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A Sekondi High Court has set Friday, 5th March as judgment day in the murder trial of the two suspects in the killing of the four kidnapped Takoradi girls.

The two accused Nigerian nationals, Sam Udeotuk Wills and John Orji, were initially facing a charge of conspiracy to kidnap but the charge was later changed to conspiracy to murder in 2020.

This was after the police forensic test on discovered human remains confirmed that the girls were dead.

The presiding judge, Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong, set the date today February 3, 2021, after the lawyers of Sam Udeotuk Wills and John Orji closed their defence and subsequent cross-examination.

The presiding Court of Appeal Judge further directed that “the State Attorney prosecuting, Patience Klinogo and her team to file their written address on 17th February 2021 and the defence counsels to also file their written address on 24th February 2021”.

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Dr Arko Akoto-Ampaw, Medical Director of the Eastern Regional Hospital, has underscored the need for a kidney dialysis centre to be established at the Regional hospital to scale up healthcare services.

According to the Medical Director, the dialysis centre would provide access to such critical healthcare service to many people in the Eastern Region and parts of the Volta region, who had no option but to travel to Accra and elsewhere for such services.

He said even though the construction of the 600-bed New Regional hospital in Koforidua, had factored it in the plan, "for the time being the need for such a centre has become relevant with the covid-19 pandemic which aggravates the situation of people with renal conditions".

Dr Akoto-Ampaw made this known at a meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Sugandh Rajaram, who visited the hospital as part of his five-day working tour of the Eastern Region to look for business potentials worthy of investment by the Indian community at the Regional level.

The Medical Director indicated that management of the hospital had taken steps to partner some private entities for the establishment of the dialysis centre and expressed hope that India with its credible pace in the medical industry would support the hospital in that direction.

On Covid-19 arrangement, he indicated that the physiotherapy unit had been converted into a holding centre whiles the mental unit of the hospital turned into a 13-bed treatment centre and appealed to the public to keep to the prevention protocols because covid was real.

 

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Thursday, 04 February 2021 00:00

One grabbed at KIA over fake Covid-19 test

The country manager for Asky Airline, Worlanyo Afadzinu, has confirmed that one person has been picked up and handed over to the Police over the fake covid-19 test results handed over a traveller on the Nigerian-bound flight.

Speaking on the Morning Starr on Thursday, Mr Afadzinu said investigations are still underway to arrest the perpetrators at the Kotoka International Airport who handed over the fake covid-19 test results to the travellers.

“The airline is not responsible for any test results. We refer you to a facility for testing and when we are not satisfied, we call the facility. Per my last briefing, the Managing Director of the handling company told me the gentleman involved in this matter has been handed over to the police.”

The arrest comes after a Ghanaian woman who travelled to Nigeria last Sunday revealed she was given fake COVID-19 test results onboard a flight at the Kotoka International Aiport.

According to Portia Kissi Adu, the airline officials insisted to do a new COVID-19 test for her since they do not recognise the one she had done at Noguchi.

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Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, one of the spokespersons for President Akufo-Addo, 2nd Respondent, in the ongoing election petition hearing has explained that the request by the petitioner, John Mahama, to inspect documents of the Electoral Commission, 1st Respondent, was denied because arguments advanced by his legal team failed to meet legal standards.

He also rebuked persons saying the EC is trying to hide some relevant information because it objected to the request.

According to him, such claims, mainly from the quarters of the opposition National Democratic Congress, are propaganda and should be ignored by Ghanaians.

“With the greatest of respect, I call it, the propaganda question. It is not a question of law but a propaganda question. It’s about if you have nothing to hide, why don’t you want to show the originals. The law is clear about the legal threshold that must be met to be granted the discretion of the court to go and inspect originals of documents”, he said on The Point of View on Wednesday.

John Dramani Mahama [Petitioner] had wanted to inspect all the original documents of the Electoral Commission due to the differences in the number of total valid votes cast and other results in the declared results.

But the application which was objected to by lawyers of the two respondents was also in a unanimous decision dismissed by the Justices of the Supreme Court who according to them found it misconceived given the fact that the petitioner already had in his possession, carbonated copies of the documents in question.

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