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Supreme Court dismisses Woyome’s application for stay of execution

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cautioned embattled businessman, Mr Alfred A. Woyome, to take the court serious after it dismissed his latest application seeking a stay of execution to allow him to pay the GHc51.2 million while he heads to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Applicants angry as Passport Office in Accra loses data captured

Graphic Online has gathered information that the Passport Office in Accra has lost some substantial amount of data captured from Ghanaian passport applicants.

This has resulted in a delay in the processing of passport applications. Some sources have hinted that the problem was due to corrupted data.

Time too limited to detail all my achievements - Prez Mahama

President John Mahama on Thursday, during the presentation of his State of Nation Address in Parliament suggested that he cannot ‘show’ the unprecedented gains his government has chalked so far in a relatively short time.

Nkrumah’s track record against others ascertained

50 years ago, Ghana’s founding President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown in a joint military and police led coup d’etat. During his 9 year reign, his government chalked some major successes in the area of physical infrastructural development, education, transportation among others.

In the infographic below, Citi News matches some of the key achievements of his government to that of the collective achievements of his successors over the past 50  years.

Ex-Con Slaughters His Parents, Four Others At Assin Akrofuom

Police in the Central Region have confirmed the brutal killing of six people at Assin Akrofuom. The slain included four relatives of the suspect, Akwesi Ganu, an ex-convict .

Those butchered were his parents, sister, brother and two other neighbors. But a six year old boy, who survived the gruesome attack, is currently on admission at a hospital.

The Divisional Crime Officer for Assin Fosu, DSP John Coffie, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said the Police were informed about the incident around 8:30pm on Thursday.

“We had a call that somebody had killed his mother, father, sister and nephew near Assin Akrofuom. We went to the scene and we found an elderly man who had been beheaded and then a young lady who had also been butchered just by her father.

“When we entered the main house too, we found out that the landlord’s head was almost off, his two hands were chopped off. The last person who our investigation revealed to be the landlord’s son, six year old, was lying there helpless but the suspect bolted,” he added.

He said the 35-year old suspect was killed by residents who arrested him from his hideout in a nearby village, as he attempted to escape.

“When the youth launched a manhunt for the suspect they brought him dead after he was captured,” DSP Coffie said.

He added that, “we conveyed the bodies to the morgue and at the hospital we learnt that the young boy was alive. So it was only the left arm that was hurt and he has been admitted at the hospital,” the Police officer added.

It is unclear what the motive of the suspect was but unconfirmed reports are that he was perhaps not sound mentally.



Deputy AG sues Facebooker over 'Ameri deal comment'


The Deputy Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Dr Dominic Ayine has filed a defamation suit at an Accra High Court against a Facebook commentator, Mr Evron Hughes.

Prez saddened by loss of lives in Kintampo-Tamale road accident

President John Mahama has sent his condolence to family members who have lost 'loved ones' in an accident on the Kintampo-Tamale road.

The accident which claimed over 50 lives occured on Wednesday night involved a Metro Mass Bus heading to Tamale and a truck carrying tomatoes from Burkina Faso.

In a tweet he said: "Received the sad news of an accident involving a MMT Bus on the Kintampo-Tamale road. Condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones"

Fisherfolks get Mahama embossed outboard motors


The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has kick-started its campaign for November 7 presidential and parliamentary elections with the distribution of outboard motors, embossed with pictures of President Mahama and the campaign theme of the ruling party, ‘Changing lives; Transforming Ghana.’