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Akufo-Addo Suspends Deputy Sports Minister

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suspended from office, the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide and the acting Director General of the National Sports Authority, Robert Sarfo Mensah with immediate effect.

A statement by Communications Director Eugene Arhin stated that the decision has been taken following preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some sixty (60) Ghanaians, who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretences, in the on-going 21st Commonwealth Games.

The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah; the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Hon. Kwadwo Baah Agyeman; and the Chef-de-Maison for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mr Mohammed Sahnoon, have also been recalled from the Games to assist in investigations currently being undertaken by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service.

This comes after 60 Ghanaians who were in Australia for the upcoming commonwealth games were detained and deported for acting as journalists.

According to Australian authorities, they were not convinced by the reasons given by those so-called journalists for traveling to the country.

Eventhough those deported had genuine visas, many didn’t carry equipment like recorders and recommended mobile phones for coverage.

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Martin Amidu: I Have An Office

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The Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has downplayed suggestions that he is yet to be allocated an office to begin his work.

Days after the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice was unanimously approved by Parliament, Social media was rife with reports that Mr. is yet to be given an office.

Speaking to Starr News Thursday, Mr. Amidu said he is fully focussed on his job adding that he is working from his official office.

“I am going on with my work, I can’t discuss official matters with the press please. I am doing my work…I have an office please.”

Mr. Amidu made the comments after a Single Supreme Court Judge, Justice Gabriel Pwamang, dismissed a new application by lawyers of former Deputy attorney general Dominic Ayine seeking to add to their Statement of case in the suit challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of Martin Amidu as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor.

Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, opposed the application by suggesting that the rules of procedure require the applicants to amend their statement of case rather than seeking to add to same.

Lawyer for the Applicant, Tony Lithur, however, argued that the Supreme Court has the power to accept the procedure they have adopted by way of seeking to add to their Statement of case instead of amending it.

The Presiding Judge ruled that the rules of procedure are clear and they cannot be bend just to please the applicants. He subsequently dismissed the application.

 

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We’ll Campaign Against Any Party That Supports Homosexuality – Group

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The National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values has vowed to oppose any attempt at legalizing homosexuality in Ghana following pressure on the West African country by Western governments.

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May told  President Akufo-Addo and other African leaders attending the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in London Tuesday that it is wrong for homosexuals to be persecuted for their sexual orientation.

She said her country is therefore ready to help African countries to reform their laws to accommodate the interest of homosexuals.

“Nobody should face discrimination and persecution because of who they are or who they love. The UK stands ready to support any Commonwealth nation wanting to reform outdated legislation that makes such discrimination possible,” she said

Her call comes on the back of a similar one by the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tove Degnbol who called on Ghanaians to respect the rights of gays and lesbians.

May’s call was followed by the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Prof. Philip Alston who described Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, as delusional over his opposition to the legalization of homosexuality in Ghana.

Vowing to fight any attempt at legalizing what he says is a “heinous behavior,” a senior lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Moses Foh Amoaning who is also a member of National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values said Africa has a culture, custom and a right to live the way it wants.

“They [West] don’t like polygamy, they have criminalized it. We don’t believe in the homosexual activity, we have also criminalized it. They should respect us and that should be it,” he stated on Starr Today Wednesday.

According to him, there is no a scintilla medical evidence to support homosexual behavior, declaring: “We going to make this a political issue….we are going to campaign against all political parties in this country that will not openly defend the right of Africans to believe in what we believe in, because that is our custom and we have the right to do so.”

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Update: Ibrah One Was Arrested By Interpol For Money Laundering – Threatens To Expose Others

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Fresh Updates:Ibrah One Was Arrested For Money Laundering Plus Threatens To Expose All The Big Boys And Big Men Doing Money Laundering In The Country

Paemuka.com published here earlier that our friends at Ghbase.com made a report on the arrest of one of Ghana’s Richest Big Boys, Ibra One.

At the time of the report, there wasn’t enough filla on events surrouding his arrest.

But fresh updates have trooped in.

What GHbase.com sources told them is that, Ibrah One has been engaging in money laundering for a long time, and has been doing it for some top men in the country.

Ibra One

Someone who knows him very well, got pissed off and reported him to Interpol when he refused to pay an amount of money owed him. The Snitch was pissed off because Ibrah owed him lots of money and we hear about $400,000 and he blocked him when he called him demanding for his money.

Now lawyers for Ibrah One are said to hold a press meeting any moment from now to give details as to what happened. We’ve also seen posts on Ibrah One’s Snapchat account, where he threatened to expose everybody who is also into the money laundering business.

We gather he will be transferred to the USA where he will be trialed and JAILED—And that was the reason why he couldn’t stop crying in the videos making rounds.

He called also on the president to take action as he feels he’s being treated unfairly. According to Ibrah One, he has evidence, to prove that he’s not the only one in it and wants to be given press to tell his story.

Keep refreshing Paemuka.com for more updates.

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