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Attorney pushes for prosecution at bog over mismanagement of cedi

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A legal professional, Dr. John Baiden, is pushing for the legal professional general to cause prosecutions at the financial institution of Ghana (bathroom) over the perceived mismanagement of the Ghana cedi, which continues to lose value in opposition to the main forex, the dollar.He has petitioned the legal professional trendy and said, “the financial institution of Ghana has compromised the Ghana Cedi. It is out of line and have to be introduced returned in line, as our laws call for.”

“it’s far our desire that you explore the said likely motive to provoke prosecution in opposition to the ones behind the bog cooperate veil for the unlawful damage they have brought on to our cedis earned, gifted, invested and saved,” his petition delivered.Talking on Eyewitness information, Dr. Baiden said the bog become responsible of “causing unlawful harm to our financial houses.”He stated, “a variety of struggling at the land” induced his petition.

Dr. Baiden additionally feels the bog has not justified its independence and deserves greater scrutiny.“The physician of each economy is the principal bank and right here the mandate is clear; deliver the human beings a strong foreign money,” the attorney stated.The Ghana cedi depreciated by way of 15.8 percentage in opposition to america greenback as of may 2022, as compared to an appreciation of zero.Five percent in the equal duration of 2021.He stated the attorney trendy and the bog have no longer answered to his petition.

Texas seeks discipline for top lawyer over ‘dishonest’ election claims

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Texas state regulators on Wednesday asked a judge to discipline the state’s top lawyer, Attorney General Ken Paxton, arguing he made “dishonest” claims of election fraud in a U.S. Supreme Court petition that supported former President Donald Trump’s challenge to the 2020 presidential election.

The Texas State Bar, an agency that oversees licensed attorneys in the state, filed a lawsuit against Paxton in state court in Dallas.

The lawsuit asks a judge to impose an “appropriate sanction.” Potential disciplinary measures can include suspension or disbarment.

“Respondent’s representations were dishonest,” the state bar’s Commission for Lawyer Discipline said in the complaint, referring to Paxton’s petition at the high court.

“His allegations were not supported by any charge, indictment, judicial finding, and/or credible or admissible evidence, and failed to disclose to the Court that some of his representations and allegations had already been adjudicated and/or dismissed in a court of law,” the regulators added.

Paxton’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment but last month he said he had learned of the legal challenge and planned to defend himself.

“I stand by this lawsuit completely,” Paxton said at the time, calling the lawsuit a “historic challenge to the unconstitutional 2020 presidential election joined by nearly half of all the states and over a hundred members of Congress.”

The Supreme Court in December 2020 rejected Paxton’s long-shot lawsuit, which sought to throw out voting results in four states.

Zelensky signs law to seize and sell Russian assets

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a sanctions law Monday enabling officials in the country to seize and sell Russian assets related to Russia’s military invasion in order to support Ukraine’s war efforts.

The law is designed to rapidly resolve cases and targets Russian oligarchs, covering offenses including donating to the Kremlin and setting up puppet governments or elections in Russian-controlled parts of Ukraine, per an NPR translation.

It’ll remain in effect while Ukraine remains under martial law.

Nigerian Court Denies Bail for Separatist Leader -Lawyer

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A Nigerian court on Wednesday denied a bail request for separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial on terrorism charges and for broadcasting falsehoods, one of his defence lawyers said

A judge said Kanu has to account for his whereabout following previous bail and refusal to attend court hearing, the lawyer told Reuters.

Kanu, a British citizen who leads the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), disappeared from Nigeria after skipping bail in 2017. He was arrested after years on the run.

IPOB, which Kanu founded in 2014, is pressing for the secession of a part of southeast Nigeria where the majority of the population belongs to the Igbo ethnic group. Authorities view IPOB as a terrorist group. IPOB says it wants to acheive independence through non-violent means.

An attempt by Igbo separatists to secede as the Republic of Biafra in 1967 – the year that Kanu was born – triggered a three-year civil war that killed more than 1 million people.IPOB has ordered Igbos in the southeast to “sit-at-home”, a form of civil disobedience to show solidarity with Kanu since his arrest and trials in Abuja, crippling small businesses, and other economic activities.

Prior to Wednesday’s ruling, police fired tear gas to disperse IPOB members or supporters crowding on a highway leading to the court, a Reuters reporter said.Kanu is standing trial on seven counts of terrorism which the government has brought against him. Kanu has denied the charges, which are also linked to broadcasts he made between 2018 and last year.

