Charles Tetteh defeats John Quaye to become the new Ghana Super Featherweight Champion on De-Luxy Professional Boxing League

18 years old Charles Yaw Tetteh from the Panix Gym, on Monday, became the new Ghana National Super Featherweight Champion when he beat John “The Magic Man” John Quaye, 22 of James Town on points after 10 hot rounds at the Bukom Boxing Arena to determine who is the best boxer of the 2022 De-Luxy Professional Boxing League Fight Night 20.

It was labelled as one of the big fights at the 4000-plus capacity Trust Sports Emporium where every seat was occupied with some people standing.

Mzz Triumphant played the national anthem of Ghana on trumpet ahead of the national title bouts.

Many connoisseurs of the game tipped John “The Magic Man” Quaye to win but he turned out to be on the receiving end.

Hard-punching Charles Yaw Tetteh was just marvellous on the night and won the hearts of many fans. He was on top of his game and won the rounds one by one. He did not fear his opponent and went in hot and powerful.

He was decorated with his belt by former world champions, Prof. Azumah Nelson, Joshua Clottey and contender Ray Opoku as well as the GBA President, Mr, Abram Neequaye, MD of Max TV, Maxwell Takyi, Group Director Fadi Fattal and other Imax Media officials.

Dignitaries, Mr Isaac Tetteh of TT Brothers, Hon Joshua Alabi, John Marfo, Rabon Dodoo were also at the Arena.

The National Super Fly Championship title belt also went to Michael Abban who beat Aryeetey.

In other bouts, Alidu Suleman defeated Yahaya Yusif as he floored him three times. Godson Amuzu floored Rocky Otoo, while Mandela Atulik lost in round two to Benjamin Saka Bulley.

Joseph Tagoe defeated Michael Bibi at the end of six rounds of boxing in spite of encountering a problem with his footwear.

Sheihk Daniel was too big for Prince “the buzz” Larbie in their juvenile bout.

Charles Quartey Boxing Foundation were presented with keys to the new Renault salon car as winners of the Boxing League competition by Premium Motors.

Dada Yohane with his dance crew, Nero X and Adote Tetor thrilled the fans with entertainment.

Ring Announcer Mohammed Amin Lamptey Hussein and the Imax Media TV crew and GBA Security deserve commendation.

The final of De-Luxy Professional Boxing League was sponsored by Renault, Imax Electronics, Techno, TCL Max Buy, Niche Cocoa, Guinness and Soccerbet. The show is supported by Eddy’s Pizza, TT Brothers and is telecasted live on Max TV.

Source: Modern Ghana

Acting in Ghana is one of the less paid jobs – Jagger Pee laments

Veteran Ghanaian actor Jagger Pee, born Abeiku Nyame has spoken about the challenges faced by actors in the Ghana movie industry.

The actor who starred in the famous “I sing of a well” in 2009, said he has regretted being a Ghanaian actor.

If he would be given a chance to decide his career, the famed actor says he would never consider being an actor in Ghana.

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, Jagger Pee disclosed that the movie industry in Ghana is not a good paying job.

“If I were to die and reincarnate, I would want to be an actor outside of Ghana rather than in Ghana… The film business is growing everywhere except Ghana. Ghana is a bad country to develop a career in acting. You work for many years with very little remuneration,” he lamented.

He continued, “Even though Ghana’s film business isn’t developing, we’re still slogging through only to pave the way for our successors in the profession to enter and potentially make a difference.”

Source: Modern Ghana

Be assured that government will work in your interest; you will be paid – Road Minister assure contractors

The Minister in charge of Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta has assured contractors that they will be paid what they are owed.

Speaking at the festival of lessons and carols held by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Roads and Highways, the Minister stressed that government will continue to work in the interest of contractors.

In his speech, Mr. Amoako-Atta appealed to contractors to remain calm as the government works to make necessary payments to clear its debt.

“Contractors of this country are doing a yeoman’s job despite all the difficulties, and I want to assure them that government will continue to work in their interest and all their outstanding payments from now onwards will be done from time to time,” the Minister of Roads and Highways said.

Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta continued, “A chunk of outstanding (payments) are going to be effected before the end of the year and it will continue.

“The people deserve to have good roads. I appeal to all those who haven’t had their turn to be patient and calm.”

In the last two years, the government has embarked on massive road infrastructure.

