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Major crime news stories in 2012
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Major crime news stories in 2012
The following are the major crime news in 2012 compiled by the Ghana News Agency.

MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN JANURARY

Greater Accra DOVVSU records 1,011 domestic cases in 2011, Jan.
06

AG's Department denies Minister refusing to prosecute cases, Jan 10

Supreme Court to hear cattle dealer's action against MP's nationality, Jan 10

Cocaine was swapped before tendered in court- Justice Dordzie Committee, Jan.10

Full text of Justice Dordzie Committee of Inquiry into cocaine saga, Jan 10

DSP Mawuenyaga Tehoda released from BNI custody, Jan 13

President Mills confirms Bansah as Director-General of Prisons, Jan 13

Supreme Court orders Registrar to serve hearing notices on two Deputy Ministers, Jan 24

DSP Tehoda files application for bail pending trial, Jan 25

DSP Tehoda granted bail, Jan 31

MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN FEBRUARY

EOCO Presents Interim Report on Wayome’s judgement debt payment, Feb. 02

Ghanaian heads international experts, Feb. 02

Argument ensued between defence counsel and prosecution in Asabee and others trial, Feb. 08

The alleged kingpin in the MV Benjamin cocaine saga busted and appears in court, Feb. 08

European Union strengthens anti-drug operations on cocaine route in West Africa, Feb. 16

Alleged killers of British/American missionary case adjourned, Feb. 22

Mould-Iddrisu dismisses Minority’s call for her arrest, Feb 24

Madina Police records significant three per cent drop in reported cases, Feb. 24

Motorbike accidents record 74 deaths in Upper West, Feb 25

Osafo Marfo's case adjourned, Feb 27

MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN MARCH

Supreme Court to hear legal tussle between Balkan Energy and the Government, March 01

Chinese Galamsey men arrested, March 09

EOCO can invite ex-Ministers for investigations into Woyome judgment debt saga, March 28

Deputy Attorney General sues Ken Kuranchie and three others, March 29


MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN APRIL

Nigerian remanded for impersonating the Chief Justice and defrauding, April 04

Trial of Obinim and two others begins, April 12

State appeals against the acquittal of Jesus One Touch, April 13

Ken Agyapong remains in BNI cells, April 17

Magistrate declines hearing Agyapong treason case; refers prosecution to High Court, April 18

Convict threatens to kill police officer in courtroom, April 18

Kennedy Agyapong granted bail by Human Rights, Court April 19

Court remands Biometric Laptop thief, April 20

Man with 15 Biometric Voter ID cards in court, April 20

Fisherman sets six children ablaze killing one, April 23

Kennedy Agyapong's writ of habeas corpus against IGP struck out, April 24

Man with 15 Biometric Voter Identity Cards fined GHC6,000, April 24

Nigerien remanded for acquiring a biometric voter card, April 26

MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN MAY

Court adjourns Kennedy Agyapong’s Case to May 23, May 04

Supreme court on Power Purchasing Agreement on Osagyefo Power Barge, May 16

Chief of Edna Ankwada jailed three months for assault, May 17

Counsel for DSP Mawuengah prays court to strike out case, May 18

Sixty-five pump action guns intercepted at Aflao, May 18

Supreme Court dismisses application against Jake Obetesbi-Lamptey, May 22

Attorney General prays Supreme Court to quash bail for Kennedy Ohene Agyepong, May 23

Supreme Court dismisses Adamu Dramani’s submission of 'no case', May 23

High Court to commence trial of Kombian on June 29, May 23

Court adjourns Adamu Dramani’s dual citizenship case, May 24

Akim Swedru Police Command impounds National Security vehicle, May 25


MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN JUNE

Woyome and three others discharged but not acquitted, June 05

Woyome rearrested, faces two charges, June 05

State preferrs new charges against Woyome, June 05

Chief steals timber trees, June 06

Court orders State to begin trial in DSP Tehoda's case, June 06

Amina Mohammed acquitted and discharged, June 11

Supreme Court adjourns MP's dual citizenship case sine die, June 12

Police organises awareness campaign on crime fight code, June 14

Prisoner testifies at 77 parcels of cocaine trial, June 18

Attorney General makes effort to quash bail for Kennedy Agyepong, June 19

Attorney General fails to begin hearing on Woyome's suit, June 19

Government imposes curfew at Hohoe, June 20

Airtel bust SIM Box fraud syndicate, June 21

Woyome's lawyers tender more documents in court, June 22

Asem Darkey’s driver testifies in-camera, June 22

Nana Konadu appears in court over writ against 31st December Women's Movement, June 25

AG fails to initiate proceedings on the suit against Woyome, June 26

Court awards cost against Kwaku Kwarteng and others, June 27

Court discharges DSP Tehodah, June 28

MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN JULY

Witnesses not available to testify in Woyome's case –Prosecution, July 03

Court adjourns alleged German paedophile's case to secure interpreter, July 03

Supreme Court dismisses Attorney General’s certiorari application, July 04

Police arrest six suspected drug peddlers in a swoop at Tarkwa, July 04

Two soldiers held for the death of Mobilla to file submission of no case by July 16, July 04

MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN NOVEMBER

Court issues bench warrant for UT Financial Services Boss, Nov. 12
Two Togolese jailed 100 years for robbery, Nov. 28

MAJOR CRIME NEWS IN DECEMBER

Man murders wife on the eve of elections, Dec. 10

Unemployed arrested for attempted child trafficking, Dec. 11

Police arrest couple for murder of pregnant woman, Dec.11

Driver fined 600 cedis for killing four people, Dec.12

Lagos based trader charged with human trafficking, Dec. 12

Police offers GH¢5,000.00 for the arrest NDC Chairman’s attackers, Dec. 17

Armed robbers gun down business man at Samrebio, Dec. 19

Returning Officer remanded in custody for allegedly stealing electoral materials, Dec. 19

Driver jailed for attempting export heroine, Dec. 19

Former staff of DHL jailed for dealing in drugs, Dec.19

Court remands five suspected robbers, Dec. 20

Upper West Regional Minister shot in Sissala West, Dec. 21

West Regional Minister flown to Accra for medical treatment, Dec. 21



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