​BEWARE – POLICE CRIME ALERT

I write with the aim of endorsing the safety tips Ghana police have been given in recent times and to urge citizens to help the police to provide security in our communities.

Commendably, the Ghana Police Service in its quest to be “a world class Police Service capable of delivering planned, democratic, protective and peaceful services up to standards of international best practices, its Public Affairs Directorate, from time to time updates the public on some trends adopted by criminals and provides some measures we should apply to ensure we are prevented and protected from criminals.
It’s evident that in recent times, the police have come out with several security tips updating the general public on some modus operandi of criminals to alert us in case we are confronted with some of these security challenges. The purpose obviously is to live up to their mandate of preventing crime and protecting life and property of all persons in Ghana.
As a believer of the saying “to be forewarned is to be forearmed” I think those information the Police shared with the public on criminal activities if taken seriously will help minimize crime in our communities.
In spite of these police efforts to maintain law and order in the country, there are still pockets of information in the media about one person or the other been swindled,duped or defrauded of money or other properties.
I’m of the opinion that some law abiding citizens do not adhered to the safety tips or think it’s just for the media, either take it as play or as usual talks.
Please let us be reminded that much as the Police are ever ready to protect us from criminals in our society, it is also incumbent on us as citizens law abiding to take some safety measures wherever we find ourselves ,be it  our  homes, mosques ,churches offices or schools.
Here are some security tips from the police and must be seriously observed for our personal security. This will help us to secure ourselves even before Police comes in when we are attacked by criminals in our daily activities.
I must say that these tips though are helpful they are to serve as only  guidelines and pre warning notice to aide you especially in preventing the crime from occurring. These don’t in any way constitute laid down procedures to deal with criminals when you are caught up in action.
1. Using Vehicle to Hit Police Car; whenever you are told by a friend or an alien that he has used his vehicle to hit a police vehicle as such needed some money to settle the police who demands money for the car repairs, please note that it’s not true it’s just a way to defraud you. The police do not take money from motorists when they are involved in accidents with their vehicles.
2. Gold or diamond;  I suggest that persons dealing with gold or interested in gold business should be careful to verify  from the appropriate official agency, that is the minerals commission about the authenticity of metal bars presented to  them as gold before purchasing same because they may be presented with a scrap metal instead of gold bar.
3. Shift to left or right or assisting you to open or close doors in a taxi; this is usually done by a taxi driver and an occupant. Here the driver tells the other occupant whom he is seated at the back seat to help roll the car glass, lock or open the door well for him, in the process your wallet containing money or any easy- to- carry item you have is taken stolen. Then they ask you to alight in the middle of the road because they did not hear your destinations before picking you. Be smart and check your valuables before consenting to the offer or not. 
4. Send or receive mobile money; this has to do with the mobile money transaction. A call is placed to you informing you that   some money has been sent to your mobile money account by mistake but he will need your number to block it or you can return the money to his number. After you do so then the phone goes off and that is all. Check if you have indeed some money which does not belong to you. Never send or disclose your password to a third party.
5. Buying  an auction car at  harbour  ; this I’m sure most Ghanaians are aware , yet people allow themselves to be duped. Fraudsters operating with this modus tell you, the car you are interested in buying is cheaper via auction so give him or her half the amount in the open market for him or her to deliver the car to you at an appointed date. When you give them such money communication ends.
Another twist of it is that they sometimes display for sale on vehicles and when you express interest they arrange for you to see the real owner who is an accomplice. After you agree with them on the price and the amount is paid, you are asked to wait with the first person you dealt with whilst the original owner depart with the car to bring original documents who never comes, in the process this man with you leaves you behind. 

6. Buying car at a garage but your type is at harbor;some men position themselves in a car selling port and approach individuals entering or leaving the port and ask if they are interested in a particular vehicle. If they respond yes, they tell you they have same car at harbour and bring deposit so it can be cleared from the port for you to pay full amount after clearing, when that commitments is done they bolt away with your money. Let’s us be careful and report any suspicious characters we are dealing with to the police for assistance.
I have observed that in all these modus, the criminals succeed with people who are either ignorant or unsuspecting individuals. I therefore, wish to inform the general public not to be so attracted to sugar coated words, cheap products, and should not assume, or adopt had I know attitude.
Don’t entertain or Open unsolicited mails in the internet because these are platforms criminals use to get information about you. Limit personal information posted on the net because it gives criminals opportunity to know your identity.
In fact anytime you are confronted with such situation outlined in these article don’t be timid but be vigilant and ready to inform the nearest police officer close to you or call the police on 18555, or 191 for assistant.You can also reach Police on Facebook: Ghana Police Service and Twitter; @GhPoliceService.
Note that accurate information given to the police will help them act expeditiously. Let us not use the police hotlines for malice, joke or mischief instead use them to ensure safety and security   in our environment.