Kwasi Amoako-Atta has been at the helm of affairs ensuring that proper road networks are constructed in various parts of the country.

Even at a time when the country is faced with an economic crisis, the Minister is confident that more roads will be constructed.

Source: Modern Ghana

National Security Operative, others grabbed on Christmas Day for possessing pump action gun illegally

A 32-year-old National Security Operative and two others have been put before an Accra Circuit Court for possessing a pump action gun without lawful authority.

The gun was allegedly concealed in a car during a snap check conducted by the Police on December 25, this year at Osu in Accra.

The accused persons are Dawood Akwasi Agyemang, the National Security Operative and a Chief, Chris Mawunyo Oteiku, a 28-year-old trader and Joshua Kwame Gbeti, a 27-year-old entrepreneur.

Charged with possessing firearms without lawful authority, the accused persons have pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah has admitted them to bail in the sum of GHC250,000 with three sureties.

The sureties are to be public servants earning not less than GHC3,000 a month.

The court further ordered the accused persons to be reporting to the Police every first Wednesday in a month until directed otherwise.

The matter has been adjourned to January 12, 2023.

Earlier, counsels for the accused persons took turns to argue for bail saying they were not flight risk, had fixed places of abode and had people of substance ready to stand as sureties for them.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Maxwell Oppong opposed the grant of bail saying documents covering the weapon were not genuine and that the weapon had been fired severally.

ASP Oppong told the Court that the Police would like to take the fingerprints of the accused persons to ascertain if they marched with what the Police had in their system.

The prosecution further held that there were other weapons found in the car of the accused persons.

It said during a search, the police found clubs, and nails among others in the car.

The prosecution recounted how people had been using flashlights on their vehicles illegally to outwit the Police, adding “it takes experienced police officers to fish such people out.”

Narrating the facts of the case, the prosecution said on December 25, this year, at about 0140 hours, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and some members of the Police Management Board visited Oxford Street at Osu to interact with the public.

The prosecution said during the interaction, some Police officers spotted the accused Chris Otieku, who was driving a blue-black Toyota Tundra with registration number WY 1088-20, driving with security flashlights.

The prosecution told the court that “this attracted the attention of the officers and the vehicle was quickly intercepted”.

During a search of the car, it said, a pump action gun with serial number PS 33743 was found concealed in the vehicle.

The prosecution said Otieku and Joshua Kwame Gbeti who were in the vehicle were arrested and sent to the Cantonment Police Station.

During investigations, the prosecution said Dawood Akwasi Agyemang, a National Security Operative showed up and produced documents of the pump action gun, but they were detected to be invalid.

The prosecution said Agyemang who also claimed ownership of the gun was arrested.

Source: Modern Ghana

Accident kills five persons on Akatsi-Sogakope highway

Five passengers were said to have perished in an accident on Tuesday, December 27, on the Akatsi-Sogakope stretch of the Aflao – Accra highway.

The accident, which occurred at about 1320 hours, involved a Nissan Urvan Minibus with registration number GG 2596-22, carrying 15 passengers and driving from Accra towards Akatsi.

According to Police sources at Akatsi, the tragedy occurred at a section of the road at Torve, near Akatsi on the Accra- Aflao highway, when the rear tyre of the vehicle got burst, while the vehicle was on speed and as a result, Dagba Stephen, the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered into a gutter before somersaulting and landing on its Tyres.

Police sources added that, the passengers on board the vehicle got injured and were rushed to the Akatsi Municipal Hospital for treatment, but two adults, Ama Dagba, and Vida Dagba, aged 45 and 35 respectively, were pronounced dead on arrival.

The Akatsi Police also revealed that three other victims, namely Felix Dagba 27, Douglas Ahiagble 31, and another male deceased, believed to be in his 60s, passed away whilst receiving treatment at the same health facility.

However, the rest of the accident victims are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

The bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the St. Paul’s Hospital Morgue awaiting autopsy.

The GNA also gathered that, the victims were traveling as a family from Nsawam to Gefia, a community near Akatsi to celebrate the new year, when the accident occurred.

Source: Modern Ghana

Self employed on GHC30,000.00 bail after swindling Police Inspector of GHC17,500 to him Mercedes Benz car

A self-employed man, who allegedly defrauded a Police Inspector, has been granted GHC30,000 bail with three sureties by an Accra Circuit Court.

