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I Made Poloo Plead Guilty Because She Had A Bad Case – Lawyer

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Lawyer Andrew Vortia, Counsel for jailed socialite, Akuapem Poloo has disclosed that he run out of options and had no choice but to compel his client plead guilty to charges levelled against her.

According to him, looking at the evidence presented against Mrs Poloo, it was in her best interest to plead guilty to reduce her sentencing.

“When we were at the case management case stage, we evaluated all the evidence against her (pictorial) in the witness statement and we realized that we don’t have a good case. So when the case goes through full trial let’s say two or three months and she’s found culpable the sentence will be harsher than being a first-time offender pleading guilty,” he told the media after the judgement.

Akuapem Poloo was on Wednesday convicted on her own plea by the Circuit Court in Accra after pleading guilty to three charges, thus the publication of obscene materials, engaging in domestic violence, namely conduct that in any way undermines another person’s privacy or integrity and engaging in domestic violence that in any way detracts or is likely to detract from another person’s dignity and worth as a human being.

She was sentenced to 90 days on each count but the court said, the sentence must run concurrently, meaning she will only serve a 90-day jail term which is three months.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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#FixTheCountry Campaign Is Just Politics As Usual – Obiri Boahene

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Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen says the ongoing fix the country protest is mere politics.

According to him, anyone who has followed politics for a longtime and understands the game will easily recognise that those behind the campaign are just doing politics.

Mr Obiri Boahen further claimed the persons behind the campaign were the same people who had been against many of government’s policies, including the new voters’ registration, free SHS, among others.

“For me, it’s just politics as usual because this same group of people were against most of government’s policies including the new voter registration exercise among others. Even the Free SHS and the creation of new regions were profusely rejected by these same people”, he said on Atinka FM.

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It’s An Insult To The Ordinary Ghanaian To Say NDC Behind #FixTheCountry Protest – Ras Mubarak

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Former Kumbungu lawmaker, Ras Mubarak has slammed persons within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who continue to claim the fix the country campaign was triggered by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghanaians on social media, particularly, twitter have been demanding that government address the many social issues in the country using the hashtag #fixthecountry.

However, some members of the NPP including its National Chairman, Freddy Blay have said the NDC are the ones fueling the campaign.

In reaction, Ras Mubarak believes it’ll be an insult to the average Ghanaian who struggle to make ends meet under the NPP administration to attribute the campaign to NDC.

To him, the campaign is an indication that Ghanaians are fed up with the hardships under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

“NDC not behind it. The NDC was not the party that started this. This is a spontaneous reaction to bad governance so if they continue to disrespect Ghanaians in these terms, it might exacerbate,” he said on Asaase Radio’s The Bulletin Programme.

“In fact, to say that the NDC is behind it is insulting to the…farmer whose produce gets rotten because vehicles can’t come to his farms to cart the stuff that he produces,” he added.

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NPP Finally Reinstates Kwabena Agyepong As Member

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The National Executive Council of the New Patriotic Party has reinstated former General Secretary, Mr. Kwabena Agyepong who had been suspended as a member of the party for about six years.

This decision was made by the NPP after Mr Agyepong wrote to the Executive Council, pleading with them to reconsider their decision to suspend him.

Mr Kwabena Agyepong, together with then party chairman, Paul Afoko, and National Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe were suspended in the run-up to the 2016 elections on claims of working against party interest.

Of all the three who were suspended, Mr Kwabena Agyepong is clearly the one who has demonstrated utmost commitment to the cause of the Party as he was seen campaigning for the Party in the 2020 elections.

There have been rumours that President Akufo-Addo intends to appoint Mr Agyepong into his government.

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