In Kumasi: MCE attacked by unknown faces, robbed at gunpoint

In Kumasi: MCE attacked by unknown faces, robbed at gunpoint

- A Municipal Chief Executive has been attacked by robbers

- Media reports say he was robbed at gun point at Agya Wusu in the Kwabere District

- Police has mounted an investigation as a man hunt is on for the robbers

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokore Mampong, Hon Alhaji Alidu Seidu, has been attacked and robbed of his official vehicle at gunpoint, a police source confirmed to Joy News.

The incident occurred about 11pm yesterday around Agya Wusu Junction in the Kwabere District in the Ashanti Region. According to Joy News, two unidentified armed men stopped the MCE at gunpoint and seized his official vehicle as well as his phones.

Meanwhile, police officials in a statement revealed that investigations into the matter has started as an official report has been issued by the MP in question.

In other news

The Tema Regional Police has reported the mysterious death of an officer named, DSP/Mr. Divine Asiam, at Ashaiman at Accra. According to reports, he was found with a gunshot wound at his residence about 7:45am on 14th February 2021 and was taken to the Police Hospital, but died shortly on arrival.

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Even though perpetrators are yet to be fished out, police officials have called for calm as investigation begins. "Crime scene officers have been notified and are proceeding to the scene. Further development will be communicated," the police revealed.

Covid-19 update

The Ghana Medical Association has revealed that more children and babies are contracting Covid-19. With cases increasing, there are some concerns for vulnerable populations as children to be vaccinated of the pandemic.

Speaking on Joy News Newsfile, Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority, Dr. Alexander Dodoo insisted that despite the surge in Covid-19 cases, children, lactating mothers and pregnant women will not be vaccinated.

He further revealed that those with a weak immune system, allergies and underlying health conditions will not be inoculated as well. Ghana is expecting about 19 million vaccine doses by the end of March 2020. Authorities have assured that the vaccine will be put to good use especially as cases continue to skyrocket.

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Health minister designate worries about poor Covid-19 compliance

Payment of fines

The Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly together with the Ghana Police Service, are imposing fines of 20 cedis on road users and traders who flout the mandatory mask-wearing mandate ordered by the President. Ghana’s urgent current Covid-19 situation Ghana has so far been added to the list of highly risky countries with a variant of the pandemic.

President Akufo Addo has introduced new restrictions - all wedding, parties and outdoor events are banned. The Police survive has also been deployed to clamp down on Ghanaians flouting the mandatory mask-wearing directive.

Meanwhile, Ghana is expected to receive its first batch of 2.4 million vaccines by March, This will spark the first batch of inoculation even as the President aims to inoculate the entire population of 30 million.

Figures from the Ministry of Health shows a spike in daily numbers since December – this has been linked to indiscipline, flouting of covid-19 protocols and the elections.

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