His lead lawyer in April said Kanu cannot be tried on terrorism charges because he was not extradited to Nigeria based on those charges.

 

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Board Established For New Zealand Asian Lawyers

New Zealand Asian Lawyers, currently established under the Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business, is pleased to announce that it is taking the next step in expanding its influence and has created its own board of directors.

New Zealand Asian Lawyers President and Chair of the Superdiversity Institute Mai Chen said that the formation of the board was a critical step in taking New Zealand Asian Lawyers to a new level of influence.

“With one in nine of the legal profession identifying themselves as Asian, the role that New Zealand Asian Lawyers has to play now is vital to ensuring that the talents and expertise of these ethnically diverse Kiwis are fully utilised for the benefit of their clients, the justice system, government, business and the not for profit sectors of New Zealand. Culturally, Asians tend to keep a more modest profile in society and just work away, but given the significant numbers in our profession, and growing, it is important that we make our contribution visible. There are unique strengths and experiences that come from our culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds that can benefit all New Zealanders and to ensure equal access to justice for all.”

“Drawing on the exceptional talent and experience within New Zealand Asian Lawyers’ ranks, we have curated a diverse board reflective of professional experience, gender, cultural backgrounds and balance. All of our board members have had different pathways in the law and all of them have their own Kiwi and Asian stories which they draw on to help their work. It’s a Board I am proud to chair”, she said.

 

I prefer being an ’embarrassment’ of a lawyer to a ‘dishonest’, ‘NPP propagandist’ of an AG – Edudzi Tamakloe to Godfred Dame

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The lawyer for the three opposition NDC Members of Parliament who filed an application at the Supreme Court that sought an injunction on the implementation of the Electronic Levy by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Godwin Eduzi Tameklo, has responded to Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Dame for describing his last court performance as “embarrassing”.

The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the Minority’s suit on Wednesday, 4 May 2022.The plaintiffs were Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga.The Supreme Court, in its ruling, however, ordered the Ghana Revenue Authority to keep accurate records of all e-levy deductions to enable a refund to payees if it is later determined that the law was passed unconstitutionally.

The court, composed of Nene Amegatcher as President, Her Ladyship Mariama Owusu, His Lordship Professor Ashie Kotey, Her Ladyship Gertrude Torkornoo, Her Ladyship Lovelace Johnson, His Lordship Emmanuel Yony Kulendi and Her Ladyship Professor Henrietta Mensah Bonsu, said the Republic would suffer a great deal if the government is temporarily stopped from deducting the levy from electronic transactions.The plaintiffs had filed an earlier suit at the apex court challenging the passage of the e-levy bill by a one-sided parliament.They claim the number of legislators in the chamber when the bill was passed did not form a quorum as declared by the Supreme Court.

The opposition MPs want the Supreme Court to set aside the passage of the e-levy bill by the Majority Caucus present in the chamber of parliament on 29 March 2022 as unconstitutional, null and void.They wanted the court to stop the commencement of the levy until the final determination of the first case.

Speaking to the media after the court ruling, Mr Dame told the media: “You saw what happened in court today: It was an embarrassing spectacle”.

“The lawyer clearly was not able to demonstrate any form of irregularities with proceedings in Parliament”, he explained, illustrating: “The court asked him [Edudzi Tameklo]: ‘So, is there any record that indicates that X number of MPs walked out at a certain stage?’”

“He obviously said no. There was no evidence indicating whether there was a headcount of a number of MPs present in parliament who voted to support the bill”, the Minister of Justice said.

“There was also nothing indicated by the lawyer, which suggests there was a walkout of X number of MPs, so, I think we should ignore all that propaganda,” he said.

Mr Dame added: “…You do not go to court with speculation and conjecture; you go to court on firm evidence”, insisting: “The applicants were unable to demonstrate any form of irregularity”.

He welcomed the ruling, saying: “…I’m fully satisfied with the court’s ruling. I’m content with the outcome and I’m happy that the observation that we made about the application has been affirmed by the court”.

“It is very important to note that the court made a finding that: really, nothing irregular has been demonstrated by the applicant and so far as the proceedings in parliament in question were concerned, everything seemed regular and we have demonstrated the same from the processes that we had filed.

Meanwhile, South Dayi MP Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has jumped to Mr Tameklo’s defence and tackled the Attorney General on his comments. “You could make your legal argument, you could say that your argument, as canvassed in opposition to the application prevail, that is what we say to lawyers. But don’t tell the general public that his performance today was embarrassing,” he said.

