headlines

JB Danquah murder suspect cries out over poor treatment

Daniel Asiedu, the alleged killer of the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye-Danquah-Adu, has told a court in Accra that he is still being treated unfairly despite an order to the police to ensure his rights are protected.

Smarttys to sue media houses over “false” reports


Lawyers for Smarttys Managment and Production, are threatening legal action against media houses, for, according to them, “mischievously” associating their client with “a supposed $92m contract under the national electrification project”.

Akufo-Addo condemns Cote d’Ivoire terrorist attack


The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, has condemned the terrorist attack on beach resorts at Grand Bassam in Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, which killed 16 persons.

In a statement published on Facebook on Monday, Nana Addo said he was saddened by news of the attack, which he described as despicable and cowardly.

 “Like all Ghanaians, I have been deeply shocked and saddened by Sunday's news of a terrorist attack on the ancient Ivorian town of Grand Bassam, which led to the tragic loss of 16 lives and left dozens injured.

“I condemn these despicable and cowardly attacks, and extend my deepest condolences to the families of the dead and wounded, Nana Addo wrote.

He said: “This attack confirms the fears of many that terrorists are widening their scope of operations in West Africa, with Mali and Burkina Faso being recent targets, and is a stark reminder of the threat of global terrorism. We are, therefore, duty bound, as a member state of ECOWAS and as peaceful neighbours of the good people of Cote d’Ivoire, to help combat this menace.

“The Ivorian people, and, indeed, my good friend, President Alassane Ouattara, have the solidarity of all Ghanaians and of all peace-loving people in Africa. In times like these, citizens of Côte d'Ivoire need to be assured with deeds, not just words, that the world stands with them and stands ready to support them in the necessary fight against such evil.

“God bless Cote d’Ivoire, God bless Ghana and God bless Mother Africa."

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for the attacks on at least three hotels in the Grand Bassam beach resort area.

Alassane Ouattara, Ivorian president, told reporters that  as many as 14 civilians and two special forces soldiers died during the assault. Six of the assailants were killed by government forces. At least four Europeans were among the civilians killed. The rest are believed to be locals. Witnesses said the gunmen arrived on foot, wearing hooded masks.

The Grand Bassam area, a UNESCO world heritage site just 25 miles away from Abidjan, the commercial capital, is popular with expatriates and locals.


Cocaine Baron Son-In-Law Of BoG Governor Nabbed

The Ghana Police Service in conjuction with British officials have arrested one of Britain's most cocaine fugitives, David McDermott, who happens to be the son-in-law of the Governor of Bank of Ghana, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah.

Kwasi Twum buries mum

The woman who gave Ghana, Kwasi Twum has been given back to her maker - albeit reluctantly.

A short illness broke the seal of immortality bottled in her mortal body. And so a decent number of family and close relations showed up at the Kotoka International Airport to meet the remains of Naana Nueki Carboo Opetoto I.

Abeiku Santana strips for a swim in Kenya

Radio personality, Abeiku Santana is currently in Kenya on vacation. He decided to go ‘Shatta Wale’ as he posed for a picture in his pant displaying his one big pack as well.

I don’t have a spiritual father and have never been to Obinim’s church - DCOP Kofi Boakye

DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye has described as despicable and fictitious assertions by Bishop Daniel Obinim that he is an active member of his church.

In an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander disclosed that he is a born and bred Jehovah Witness thus has no plans of abandoning his faith to worship at the International God’s Way Church.

Farmer Attempts Suicide After Killing Wife Over Sex

FREDRICK Yaw Nketia, a 31-year-old farmer, is currently in the grips of the Suhum police assisting in investigation for allegedly hacking his wife to death for denying him sex. He purportedly attempted to commit suicide after the reported murder.

My subjects can’t be driven off their land at Agogo & Tafo - Otumfour Osei-Tutu II

The Asantehene Otumfour Osei-Tutu II says he will not sit and allow his subjects to be driven off their land in the Agogo and Tafo issues.

Speaking at a reception organized by the Asante Professionals Club (APC) in Kumasi, Otumfour called for calm and patience as he finds a solution to the two prolonged conflicts in both jurisdictions.