Between July 2022 and January 2023, a special police squad conducted a continuous intelligence-driven operation that resulted in the arrest of 12 people believed to be responsible for serious crimes in Ghana.
During the operation, the crew installed long-term surveillance on the suspects.
The individuals detained have been charged with being part of an organized crime group that has robbed people in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, and Eastern regions of their cars.
Their acts have occasionally led to murder.
According to a statement published on February 1 on social media, “investigations into the operations of the syndicate showed that suspect, Jeffery Dwomoh, shot and killed one of his victims during one of the carjacking expeditions at Brofoyedru near Ahenema Kokoben.”
The following statement:
TWELVE ORGANIZED CRIME SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED BY POLICE FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN CARJACKING, ROBBERY, AND MURDER CASES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
1. The Police have arrested Twelve people who are members of an organized crime syndicate involved in a series of carjacking, robbery and murder incidents across three regions of the country.
2. The arrests follow a sustained, intelligence-led operation by a special police team which mounted surveillance on the activities of the gang between July 2022 and January 2023 in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Eastern Regions.
3. The suspects, Prince Opuni, Kwabena Kyei Barfour, Jeffrey Dwomoh alias Jeff, Clifford Opoku alias Spider, Samuel Adom, William Ansah, Bernard Adu Gyamfi, Anthony Tawiah alias Wizzy, Andrew Kwame Owusu, Musah Sulley, Yaw Acheampong, Charles Lotherford, operate with guns, attack their victims and take over their cars which they then sell to others.
4. Investigations into the activities of the syndicate revealed that suspect, Jeffery Dwomoh, shot and killed one of his victims, during one of the carjacking expeditions at Brofoyedru near Ahenema Kokoben.
5. During the operation, the police recovered ten (10) vehicles, believed to have been snatched by the gang from their victims. The police also retrieved two foreign pistols, one revolver with ten (10) rounds of 38 special ammunition and a Rugger foreign pistol with eleven (11) rounds of 9mm ammunition, together with a cash sum of Ten Thousand and Ten Ghana Cedis (GH₵10,010.00).
6. All twelve (12) suspects are in Police custody and efforts are underway to arrest one other suspect who, police have reason to believe, facilitates double vehicle documentation for the syndicate.
7. Police are in touch with most of the victims who are assisting the investigation and efforts are underway to contact the remaining victims.
8. We wish to commend the Police team who demonstrated resilience and patriotic commitment during the entire period of the operation.
Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for state visit to Guinea-Bissau
At the invitation of the president of Guinea-Bissau, His Excellency Umaru Sissoco Embalo, Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, led the Ghanaian delegation out of the country on Sunday, May 14, 2023.
The visit’s goals are to further solidify the already close ties between the two nations and look into potential new areas of cooperation for their mutual advantage.
The President will meet with President Embalo in private during his visit to Guinea-Bissau. He will also receive the Amilcar Cabral Medal, the country’s highest honor, speak at the law school of the Amilcar Cabral University, and interact with the Ghanaian soldiers serving in Bissau as part of the ECOWAS Stabilization Support Mission.
The Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as representatives from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry, accompanied the President.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2018, the President will return to Ghana. During his absence, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, would carry out the President’s duties in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution.
At Bortianor, a three-story church edifice collapses
In Bortianor, in the Greater Accra Region, frantic rescue efforts are under way to locate any bodies that may be trapped under a three-story church structure.
On May 9, the Word in Action Church structure fell.
There are concerns that some churchgoers may have been present when the tragedy occurred.
The Ghana Police Service had representatives on the scene.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Ghana National Fire Service sent employees to the scene to assist with rescue operations.
Thousands of locals flocked to the area to assist in saving loved ones who might have been inside the church when the structure collapsed.
Re-election of Apostle Nyamekye as head of the Church of Pentecost
On May 4, Apostle Eric Nyamekye was chosen once again to lead the Church of Pentecost for the ensuing five years.
With a staggering 99.45 percent of the voting, Apostle Nyamekye was re-elected.
The 46th General Council Meetings of the Church took place in the Pentecost Convention Center in the Central Region, where the elections took place.
Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah was elected to succeed Apostle Nyamekye on May 3, 2018, exactly five years ago. At the time, he served as the area head of the Church of Pentecost in Koforidua. He succeeded as the Church’s sixth leader.
Voting results on Thursday showed that Apostle Nyamekye had earned the conclave’s support.
On Thursday, he received 1,255 of the 1,262 “Yes” votes. Five years prior, he had received 994 of the 1009 “Yes” votes.
At the same council meetings, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi was also chosen to serve as the church’s general secretary.
Apostle Kumi Larbi, who held the position for 10 years, is replaced by him.
Apostle Obuobi, 53, received 1,256 ‘Yes’ votes out of 1,262 total ballots, or 99.6%.
The following five years will be his tenure.