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I didn’t kill capt. Mahama, nursing mother nabbed

I didn’t kill capt. Mahama, nursing mother nabbed

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One of the three persons dragged to court over the murder of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama has denied any involvement in the death of the soldier, which took place at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region. According to Richmond Bio, who claims to be a farmer, he was not at the scene of the murder on May 29, 2017. Alibi He insisted that he was not part of the mob that lynched and partly burnt the slain soldier’s body, stressing that he went for a funeral. Bio is standing trial with two others – Kwame Tuffour and Evans Asare aka Body – both drivers. Before the Accra Central District Court, presided over by Ebenezer Kweku Ansah yesterday, the three were charged for conspiracy to murder and murder. Their pleas have therefore not been taken. This adds to 44 the number of su
44th Major Mahama ‘killer’ arrested

44th Major Mahama ‘killer’ arrested

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The Ghana Police Service has arrested three more persons in connection with the death of Major Maxwell Mahama. This brings the number of persons arrested to forty-four. The three are Kwame Tuffuor, Evans Asare and Richmond Bio. A statement from the Police assured Ghanaians that “work is in progress to bring all persons connected to the murder to face the full rigours of the law”. Meanwhile, Major Mahama will be buried on Friday in Accra after which there will be a family meeting and thanksgiving service on Saturday and Sunday respectively before the funeral is taken to Bole and Tumu for final funeral rites. GHANA POLICE SERVICE RE: Murder of Major Mahama Three more suspects arrested by police in connection with the murder of Major Maxwell Mahama have been remanded int
22 UCC students rusticated for Oguaa, ATL Hall clashes

22 UCC students rusticated for Oguaa, ATL Hall clashes

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Twenty-two students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) whom investigations found culpable in the clashes between Oguaa and Atlantic (ATL) Halls during a hall week celebration have been rusticated. The students, most of whom are executives of Atlantic Hall and organisers of the hall week have been rusticated for two and four semesters. At least three students were stabbed in March this year at UCC following a clash between some irate students of the University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and UCC. A UCC student was paralysed after he was several stabbed while trying to enter his hall from night studies. The student, Emmanuel Quarshie, 18, who is receiving medical treatment at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra told Joy News, he
Hot Audio: Galamseyer invokes ‘Antoa Nyama’ on President Akufo-Addo

Hot Audio: Galamseyer invokes ‘Antoa Nyama’ on President Akufo-Addo

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The man whose earthmoving equipment was torched by some angry youth at Abekoase in the Atiwa district of the Eastern Region has invoked the dreaded Ashanti deity ‘Antoa Nyama’ on President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government and its appointees for the loss. The youth numbering about 300 burnt two new Liebherr excavators, three heavy duty generators, a new Nelson Gold concentrator, two drums of engine oil, two drums of hydraulic oil, a 5000-litre poly tank, 6000-litre diesel container, six water pumps, tools and equipment boxes and welding plants belonging to Agyei Dankwa Investment, which they claim does illegal small-scale mining (galamsey) in the area. . But Chief Executive Officer of the mining company, Patrick Agyei Dankwa is blaming government for his predicam
‘I will crush my testicles if Mahama does not contest 2020’ – Appiah Stadium

‘I will crush my testicles if Mahama does not contest 2020’ – Appiah Stadium

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A sympathizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Appiah Stadium, has threatened to crush his testicles if former President Mahama does not contest the 2020 election. Speaking with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive Tuesday, Appiah Stadium mentioned that President Mahama was very competent and the most credible person to lead the NDC again. He warned that if the former president fails to come back and dethrone Nana Addo and the NPP administration in 2020, he will crush his testicles. According to Appiah stadium, he wants President Mahama to stage a major comeback in 2020 and was eagerly looking forward it. The controversial NDC activist rejected suggestions that he was just bragging, adding that it was about time people stood up for what they believe in. He added that he ...
PHOTO: Funeral held for three fishes to prevent disaster

PHOTO: Funeral held for three fishes to prevent disaster

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Youth of Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region have held a burial service for three fishes found dead in the Nyinahin Amaano river. During the burial service, which was done same way as conducted for dead persons, saw the youth performing rituals to avert any tragedy befalling the community. The dead fishes were discovered during a clean-up exercise undertaken by the youth to clear the river banks of filth. After the rituals they were laid to rest with a white piece of cloth. Speaking to Kasapa News Monday, the Leader of the youth, Kofi Owusu said though it was not the duty of the youth to perform the rituals and bury the fish, they did so because those responsible were guilty of dereliction of duty, adding that the situation has resulted in unexplicable dis...
5 female ‘wee’ sellers arrested