By C/Inspr. Fianko – Okyere David

Public Affairs Directorate

GO BACK TO KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM.

Islam through Prophet Mohammed (PUBH) came to teach CIVILIZATION to Savage Arabians and a Savage world. Today, it is even more evident that humanity must follow up on those Books of KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM (THE HOLY QUR’AN AND THE LIFE EXAMPLE OF PROPHET MOHAMMED) which calls mankind to a beautiful CIVILIZATION and PEACE to a world that has gone completely out of order. This is in-fact the only redemption for humanity.

Indeed Sankofa (going back to knowledge and wisdom) is not an abomination.

News of former prime Minister of Britain who is notoriously known for his disastrous invasion of predominantly Muslim countries , destabilizing and eventually murdering the Lybian Leader Muamar Ghadaffi has hinted of search for True peace through the Glorious Qur’an.

He bears witness that the Holy Qur’an and other Islamic literature are on his everyday reading list.

Visit this site to read more on  what he said in his answers to the press.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002883/Tony-Blair-reads-Koran-day-stay-faith-literate.html

in the video below the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair takes full responsibility for victimising together with his allies Muslim countries and renders an unqualified apology for theri evils done to millions of innocent helpless people.

HOW TO KNOW YOUR CELLPHONE NUMBER ON THE VARIOUS TELECOS.

I’m in at least 10 whatsApp groups, most of them happen to be political platforms though, but there are this two which are strictly an IT related groups. I am very proud of them because of the sanity that prevails there courtesy the no-nonsense administrators.

In these groups alot of people seek assistance from people who might have answers to their queries. One question which often repeats itself  in almost all of these platforms happen to be IT related, and its specifically on Telecommunication shortcodes. 

People often either  forget or are unable to memorize their phone numbers and thus they ask about how to know them without having to call other lines to get to know it.

Here are the shortcodes of the various Telecos for checking your own cell phone number. At least they are short and can easily be memorised.

With time I shall update this with other necessary codes which are often not readily available.

TO CHECK YOUR NUMBER DIAL THESE SHORTCODES.

VODAFONE *127#
MTN *156# 
TIGO * 505 * 4 * 2# 
AIRTEL *703# 
GLO 1244 

MADINA WINS THE 2017 RAMADAN CUP IN STYLE.

July 1st, 2017-WEMBLEY SPORT STADIUM KOTOBABI ACCRA.

16 communities participated in this year`s Ramadan Gala Matches organised by the outfit of his Eminence Sheikh Doctor Alhaji Nuhu Sharubutu , the National Chief Imam of the republic of Ghana.

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The Hon. Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development Boniface Abubakar Siddique, Alhaji Nuhu Sharubutu National Chief Imam and some sponsors of the Ramadan Cup 2017 in a pose

This is the 3rd Edition since its inception with the grand motive of promoting and fostering peace and unity among Muslims and the Zongo communities in Ghana.

The grand finale kicked off at the newly constructed astro turf football park named the Wembley Stadium in Kotobabi-Accra with 16 strong teams making it to this stage.

The teams represented their various Zongo communities, they include, Ashaiman, Madina, Ashale-Botwe, Kasoa, Shukura, Fadama, Mamobi, Nungua, Alajo, Koforidua, Accra New Town, Nsawam, Sabun Zongo, Darkuman, Nima and Tudu.

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THE STRONG GUYS FROM ASHALE-BOTWE ZONGO.

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THE ALAJO TEAM

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THE STRONG MEN WHO REPRESENTED THE NUNGUA ZONGO COMMUNITY.

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THE MAMOBI TEAM

8 matches were played in the First game.

  1. ASHAIMAN vs MADINA

Ashaiman being the defending champion and the title holder for two consecutive times were matched boot for boot by the Madina boys who were obviously more prepared. Though Ashaiman took the lead in scoring the first goal, Madina equalised and won by a penalty shoot-out.

