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Woman Grabbed For GHC 2 Million Fraud

The Western Regional Police Command has arrested a 38-year-old woman, Hajia Ramatu Rasheed for fraud, the GNA has reported.

The suspect is alleged to have since 2010, swindled companies and individuals in many towns and cities across the country to the tune of over two million Ghana Cedis.

She is said to have especially  targetted those who operate supermarkets or deal in assorted goods.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Isaac Alex Quainoo (DCOP), the Western Regional Police Commander, said the suspect’s used different names and appearances in executing her alleged operation .

“The suspect sometimes dresses like a Muslim or a Christian and uses names like Ramatu and Elizabeth and then purchases the consumable goods in large quantity on credit from the unsuspecting victims with the promise to pay within a period and then goes into hiding without paying”

He said Hajia Rasheed is said to have swindled many companies in Accra in 2014 to the tune of two million Ghana Cedis and was even published in the dailies.

DCOP Quainoo said Hajia Rasheed was said to have collected supplies of rice, sugar, milo, milk, tin tomatoes, cooking oil and other items worth GH₵ 386,900.00 from one Josephine Annan in Takoradi in 2010.

He said the suspect then issued a cheque to the supplier to be cashed on December 12, 2011, but the cheque did not go through and she went into hiding and managed to avoid arrest despite several publications in the dailies.

He said luck, however, eluded the suspect when she was brought before a court in Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region for allegedly swindling another person in Techiman.

According to the Regional Police Commander, the suspect was later brought to the region, put before the courts and was remanded in police custody to reappear on March 23, 2016.

“I am therefore urging the general public who might have fallen victim to the activities of Hajia Rasheed to contact the Regional Command”, DCOP Quainoo said.

Assailants kill chief, son and family head

The Chief of Sota in the Shai Osudoku District of Greater Accra and two others were on Sunday morning shot and killed by some unknown assailants.

The chief, his son and head of family were using a Toyota Corolla vehicle on the Dodowa – Ningo road at the time of the incident.

SEE: Prez Mahama Is Now 'Dr' Mahama; Dedicates Award To Ghanaians

President John Dramani Mahama has  received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree by the University of Aberdeen.

 

The convocation held on Friday at the University's Kings College formed part of the President's working visit to Scotland and the First Lady, Lordina Mahama was there to support her husband.

In accepting the honour, the now President Dr Mahama dedicated the degree to the people of Ghana.

 

"I consider this an honour for all Ghanaians and it is a reflection of the strides we have made as a people, both internationally and at home. I, therefore, dedicate this Doctor of Laws honorary degree to the people of Ghana", were his exact words.

Korle Bu reopens three surgical clinics

 

The three surgical clinics which were shut down for renovation at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in February will re-open for business Monday, March 21, 2016, Primenews.com.gh understands.

EP Church to recover assets from Global Evangelical Church

A Ho High Court on  Monday ordered for the recovery of assets belonging to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana (EPCG), which were unlawfully being used by the Global Evangelical Church. This followed a suit filed at the High Court on August 19, 2015, by a group calling itself the Defenders of the Faith within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana (EPCG) indicting the Moderator, the Clerk, and the Presbyter Executive of the EPCG, as well as the Registered Trustees of the Global Evangelical Church for misuse of the EP Church assets.

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”.