5 female ‘wee’ sellers arrested

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Five women are in the grips of the Assin Fosu Police Command for unlawful possession and peddling of substances suspected to be ‘wee’. The five were arrested in the Assin Fosu township after a tip off resulting in a swoop by the police to rid the area of criminals ahead of the Easter festivities. The five are Abena Boaduwaa, Akosua Akyea, Ama Serwaa, Comfort Adu and Afia Akyere. Three men whom the police explained are the kingpins of the drug trade were also picked up in the swoop. Six parcels of the weed concealed in Kufuor gallons were retrieved from the culprits. Confirming the arrest to Ultimate News’ Central Regional Correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour, the Assin Fosu District Police commander ASP Henry Batchor said the culprits will be arraigned before court soon.
Hot audio: Woman, 67 dies after spiritual healing

Hot audio: Woman, 67 dies after spiritual healing

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A 67-year-old woman at Nwenso Number One in the Ashanti region has lost her life after an anointing oil being used to heal her mysteriously sparked fire burning her to death. Yaa Donkor’s clothes reportedly caught fire during the healing process. She died three days later while on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Police at Foase in the Atwima Kwanewoma District are investigating the bizarre incident as relatives and residents have been thrown into a state of shock. District Commander, DSP Kwaku Mensah, who confirmed the incident to Joy News’ Kwesi Debrah, said the deceased went to see a pastor on her return from the farm. She had complained of waist pains and sought healing from Isaac Wiredu in his house. Isaac pastors the Bethel Church. DSP Mensa
Former presidents have regretted ignoring my counsel – Asantehene

Former presidents have regretted ignoring my counsel – Asantehene

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The Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II has stated that his counsel to former presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufour, the late John Atta Mills and John Dramani Mahama which were not heeded to cost them during their tenure of office. According to the King of the Ashanti Kingdom, the former presidents came back to him lamenting that things would not have gone the way they did if they had listened and acted based on some pieces of advice he offered. “I had interactions with former presidents and they admitted they should have paid heed to my counsel. Rawlings and Kufour were here, I spoke with Mills ten days before his demise and he said the same thing. Shortly after his term ended, President Mahama was here and he mentioned he ignored a number of things I counselled him
Court warns Bishop Obinim

Court warns Bishop Obinim

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The Accra Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Court has advised parties in the assault case involving Bishop Daniel Obinim, Founder of International God’s Way Church, to exercise self-restraint. The judge, Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, said the complainant and the private legal practitioner Irene Aborchie should not leave the court’s premises at the same time. The judge ruled that after every court sitting, the complainant would leave the court five minutes before Obinim and his two pastors also do so. The order from the judge is an attempt to avert the reoccurrence of a near clash at the court last week. The Prosecutor, DSP George Amegah, told the court yesterday that Bishop Obinim verbally attacked Irene. Irene claimed Obinim told her in Twi at the last sitting when lea
Ghana-born medical student achieves milestone at top US university

Ghana-born medical student achieves milestone at top US university

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A lot of Ghanaians are sharing on social media the news that Ghana-born medical student Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is to become the first black woman to be trained as a neurosurgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins medical school in the US. She was awarded the accolade at the end of last week when medical students found out in the matching process where they were going to be sent: Some have suggested that she is the first black female neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, but that is slightly jumping the gun. The university told BBC Africa Live that she will be a neurosurgical resident adding that "she will not officially be a neurosurgeon until she completes her residency in a few years". Nancy Abu-Bonsrah moved to the US from Ghana with her parents when she was 15.   source:BB...
Prophet Oduro Gyebi prophesied Kintampo accident a week before it happened

Prophet Oduro Gyebi prophesied Kintampo accident a week before it happened

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Prophet Bishop Reindolph Oduro Gyebi, general overseer of God's Crown Chapel is said to have prophesied about the fatal accident that claimed the lives of 20 revellers, leaving 30 others injured at the Kintampo Waterfall in the Brong Ahafo Region, where a tree has fallen off the top of the waterfall to the ground. A video footage on social had the prophet warning about his vision whiles leading a prayer session on kumasi-based Abusuafm when he made the revelation about some school pupil became fatalities of the gory accident. The prophet who spoke in Twi said ‘I saw a school going for excursion at Kintampo and they all died in an accident, Some of the school authorities are listening now. I urged you to cancel that trip and reschedule the excursion’ Meanwhile, rescuers had a diffi
Disaster! Tree kills 20, injures 30 revelers at Kintampo Waterfall

Disaster! Tree kills 20, injures 30 revelers at Kintampo Waterfall

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Twenty people are confirmed dead and about 30 others injured at the Kintampo Waterfall in the Brong Ahafo Region where a tree has fallen off the top of the waterfall to the ground. Several others are feared trapped and personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and the Police have arrived at the scene to rescue the victims. The deceased are believed to be mostly students from the Wenchi Methodist Secondary School who were on an excursion to the famous waterfall at the time of the incident. The Kintampo Police, which confirmed the late Sunday afternoon accident to TV3 correspondent Larry Paa Kwesi Moses said the injured have been sent to the Kintampo Municpal Hospital for medical attention. A storm was said to have caused a huge tree on top of the waterfall to drop down th...
NPP’s Invicible Forces in-charge of Kintampo Waterfalls – Angry Chief

