The Ghanaian Times -15 graduates nurses held
The police yesterday arrested 15 out of a number of unemployed graduate nurses who picketed the Flagstaff House to demand to be posted by government.
The group, made up of enrolled and community health nurses completed their nursing training about two years ago, but have not received clearance forms from the Ministries of Employment and Health to enable them to start work.
Their protest yesterday, was to draw governments attention to their situation since they did not understand why they had not been engaged by government.
The nurses said all efforts to resolve their issue through the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and all other appropriate authorities last year, did not yield better results and they were left with no option than to pitch camp at the Flagstaff House.
Warrant issued for suspect in NPP head office raid
An Accra Circuit court yesterday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of one of the 11 accused in the raiding of the headquarters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), for failing to appear before court.
Micheal Agoha, was one of the 11 other accused who raided the headquarters of the opposition NPP on Monday November, 23, last year.
This was after the prosecutor Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abraham Annor prayed the court foe a bench warrant for the arrest of the two of the accused who were absent, thus, Micheal Agoha and Abdulai Wudu for failing to appear before the court.
Counsel for the accused, Abdul Aziz Mohammed, told the court that he had received information that Abdulai, had lost his mother and as a result, he was unable to make it to court.
British murderer for court today
The British, Arthur Sampson-Kent, 48, who was arrested over the weekend near the Busua beach in the Western Region, for allegedly murdering his girlfriend and two children, will be arraigned before the Kaneshie Magistrate’s Court today.
He was to have appeared in court yesterday, but due to other challenging circumstances, the police were unable to arraign him before the court.
Simpson-Kent, was said to have gruesomely murdered his girlfriend, Sian Blake, 43, and children, Zachary, 8, and Amon, 4, and later fled to Ghana.
The Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Commissioner of Police (COP) Prosper Kwame Agblor, told newsmen in Accra yesterday, that on January 7, the CID received a request from the National Crime Agency through International police Organisation (INTERPOL) Manchester and the British High Commission in Accra, for assistance to arrest Simpson-Kent who had fled the UK.
Pres to give cabbie a house
The President, John Dramani Mahama has promised to reward the taxi driver who foiled the armed robbery attack on a female employee of the Koala Shopping Mall at Cantonments in Accra with a house.
The announcement comes as the management of Koala also announced that the driver would be given a new car to replace his taxi cab which was badly damaged after crashing the robbers on their motorbike.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, who made the announcement when he hosted the taxi driver (name withheld) at the Flagstaff House yesterday, commended him for his patriotism and heroic act.
He urged Ghanaians to emulate the patriotic action of the driver, and support national progress, and be vigilant against nation wreckers.
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