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Chinese citizen serving jail sentence for theft escapes from Nsawam Prison

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An officer from the prison service confirmed the escape to Citi News on Monday, saying they had some clues that might lead to the fugitive's re-arrest.

A Chinese national who was serving a one-year term at Nsawam Prison for stealing and other major crimes has reportedly escaped.

The escape occurred after the suspect allegedly pretended to be unwell and was sent to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

According to reports, he was apprehended in Tema and detained before being transported to the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison.

The jail officer assigned to follow him has been detained by the service pending an inquiry into the event.

An officer from the prison service confirmed the escape to Citi News on Monday, saying they had some clues that might lead to the fugitive’s re-arrest.

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Suspect who reportedly stabbed Hawa Koomson’s son remanded

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During the incident, Ato Koomson, the son of incumbent MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, was stabbed in the chest and sent to Accra's 37 Military Hospital. Three members of the NDC were also injured and admitted to the Kasoa Polyclinic.

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, an Accra High Court remanded defendant Usman Haruna into police custody. Haruna is accused of stabbing Ato Koomson, the son of Awutu Senya East MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, following a skirmish at the Electoral Commission’s headquarters at Ofaakor, near Kasoa in the Central region.

Police caught the suspect during the incident that occurred on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 5 a.m., before the start of the day’s activities at the EC office, which resulted in Mr Koomson’s stabbing.

The suspect is scheduled to appear again in court on June 19, 2024.

According to eyewitnesses, the fight began after a quarrel about the queuing of voters attempting to transfer their ballots to the constituency.

During the incident, Ato Koomson, the son of incumbent MP Mavis Hawa Koomson, was stabbed in the chest and sent to Accra’s 37 Military Hospital.

Three members of the NDC were also injured and admitted to the Kasoa Polyclinic.

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Armed robbers attack petrol station, flee with one million cedis

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In an interview, the Director of the IBM gasoline station, Kwabena Tawiah, urged for more police patrol in the area.

Armed robbers allegedly stormed the IBM petrol station at Pakyi Number 2 in Ashanti Region’s Amansie West area.

According to eyewitnesses, armed men stormed into the station’s office, deactivated the CCTV, and grabbed the digital video recorder.

According to sources, the gang stole one million cedis and tied the hands of five gasoline attendants and a security guard.

In an interview, the Director of the IBM gasoline station, Kwabena Tawiah, urged for more police patrol in the area.

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Chop-bar owner implicated in three murders denies participation

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One of his victims is an anonymous lady in her 30s who was found dead, half dressed, at the Otorkporlu Bridge, off the Odumase-Asesewa route in the Eastern Region. The woman had been subjected to terrible actions such as cutting her tongue and private regions. The motivation behind these horrible deeds is unknown, with Tetteh claiming that the chop bar owner paid him GHS500 every operation. In an unexpected twist, the chop bar owner, who Tetteh claims recruited him for these ceremonies, flatly denies any participation in the deaths.

A chop bar owner who has been linked to three murders has denied any participation in the crimes.

Richard Tetteh, a 35-year-old suspect in the killings, identified her as the mastermind.

According to reports, Tetteh claimed that the local chop bar food vendor employed him to remove fluids from his victims’ noses and private regions.

One of his victims is an anonymous lady in her 30s who was found dead, half-dressed, at the Otorkporlu Bridge, off the Odumase-Asesewa route in the Eastern Region.

The woman had been subjected to terrible actions such as cutting her tongue and private regions.

The motivation behind these horrible deeds is unknown, with Tetteh claiming that the chop bar owner paid him GHS500 every operation.

In an unexpected twist, the chop bar owner, who Tetteh claims recruited him for these ceremonies, flatly denies any participation in the deaths.

During an interrogation by the district police, she vehemently denies Tetteh’s charges, claiming that she has never planned a murder in her life.

As the inquiry continues, Tetteh and the chop bar owner remain in police jail, awaiting more interrogation and legal action.

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