NPP’s Invicible Forces in-charge of Kintampo Waterfalls – Angry Chief

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A Kintampo traditional ruler in the Brong Ahafo Region is accusing the invincible forces of the New Patriotic Party of remotely contributing to the tragic death of some seventeen revelers at the Kintampo waterfalls on Sunday March 19, 2017. According to Nana Essah Boakuro, the Kintampo Invincible Forces, a vigilante group of the NPP forcibly took over management of the tourism facility without accounting to anybody. Speaking to host of Abusua Nkommo, Kwame Adinkrah, Nana Essah Boakuro said, immediately after the December elections of 2016, the Kintampo Invincible Forces of the NPP chased away those in charge of the facility under the orders that their party has won the governance mandate. The Chief laments,since taking over management of the facility, patronage has gone down due t...
Nana Addo thanks Owusu Bempah for his ‘spiritual help.

Nana Addo thanks Owusu Bempah for his ‘spiritual help.

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President Akufo Addo has expressed gratitude to the founder and General overseer of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah, for the ‘spiritual’ role he played in ensuring the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) victory in the 2016 December polls. Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah was one of the Christian leaders who prophesied that then candidate Nana-Addo was going to emerge victorious in the keenly contested elections. Speaking at the Head quarters of the Glorious Word Power Ministries at Odorkor, President Akufo Addo said he contested the 2016 elections against powers and principalities, but was quick to add that Prophet Owusu Bempah’s spiritual intervention ensured his victory. “I am to happy to be here. I should have been here earlier, but God ordained it fo
Nana Agradaa; Osofo Kyiri Abosom trade blows on Asempa FM

Nana Agradaa; Osofo Kyiri Abosom trade blows on Asempa FM

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The studio of Accra-based Asempa FM was nearly turned into a boxing ring when a popular priestess and a pastor face-off with each other over who has spiritual powers to outwit the other. This was after the man of God, Osofo Kyiri Abosom said he will burn the gods of popular spiritualist, Patricia Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa. The pastor who is the General Overseer of Life Assembly Worship Centre claims he has supernatural powers to destroy idols claiming the latter’s gods have outlived their relevance in modern day society. He also accused Nana Agradaa of being a fraud after fooling people into believing that she had magic powers and could double any amount of money. He said fetish priestess and her accomplices had since September 2012 been advertising on radio
Gov’t given 6-months to put money into Domestic Violence Fund

Gov’t given 6-months to put money into Domestic Violence Fund

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An Accra High Court has ordered government to allocate money to the domestic violence support fund to provide free medical care for victims of domestic violence. Justice Anthony Yeboah granted the reliefs sought by a private legal practitioner Martin Kpebu after the Attorney-General's Department failed to enter an appearance. During proceedings, Martin Kpedu revealed that the Fund, a statutory creation has not received a dime from government, at least, 10 years after it was created by the Domestic Violence Act passed in 2007. The Act states in Section 29: Establishment of Fund "There is established by this Act a Victims of Domestic Violence Support Fund." Stating the objectives of the Fund, the Act further explains that the Fund shall be applied; (a) towards the basic materi
Articulated truck crashes 16 vehicles at Nima

Articulated truck crashes 16 vehicles at Nima

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An articulated truck on Monday crashed into some 16 vehicles at ‘Commando’, an area at Nima in Accra. Although some of the vehicles were badly damaged, only two people sustained some injuries. Some eyewitnesses said the truck failed its brake, and in the process, ran into other vehicles. Meanwhile, the Police have towed all the affected vehicles to the Nima Police station in Accra. According to the Nima Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Abraham Acquaye, the driver of the Benin-registered truck who had come to the area to offload beans, lost control of the truck before running into the 12 vehicles. - Articulated trucks mangles vehicles at Circle A similar accident occurred at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle about a fortnight ago. A 4-footer truck carrying sugar toppled over the g
Teacher trainees reject GHS198 allowances

Teacher trainees reject GHS198 allowances

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A group known as Disappointed Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana has expressed its disappointment in the Akufo-Addo administration over what it claims is the government’s deceitful posture with regards to the restoration and payment of allowances for students of the country’s colleges of education. Famous Tumi Acquah, the Western Regional Communications Officer for the Association, has said although the government has earmarked some money to pay their allowances as indicated in the budget statement presented to parliament by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, the amount falls short of the real amount that was scrapped by the previous government.   var ad_idzone = "2495571", ad_width = "300", ad_height = "100"; According to him, per their calculation, eac