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2017-11-14

[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing

2017-11-10

[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed

2017-11-09

[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ˘12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims

2017-11-08

[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again

2017-11-07

[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  

2017-11-06

[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
[B] Energy bond unsuccessful after two tries

2017-11-05

[N] 'We won't compromise on admission malpractices' - UCC & its affiliates
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General News

[ 2017-05-26 ]

The suspects: Courage Boadi (left) and Michael

EOCO rescues seven girls
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has
arrested two persons for allegedly attempting to
traffick seven girls to Jordan in the Middle
East.

Courage Boadi, a travel and tours operator, and
Michael Akantoganya, a self-styled businessman,
were picked up at the Kotoka International Airport
(KIA) last Monday, as they were facilitating
departure formalities for the victims.

The Deputy Executive Director of EOCO, Mr Walter
Amewu, told journalists in Accra that the suspects
were arrested with the assistance of personnel of
Aviation Security and the Ghana Immigration
Service (GIS).

Intelligence

Narrating how the suspects were arrested, he said
EOCO picked up intelligence that some persons were
facilitating the trafficking of girls to Jordan.

He said EOCO alerted its surveillance unit when
the organisation got the victims’ schedule of
travel.

Based on that, he said, the Aviation Security and
the GIS were notified to be on the alert at the
KIA.

He said the suspects and the victims were
subsequently arrested while the girls were going
through departure formalities.

Police take over

Mr Amewu said the suspects and the victims had
been handed over to the Anti-Human Trafficking
Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department
(CID) of the Ghana Police Service for further
investigations.

When contacted, the Head of the Anti-Human
Trafficking Unit of the CID, Superintendent Mike
Baah, confirmed that the unit had taken over
investigations into the case.

He said the principal suspect, Boadi, who operated
Boving Travel and Tours, a travel and tours
company, was allegedly engaged in an illegal
business because he was using the company to
operate as a private recruitment agency without
licence from the Ministry of Employment and Labour
Relations.

Supt Baah indicated that the police were making
efforts to reunite the victims with their
families.

Tier two

Ghana has been on the Tier Two Watch List of the
United States for the past two years because of
its poor performance in the fight against human
trafficking.

A third consecutive year of appearance on the list
could make the US government withdraw its
financial and other logistic support for the
country.

Source - Graphic.com.gh



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