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‘Oldman’ Osafo Maafo has an ‘archaic’ mind — Asiedu Nketia blasts

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia has attacked the intelligence of the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo describing the latter’s position on vigilantism in the country as ‘archaic’. “I used to know him for the past twenty and per what he is …

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AWW violence is black paint, I couldn’t give it any other color – Mahama defends diplomats meeting

Former President John Dramani Mahama has likened the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election to one that would happen in a war zone in Afghanistan. A group of masked national security operatives fired gunshots and wounded some 16 supporters of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at …

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‘We can’t find NDC MPs who held ‘bloody widow’ placards’ – Parliament

Opposition MPs who characterised a new entrant as a “bloody widow” cannot be identified for possible punishment after the description was deemed distasteful and insensitive. The Office of the Clerk of Parliament says despite viewing the footage in Parliament on that day, it could not identify the MPs who held …

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Wuogon violence: Media doctored video – National Security Director

The Director of Operations at the National Security Secretariat, Colonel Michael Kwadwo Opoku, has disputed a video which captured scenes of violence at the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on 31 January 2019. After watching the video of the scenes as captured on camera when he appeared before the Commission of …

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Ban vigilante groups as matter of urgency – WANF

The West Africa Nobles Forum (WANF), a non-governmental organisation, has added its voice to the call on the government to disband all vigilante groups as a matter of urgency. “The rate at which these vigilante groups are springing up is very alarming and the wantonness of their actions is very …

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SWAT Commander DSP Azugu trolled for shambolic account at commission of inquiry

A new word in the vocabulary of Ghanaians, ‘Azuguism’ and the Azugu Mosquito preventive challenge is what has dominated social media since Monday, February 18, 2019, following the shambolic and contradictory account of the Commander of the National Security SWAT team, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Kojo Azugu, MyNewsGh.com …

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Police chief rejects subordinate’s claims of sidelining in bloody by-election

Accra Region Police Commander has rejected accusations that a district commander in whose jurisdiction the bloody by-election unfolded, was sidelined in security plans. DCOP Patrick Adusei Sarpong said, the East Legon District Police Commander, DSP George Asare was included and given leading role in Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. That January …

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Ahead of SONA address, industry leaders want President to improve security

Key industry leaders are demanding answers from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on concrete steps that the government will take to forestall peace and ensure a secure working environment for businesses to thrive. Ahead of this year’s state of the nation address on Thursday, some of the industry players are …

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Sam George was assaulted for making a sensitive comment – SWAT Team Commander

Commander in charge of National Security SWAT team, DSP Samuel Kojo Azugu has confirmed that the the ‘attired’ civilian operative who assaulted the Member of Parliament for Ningo-prampram, Sam George during the By-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon was a member of the SWAT team. According to the commander, Sam George …

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Slapped NDC MP’s words require in-camera hearing – Witness tells Commission

Commission of Inquiry has agreed to hear in-camera, invectives used by National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP, Sam George, attracting slaps from a security operative during an ill-fated bye-election in Ayawaso West-Wuogon in Greater Accra region. A Commander of a SWAT unit, DSP Samuel Azugu who called for a private hearing …

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