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E/R: Court remands four teenagers who beat teacher to death

BY KOJO ANSAH The Kibi District Magistrate Court has remanded into Police Custody four teenagers arrested in connection with the fatal assault and murder of a teacher at Asiakwa Salvation Army Basic School in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern region. The four accused persons facing provisional charges of …

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Don’t legalize marijuana – Akwasi Osei

The Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei, has rejected calls for legalizing marijuana in Ghana, warning it will lead to unprecedented levels of crimes in the country. His comments come on the back of two separate incidents of barbarism recorded in the Eastern Region—the lynching …

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We didn’t produce Otumfuo statue – KNUST

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has rejected reports that it produced the controversial statute of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu, at the Kejetia roundabout in Kumasi. Media report following the rejection of the artwork by the some residents of Kumasi had suggested that the work was …

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Update: Chinese woman arrested with Rosewood released

BY ELIASU TANKO THE CHINESE woman who was arrested for possessing large quantities of Rosewoods have been released. Starr News sources says she has been put on inquiry bail. The 43-year-old Chinese woman identified as Helen Hyuan was arrested on Monday. She was arrested at a police checkpoint in Datoyili, an …

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E/R: Headteacher beaten to death by teenage ‘weed smokers’

The Kibi Police Command in the Eastern region has arrested four teenagers for ruthlessly beating the Headteacher of Salvation Army Basic School, George Somuah Bosompem to death. The Headteacher, 55, was attacked for protesting against the invasion of his garden by drug addicts who smoke and defecate in the school. …

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US Ambassador lauds YOLO season 5

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI | Rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com A GHANAIAN youth series ‘You Only Live Once’ (YOLO) season five has been premiered in Accra to educate, entertain and inform the youth of their reproductive life cycle. The series which forms part of ‘Good Life, Live it Well’ is a campaign that promotes positive …

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Police arrest 8 leaders of Volta secession group

The police have arrested eight persons belonging to the Homeland Study Group Foundation aimed at seceding from Ghana to declare Volta region as an independent state. They were arrested in Ho on Sunday in “a meeting to finalise arrangements to declare independent Western Togoland on 9th May, 2019”, a police …

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Koforidua: Five weeks old baby abandoned; rescued by Police

BY KOJO ANSAH A FIVE-WEEK old baby has been rescued by the Police officers from the Koforidua Central Police Station after he was abandoned on the street by the unknown mother. The infant believed to have been abandoned around 10 pm at the Traffic light close to the Eastern Regional …

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Mentally challenged man kills pregnant woman, cooks her body

Angry residents of Muramura Community in Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region on Sunday lynched and set fire into the body of a 29-year-old mentally derailed Kofi Sammy for allegedly killing a 28-year-old pregnant Woman Alimatu Karim and mutilating parts of her body for food. Both bodies have been …

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Man arrested trafficking 14yr old daughter to Nigeria to marry

BY KOJO ANSAH THE DONKORKROM District Police Command in the Afram Plains North of the Eastern Region has arrested a man of Fulani extraction for attempting to traffic his 14-year-old daughter to Nigeria into forced marriage. Information gathered indicates the suspect, Abubakar Iddrisu, was arrested on May 2, 2019, by Police …

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