Businessman remanded over $98,700.00 satellite fraud

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a businessman over a GH¢98,700.00 satellite fraud.Daniel Kofi Ansah Akuffo denied the offence – defrauding by false pretence- and he is to make his next appearance on May 9, 2022.Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Maxwell Oppong told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh that Mr Otniel Kwainoe, the complainant, was an entrepreneur and resident at Dansoman.

The prosecution said Akuffo, the accused person, was a businessman and during 2020, the complainant wanted to set up a Satellite Television Station and came into contact with the accused.

The prosecution said the accused person demanded and collected $98,700.00 from the complainant to buy certain broadcasting equipment to set up the station within a month but failed.It said the accused person introduced himself to the complainant as an agent of Satellite Bird based in Dubai and could assist him set up the said station.It said the matter was reported to the Police and the accused was invited several times to the police station to assist investigation but failed.

U.S. Seeks probe of Trump-allied legal professional’s investment of Oath Keepers defense

U.S. Prosecutors requested a choose on Wednesday to release an ethics inquiry into whether or not defense lawyers for distinguished participants of the right-week Oath Keepers are improperly allowing an lawyer intently allied with former President Donald Trump to assist pay their criminal fees.

The Justice department’s courtroom filing noted media reviews alleging that the prison charges for Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes are being paid by way of protecting the Republic, an entity managed by means of Sidney Powell, an lawyer who played a key function in Trump’s try and overturn his election defeat.

The group is also paying costs for Oath Keeper defendants Kelly Meggs, Connie Meggs and Kenneth Harrelson, it said.

Man who allegedly killed his wife has been confirmed dead

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David Ayornu, a 31-yr-antique resident of Lufenya, close to Kasseh within the Ada East District, who allegedly slashed the belly of his spouse and killed her on June 3, this year reportedly died in police custody at Ada.

Ayornu popularly called Rapper Bee turned into arrested by means of the Kasseh Police Command for allegedly stabbing his spouse with a sharp object inside the belly resulting in her demise.
Confirming his loss of life to the Ghana information employer in Ada, leader Superintendent Atsu Dzineku, Ada Divisional Commander, stated Ayornu had not been nicely after allegedly killing his wife.

He stated that the suspect turned into sent to the Ada East District hospital, where he was handled and discharged, and brought to the police station at Kasseh, wherein he changed into detained pending similarly investigations.
Chief Supt. Dzineku mentioned that Ayornu changed into additionally processed for court docket after which he changed into remanded to assist in further investigations.
He stated on Sunday, June 12, round 0500 hours, Ayornu’s different inmates found out he changed into unconscious and fast caused law enforcement officials on duty. He turned into eventually despatched to the Ada East District medical institution, where he changed into stated useless on arrival.

He stated that the body have been deposited on the Sogakope health center morgue for preservation and further investigations.
Nene Glover Ayornu, the performing leader of Lufenya close to Kasseh and the uncle of the deceased additionally showed the incident to the GNA.

He stated the family might collaborate with the Police to adopt the vital preparations.

Enterprise life is CIMG life Insurance Company of the year

Enterprise Life was adjudged the life insurance company of the year 2011 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) at the Banquet hall, State House- Accra. The award was conferred onto the company as a result of effective strategic marketing activities, the introduction of affordable life assurance products, their ability to excite the market as demonstrated by their ceaseless efforts at marrying market insights with decision making and corporate social responsibility initiatives. A citation accompanying the awards read “Enterprise Life has since its establishment in September, 2001 remained focused on their vision to be the leader in the life assurance service delivery in Ghana, a path they have chartered painlessly and maintained their status as the pacesetters in the Life assurance industry”. The citation went on to mention how those strategies had culminated in Enterprise Life’s introduction in several life enhancing products such as the Enhanced Funeral finance Plan , Enhanced life time Needs plan and the Claim Xpress service, with the help of highly motivated staff.

Enterprise Life’s policy of “One visit for Claim Payment” and faster claim settlement has resulted in an increase in value of new business generated to 128 per cent. The citation went on to say “your total knowledge and understanding of the market place has urged you on to create more distribution outlets and create more innovative products through a highly trained and motivated team to reach every nook and cranny of the country.”

The Executive Director, MR C.C Bruce (JNR) was very grateful to policy holders and staff for making Enterprise Life number one and assured the general public that, “Rest assured” Enterprise Life will continue to churn out innovative and affordable life changing products Source- Daily graphic Business desk -Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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