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Robbers make away with $20,000 through opening supermarket wall in Ghana.

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Robbers chiseled a wall behind the warehouse of Sonturk, one of Ghana’s biggest supermarkets, allowing them access into the premises before they ransacked the accounts offices and made away with an amount of money totaling 100,000 cedis (equivalent to over $20,000).

The robbery which happened over last weekend took place in Ghana’s Central Regional capital, Cape Coast. It happened on a Sunday hence workers arrived on Monday to find out what had taken place.



The two robbers who were captured by infra-red Close Circuit TV cameras destroyed the safe in which the money was kept.

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Perhaps with so much money to cart away, the robbers left behind the hammer and chisel they used for their operation.

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Turkson stressed that they were disappointed with the rate of police action given that the company was a key employer of people in the area. He also said their preparations for the Christmas season had been adversely affected.

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Outcry as Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail, FBI investigates

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US financier Jeffrey Epstein, awaiting trial on charges he trafficked underage girls for sex, was found dead in jail Saturday of an apparent suicide, triggering outcry over how the high-profile detainee could die in custody.

The government and FBI immediately launched probes as politicians, law enforcement officials and alleged victims expressed shock that Epstein could take his own life, when a recent reported suicide attempt meant he should have been under close watch.

Epstein, a convicted pedophile who befriended numerous politicians and celebrities over the years, was found unresponsive in his cell around 6:30 am (1030 GMT) at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York from “an apparent suicide,” the US Department of Justice said.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

AFP A vehicle from the New York medical examiner’s office is parked outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead on August 10, 2019

US Attorney General Bill Barr said he was “appalled” and instructed the Justice Department’s inspector general to probe the circumstances.

“Mr Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Barr said.

The FBI is also investigating, the Justice Department said.

The New York Times and other media reported Epstein hanged himself. The city medical examiner’s office did not confirm the cause of death.

On July 23, the 66-year-old was found unconscious with marks on his neck. He was put on suicide watch for six days before being returned to his cell in a high-security part of the jail, the New York Times reported.

His death came one day after a New York court released a tranche of sealed legal documents, providing new details about what prosecutors allege was Epstein’s sex-trafficking operation.

Epstein last appeared in court on July 31 when a judge told him that his trial wouldn’t begin before next June.

– ‘We need answers’ –

US Attorney General William Barr, shown in this file photo, said Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide “raises serious questions that must be answered”

The wealthy hedge fund manager had been charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.

Epstein, who denied the charges, had faced up to 45 years in prison — effectively the rest of his life — if convicted.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal facility in Manhattan that often houses suspects awaiting or during trial, is considered one of the most secure penal establishments in the US.

Infamous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman spent more than two years there as an inmate.

“We need answers. Lots of them,” tweeted New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse, who heads the Senate’s judiciary oversight committee, said the government had failed Epstein’s alleged victims “yet again.”

The two thousand pages of previously sealed court documents released Friday focused on testimony by a woman who claimed she was Epstein’s “sex slave.”

This photo from July 15, 2019 shows the exterior of Jeffrey Epstein’s home in New York’s Upper East Side neighborhood

Virginia Giuffre, now an adult, claimed she was forced to have sex with well-known American political and business personalities. They have all denied the allegations.

– ‘No closure’ –

Prosecutors said Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage girls, some as young as 14, at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

They claimed that Epstein was “well aware that many of the victims were minors.”

The young women were paid hundreds of dollars in cash to massage him, perform sexual acts and to recruit other girls, prosecutors alleged.

Epstein allegedly had an army of recruiters, often not much older than their targets, who would approach vulnerable teens.

Epstein is also accused of paying off possible co-conspirators to “influence” them, US media have reported.

Epstein, whose friends included President Donald Trump, former president Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew, was convicted previously of paying young girls for sexual massages at his Palm Beach mansion.

They have all denied knowing anything about his alleged crimes.

Trump on Saturday retweeted a conspiracy theory alleging, without evidence, that Clinton may be connected with Epstein’s death.

Epstein avoided federal prosecution when facing the charges in Florida a decade ago.

Under a secret plea deal negotiated by former US labor secretary Alex Acosta, at that time a federal prosecutor in Florida, Epstein admitted to a single state charge of soliciting prostitution from a minor and registered as a sex offender.

He served 13 months in a county jail before being released. Acosta resigned last month amid a backlash over the deal.

One of Epstein’s alleged victims said she’ll “never have a sense of closure” because he will never be convicted, according to a message shared by the woman’s attorney, Lisa Bloom.

“You stole from us the huge piece of healing that we needed to move on with our lives,” the woman said.

But Manhattan federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said that while Epstein’s apparent suicide was a “yet another hurdle” in delivering justice to his alleged victims, the court case — which included a conspiracy charge — would continue to play out.

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Hacker arrested over Capital one breaching.

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The personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One, the company has revealed.

The alleged hacker, Paige Thompson, was arrested on Monday after reportedly boasting about the breach online.

Capital One said the data included names, addresses and phone numbers of people who applied for its products.

But the hacker did not gain access to credit card account numbers, it said.

The data breach is believed to be one of the largest in banking history.

How many people have been affected?

Capital One is a major credit card issuer in the US and also operates retail banks.

The firm said in a statement released on Monday that the breach affected approximately 100 million individuals in the US and 6 million people in Canada.

The statement added that about 140,000 social security numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers were compromised in the US.

In Canada, about one million social insurance numbers belonging to Capital One credit card customers were also compromised.

The hack was identified on 19 July.

Capital One said the hacker was able to “exploit” a “configuration vulnerability” in the company’s infrastructure.

Aside from names and dates of birth, the hacker also managed to obtain credit scores, limits, balances, payment history and contact information.

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