  1. ASHALE-BOTWE vs  KASOA  ( 0: 3 )

Kasoa disciplined the boys from Ashale-Botwe with a 3:0 defeat after Anan Mensah topped the last and 3rd score at the last minute of the game.

  1. SUKURA vs FADAMA ( 0:4 )

Shukura also lost miserably in the hands of the Fadamans, despite their formidable play, they missed so many chances to convert them into goals, but the Fadama boys who were more experienced showed that they were not here to only have fun, but had the ultimate price as their target. They were thrashed by Fadama 4:0 Shukura.

  1. MAMOBI vs NUNGUA ZONGO

Nungua participating in this game for the first time have been impressive with their performance. Both teams recorded 2:2 to their credit. But luck eluded the Mamobi team; they lost to Nungua in a penalty shootout.

  1. ALAJO vs KOFORIDUA-ZONGO ( 2:3 )

Alajo whose backyard is the field of play did not make enough use of their experience garnered from training on this field. They painfully lost to Koforidua Zongo who had travelled all the way from the Eastern region. They won by 3:2.

  1. ACCRA-NEWTOWN vs NSAWAM ( 2:1 )

This was one impressive and entertaining play. Accra Newtown sealed their lead in a last minute goal to win the match. 2 : 1 in favour of Accra New Town.

  1. SABUN ZONGO vs DARKUMAN ( 1:0 )

Darkuman lost to Sabun Zongo in a 1:Nil defeat, they were quicky out of the match to pave way for Sabun Zongo to make in to the next stage of the game.

  1. TUDU vs NIMA ( 0:1 )

The boys from Nima taught the Tudu boys a lesson that ‘Monkeys play by their sizes’ indeed in a painful 1:0 defeat to qualify to the next stage.

THE QUARTER FINALS.

Madina 2:0 Kasoa

Fadama 2:1 Nungua Zongo

Koforidua Zongo 3:1 Accra Newtown

Sabun Zongo 0:2 Tudu

SEMI-FINALS
Fadama 0:2 Madina

Koforidua Zongo 0:1 Tudu

We can only say better luck to the team from the Eastern region. They did their best but were down to 1 Nil in the hands of the Tudu strong team.

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THE GRAND BEAUTIFUL TROPHY CUP ON DISPLAY.

GRANDE FINALE.

THE MOST DECISIVE MATCH BETWEEN TEAMS FROM MADINA AND TUDU.

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THE DECISIVE MATCH BETWEEN MADINA (In Blue Jerseys) AND TUDU (In White Jerseys)

Madina 1:1 Tudu

Innially it was one draw at the end of the match but penalties had to be played to determine a winner. Madina home of the Minister of Inner city and Zongo Development Hon. Boniface Abubakar Siddique who represented fully to support his home team managed to thwart the success of Fadama who were coming from the home the National Chief Imam in the semi-Finals to make way to this stage.

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THE JUBILATING WINNERS OF THIS YEARS SHEIKH SHARUBUTU RAMADAN CUP.

The decisive match between Madina and Tudu was very impressive as well as entertaining. In the long run the Madina team proved that they were better prepared to lift this year`s cup with a whooping amount of GH¢ 2,000 to their credit and they went for it.

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THE CAPTAIN OF THE MADINA TEAM RECEIVING THE TROPHY CUP FROM HIS EMINENCE THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM

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THE CAPTAIN OF THE MADINA TEAM RECEIVING THE TROPHY CUP FROM HIS EMINENCE THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM

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THE CAPTAIN OF THE MADINA TEAM RECEIVING THE TROPHY CUP FROM HIS EMINENCE THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM

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THE CAPTAIN OF THE MADINA TEAM RECEIVING THE TROPHY CUP FROM HIS EMINENCE THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM

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THE CAPTAIN OF THE MADINA TEAM RECEIVING THE TROPHY CUP FROM HIS EMINENCE THE NATIONAL CHIEF IMAM

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MADINA ZONGO NOW THE OFFICIAL TITLE HOLDERS OF THE 2017 SHEIKH SHARUBUTU RAMADAN CUP

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CONGRATS GUYS!

Congratulations to all the teams who participated, better luck next year.