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Ghana Police Exposed In Fake Criminal Charges Against Whatsup News

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Whstsup News can authoritatively report that the Ghana Police Service (GPS) has been thrown into a state of panic after it turned out that they had absolutely no charge against the Whatsup News Editor-in-Chief, David Tamakloe when they arrested him on April Fools’ Day at gunpoint.

Sources close to Mrs. Eunice Boah Asomah Hinneh, the complainant in the case have sworn that she did not make any complaint of extortion against Mr. Tamakloe.

According to the reliable sources, the allegation of extortion could have been smuggled into the charge sheet by agents within the security apparatus allegedly acting on behalf of some interested parties, including some disgruntled officers at the National Security Secretariat and John Peter Amewu, the Railway Minister, whose randy escapades with a married woman was reported by Whatsup News a few days prior.

Also, Whatsup News is reliably informed that on date April 13, 2021, the powerful and well-connected woman at the centre of the arrest wrote to COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, the Director-General of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to withdraw the case and automatically expunge any charges that had been slapped on Mr. David Tamakloe.

Among the charges pinned on Mr. Tamakloe include extortion and “Publication of False News”. Curiously, Whatsup News had not even published the said story yet. The newspaper was still investigating the allegations and as required by journalistic ethics, was interviewing all persons supposedly involved in the story.

But for a week now, reliable sources from within the security structures tell Whatsup News that the Police Service has been thoroughly embarrassed by their scandalous arrest and have consequently swept the letter exonerating the Whatsup News Editor of any wrongdoing under the carpet.

The full content of the said letter is not immediately clear at the moment but is apparently, the police service is refusing to overturn the mess it has created because it will deeply expose their unprofessional conduct, Whatsup News gathered.

Mr. Tamakloe is threatening a possible legal action against the police for slapping a fake charge on him in his line of duty, investigating a news story.

“I am likely to seek legal advice to proceed with a possible legal suit to ensure that the police reverses their reckless and unprofessional conduct. The arrest was calculated to embarrass me, the newspaper and my family and loved ones,” Mr. Tamakloe stated.

Meanwhile, should Mr. Tamakloe and Whatsup News be forced to take legal action against the Ghana Police Service to seek redress for the Gestapo-styled arrest and charges, some explosive revelations may come up in court, involving some very prominent people at the helm of affairs in the country.

“The next move by the police will strongly dictate our next course of action,” Mr. Raphael Ofori-Adeniran, the Germany-based Managing Editor of Whatsup News stated.

Late March 2021, Mr. Tamakloe was investigating a story and had been asked by the main subject of the story to meet him up at the Afrikiko Restaurant in Accra to tell him her side of the story. However, hardly had the investigative journalist settled down to asking questions of the subject than a battalion of heavily armed men from the National Security and the Police CID storm the place and bundled the shocked journalist away.

The Police on April 2, 2021, proceeded to issue a statement stating that Mr. Tamakloe was arrested for extortion.

In the statement signed by one DSP Juliana Obeng, the head of CID’s Public Affairs, it claims the Editor was arrested “on alleged offences of attempt to commit crime to wit: extortion contrary to section 18 (1) and 151 (1) and Publication of false news contrary to section 208 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).”

The statement had peeved Mr. Tamakloe’s attorney, Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo Esq who blasted the police and warned them to withdraw the statement because of the blatant lies contained in it.

Mr. Edudzi Tamekloe wrote in a statement: “His junior officers took a statement from David Tamakloe on Thursday for the offence of false publication. On Thursday, there was no issue of blackmail or extortion. It is an afterthought because I pointed out to the Investigator, Inspector Charles Adjei that he is yet to publish the story. That he is still speaking to the people involved to ensure fairness. How do you arrest such a person?”

Apparently, fearing for his wife, Mr Asoma Hinneh the Director of Human Resources had ordered his “boys” to go arrest the Whatsup News editor who was digging for information from his wife- Mrs. Eunice Boah Asomah Hinneh.

He proceeded to instigate the bogus charges against the Whatsup News boss, insiders tell this publication.

