modernghana logo

FEATURED STORY Maritime Court Backs Ghana In Offshore Dispute With Ivory Coast...

body-container-line

Man Jailed 14 Days For Attempted Double Registration

12 April 2012 | General News

A 22-year-old resident of Agona Inkum in the Central Region has been sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment for attempting to register twice in the ongoing biometric voters registration exercise.

The convict, John Quaye, was also slapped with a fine of GH¢2,400 by the Agona Swedru Circuit Court or in default serve 12 months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

Quaye was convicted on his own plea of guilty to a charge of attempting to commit crime.

The prosecutor, Inspector S. Opoku Mensah, told the court, presided over by Mr N.K.E. Osam, that on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Quaye registered at the Agona Inkum Zongo Registration Centre and was issued with a voter ID card bearing the name Adu Amankwaa Mireku.

However, on Saturday, April 7, 2012, the convict went to the Agona Inkum Cluster 2 Cocoa Shed Registration Centre to register the second time with the name John Quaye.

The prosecutor said after the convict had filled the voters registration form, he was directed to have his fingerprints taken, in the process of which the scanning machine detected that he had already registered.

A further scan displayed the convict’s photograph on the computer, with his fingerprints, and immediately the police were called in to effect his arrest.

Do you have a story for publication? Please email it to editor@modernghana.com

General News

quot-img-1Luck is the residue of design.

By: roylexi.com quot-img-1

Inter Bank Rates

Currency Buying Selling
U.S Dollar4.40554.4099
Euro5.27655.2811
Pound Sterling5.96725.9745
Swiss Franc4.54894.5538
Canadian Dollar3.58613.5890
S/African Rand0.33380.3342
Australian Dollar3.51473.5214
body-container-line