Wisdom Waklatsi allegedly collected GHC17,500 from Police Inspector George Kwakye the complainant under the pretext of buying him a V–boot diesel automatic Mercedes Benz car but he failed.

The Court presided over by Mrs Susana Eduful ordered that only three family members should stand sureties for Waklatsi.

The trial judge also ordered Waklatsi to report to the Police on every first Wednesday in every Month.

Waklatsi,38, is facing a charge of defrauding by false pretences.

He has denied the offence.

Waklasti is expected to reappear on February 6, 2023.

Police Inspector Wisdom Alorwu opposed the grant of bail for the accused, saying he was flight risk and when granted bail he may not appear to stand trial.

Inspector Alorwu argued that the accused person had committed similar offences.

According to the prosecution, when Waklasti absconded, he bolted to neighbouring Togo, and it took the Police sometime to pick him up.

Defence Counsel Andy Vortia prayed the court to strike the case before the court as facts did not support the charge levelled against the accused person.

According to the defence counsel the matter was “purely civil case” and that the complainant should take civil action to retrieve his money.

The Court, however, turned down the invitation and held that it would have to take evidence to ascertain whether or not the matter was a civil one.

The posecution told the court that George Kwakye the complainant was a Police Inspector stationed at the Bravo SWAT Unit of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command while Waklatsi the accused, was a self-employed who lived at Gbawe, Accra.

The prosecution said in June 2022, Mr Kwakye informed a witness, Nana Kofi Bonney of his intention to acquire a V-Boot automatic diesel Mercedes Benz car for his personal use.

It said Mr Kwakye was introduced to Waklatsi who claimed to be an importer of Mercedes Benz vehicles for sale and assured Mr Kwakye that he could provide him with the vehicle of his choice at GHC 26,000.00 within two Weeks.

The prosecution said Kwakye made a part payment of GHC 17,500.00 to Waklatsi and after receiving the money, the accused failed to provide the vehicle and went into hiding in Togo.

It said on December 16, 2022, the accused was arrested and taken to the Police Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Accra and during investigations, he admitted the offence.

Source: Modern Ghana

Charles Quartey Boxing Foundation in position to win 2022 Boxing League

Charles Quartey Boxing Foundation is leading the League log with 45 points, followed by Panix with 40 points and at third place.

The best boxer and best gym of the Boxing League will drive home Renault salon cars.

For the final bout of season one, tickets would not be sold at the gate, it’s free for decent-looking people.

Only bearers of a special ticket will be allowed to the reserved ringside.

The public has been assured of an effective security network.

Fans coming to the Bukom Boxing Arena should expect thorough security checks at the main entrance and must be aware of the installation of CC-TV cameras to check individuals or groups fomenting violence, hooliganism and vandalism.

The final of De-Luxy Professional Boxing League is sponsored by Renault, Imax Electronics, Techno, TCL Max Buy, Niche Cocoa, Guinness and Soccerbet. The show supported by Eddy’s Pizza and TT Brothers is telecasted live on Max TV.

An Awards Night has been planned later to honour personalities who have contributed to the League.

Source: Modern Ghana

There’s no security issue here, the whole place is calm – UG Management

Management of the University of Ghana, Legon has refuted claims that there has been chaos on campus which Management of the School is unable to handle by providing security.

This comes on the back of a decision by the Management of the University of Ghana (UG) on Tuesday to prevent continuing students from the Mensah Sarbah and Commonwealth Halls from holding a planned news conference on campus.

The said move by Management was reported to have resulted in contention between the leadership of the two halls and the university’s security.

But speaking to Citi News, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Gordon Awandare said there has been calm on campus and that there are no security issues that need to be attended to.

“There is no issue here, the whole place is calm and people are going about their business and there are no security issues here, and I am not sure why people are talking about security situations because there is nothing going on here.”

He however continued to dispel claims that Management has targeted some students whom it is doing everything possible to make their stay on the campus a bitter experience.

“We are not interested in crippling anybody, but we have a responsibility to ensure that students who want to have a peaceful life on campus are given that and that is what we are doing by taking steps to ensure that students can have a peaceful life on campus.”

“We have had several investigations and certain facts have been established, and we have taken actions based on the facts that have been established so far. We don’t need to wait for everything to be concluded before we take action, we work with the facts that we have as we go along,” Prof Awandare added.

Source: Modern Ghana