Meanwhile, the international media and several international organisations have been puzzled by the arrest, which was the second of such within the space of six months.

In July 2020, Whatsup News was attacked when Mr. Tamakloe was arrested Rambo-styled from his office in Accra and driven over 7 hours in the late hours of the night to New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region in handcuffs.

That police in New Edubiase, apparently acting on instruction from the Jubilee House’s Eugene Arhin has claimed Whatsup News had published false news. Yet the news in reference was a direct report of allegations made by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) concerning tribal profiling in New Edubiase during the voters registration at the time.

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‘I Want To Learn From Xavi At Al Sadd’ : Andre Ayew

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Andre Ayew, Ghana captain  has heaped praise on Al Sadd boss Xavi Hernandes and says he expects to learn a lot from the Barcelona legend during his time at the club.

Ayew joined Al Sadd on a free transfer last week, where Xavi has been head coach since 2019.

2010 world cup winner, Xavi, led the team to win the Qatari League last season, and Ayew says he’s been left impressed with the work he has done since taking charge of the team three years ago.

“Xavi, the coach of the team, was a great player and played for a long time with the biggest and best club in the world – Barcelona, and he is now a coach for the best club in the Gulf after playing with the team for five years”.

“I follow the Al Sadd team and watched the development that took place in the team’s performance in terms of entertaining football, the positioning of the players and the great tactics with which the team plays.

“I expect to learn a lot from him during my time with him. My goal is to win titles, to make the fans happy, and to strive hard to win the AFC Champions League.”

Ayew expressed his happiness in joining the Qatari league champions

“I am very happy and proud to play at Al Sadd. It’s an important moment for me and my family, because of what Al Sadd provided to my family in the past, and therefore when the club offered me a contract, I agreed immediately and I am sure that we will win more championships together.”

Ayew played for six clubs, including his two loan spells at Lorient and AC Arlésien, in Europe and recorded 131 goals and 55 assists in over 400 appearances.

Ayew is expected to bring his wealth of experience on board to help the club achieve thier goal of conquering Asia having dominated domestic competitions in recent years.

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Manchester United Agree Fee With Real Madrid For Varane

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Manchester United have agreed a fee of £41m with Real Madrid for defender Raphael Varane.

The price for the France international is believed to be £41m including add-ons and the deal is set to go through, subject to a medical.

Having already signed England international Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund, the acquisition of Varane would be a further statement of intent from United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were second in the Premier League last season but finished 12 points behind Manchester City.

Varane is well established as one of the world’s top defenders, having joined Real from French side Lens in the summer of 2011.

He has gone on to make over 350 appearances for the club, and be capped 79 times by France, helping them to World Cup glory in 2018.

He started all four of France’s matches at Euro 2020 before they were knocked out on penalties by Switzerland.

If the deal goes through as expected, Varane’s first competitive action for United could come when they start their Premier League campaign on August 14 against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

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Twitter Tests Upvote And Downvote Buttons

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Some iOS Twitter users will see up and down votes on comments as parts of research “to understand the types of replies you find relevant”, the social network says.

The voting buttons will be thumbs or arrows according to a graphic shared by Twitter.

Twitter said downvotes will not be visible to other users and will not change the order of replies.

Commentators have drawn parallels with Reddit’s use of up and down voting.

Twitter’s interest in methods for users to downvote or dislike had already been trailed last year by product lead Kayvon Beykpour who tweeted it was something “we’re exploring”.

But in today’s announcement the company was clear this was not a “dislike” button.

Reddit responded to the announcement on its twitter account with a gif that simply said “interesting”.

Upvoting and downvoting are features of many sites, but users were uncertain as to whether this would improve the quality of interaction on twitter.

One writer wryly observed in a popular tweet: “I for one am glad that twitter is introducing a dislike button as the one thing this platform doesn’t have enough of is unnecessary negativity.”

Cody Elam, a user researcher at Twitter, tweeted that the change “gives people the power to privately voice their opinion on the quality of replies without publicly shaming others while also giving us more nuanced feedback.”

Presently twitter allows users to hide individual replies to their tweets so that other users need to click if they wish to read them.

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