General News of Friday, 27 May 2016
On Monday, a 34-year-old man died and several others were injured after renewed chieftaincy clashes at Kato, a village near Brekum in the Brong Ahafo Region.
One person has been arrested in connection with the Also, there was heightened tension in Kumasi following the shooting of a businessman and a policeman in one week in separate robbery incidents.
On Tuesday, The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) directed the Electricity Company of Ghana to suspend the implementation of its new billing software ‘until further notice.’
This came after the government ordered the Commission to investigate the anomalies which had resulted in astronomical increases in electricity bills. Then on Wednesday, three children were burnt beyond recognition when fire razed their home at Nkwanta in the Volta region.
And former Black Stars defender, John Paintsil was arrested for assaulting a police and allegedly stealing his wife’s car.
A Supreme Court judge Justice Jones Dotse on Thursday said the Court was clear in ordering the removal of names of NHIS card holders from the voters’ register.
A lawyer with NDC, Abraham Amaliba criticized Justice Jones Dotse after the public clarification but the NDC later distanced itself from his comments.
Also, the IGP, John Kudalor revealed on this day that he was considering blocking social media on election day.
Also, the Supreme Court dismissed a case in which two judges implicated in the judicial scandal sued the chief justice and six others over their salaries.
On Friday, residents of Nana Fodoo Krofrom, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region protested the brutalisation of a 22-year-old man by the police leading to his death.