Mr. Amesu urged Ghana to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and become the 103rd abolitionist in the world.
Source: Daily Guide Africa - A total of 137 people, comprising 134 males and three females, are currently on the country’s death row awaiting execution.
Out of the number, seven are foreign nationals and 130 are Ghanaians. These were contained in the amnesty international’s 2015 global death penalty report released in Accra yesterday.
Source: ultimate1069. com / starrfmonline. com - Illegal loggers of rosewood in Northern Ghana are unleashing havoc on residents and the environment.
The Criminals have raided forests in far flung communities in the “Overseas Valley” in the Northern region and are hacking down fresh rosewood trees with blatant impunity.
Source: kasapafmonline. com - Parliament has sent a wire message to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Chief Justice, appealing to both to expedite the trial of the murder suspect of the MP for Abuakwa-North, J.B. Danquah-Adu.
Source: atinkaonline. com - A Salaga Magistrate court in the Northern Region has sentenced a 21-year-old man to four months imprisonment with hard labour for circulating nude pictures of girls in public.
Source: citifmonline. com - Reports reaching Citi News say three unidentified men have been shot dead by unknown gunmen on the Afienya Dodowa road in Accra.
An eyewitness, Seth Afetogbo, who narrated the incident to Citi News, said the three who were moving in a Toyota corolla vehicle, were shot by the gunmen who were on a motorbike.
Source: myjoyonline. com - Lawyer for the British fugitive arrested in Ghana over illicit drugs is accusing state prosecutors of violating the rights of his client.
Victor Adawudu says his client, David McDermott has been denied his right to counsel three days after he was arrested.
McDermott, 42, was picked up on Friday for his role in a £71 million worth of cocaine imported into the United Kingdom in 2013.
Source: atinkaonline. com - Some Fulanis in the Agogo area say they have no option than to defend themselves if attacked by locals.
According to them, they've been at the receiving end in the current impasse contrary to media reports suggesting that they are rather the aggressors.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - An all-female suspected armed robbery gang has been arrested in Kumasi by the police.
They have been named as Agnes Darkoaa, also known as Maame Yaa and Last Killer, Ernestina Amponsah a.k.a. Akosua Frimpomaa, Mavis Addo a.k.a. Maame Konadu and Sally Sarpong a.k.a. Maame Serwaa.
The Chief Executive Officer of Peterpan Restaurant, a Korean eatery operating in Accra, Young Gyu Lee, has been charged with assault by police in Accra, for allegedly slapping one of his Ghanaian employees with hot pizza.
Source: GNA - Mr. Osman Alhassan, owner of the truck that collided with a Metro Mass bus on February 17 at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region, has filed a suit at an Accra High Court against the Metro Mass Transit Company Limited for causing damages to its truck.