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A woman at Kasoa in the Central Region was last Monday night flogged by 17 people on the orders of a fetish priest after he had pronounced her guilty of stealing in a trial by ordeal. Adwoa Ataa, 32, suffered lacerations on her neck as a result of the ordeal...
Traditional elders in Drobo, where some youth allegedly shot and killed four youth from Japekrom including a chief, are accusing the Brong Ahafo Region Police Command of misrepresenting the facts that led to the confrontation. The Drobo Traditional Council says the Police, through its spokesperson, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong,...
A form two student of the Akwatia Technical Institute in the Eastern region has been arrested after he stabbed his teacher with a scissors. The student committed the crime after the teacher, instructed him to stop loitering about after break time. The victim who sustained life threatening wound is receiving medical...
The Police at Mankessim in the Central region has arrested a 28-year-old John Mensah Sarbah for his alleged involvement in narcotic trade in the area. The police acting on intelligence arrested the suspect who was seen packing some 75 bags of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp into...
Residents of Bolgatanga were struck with a raw shock on Saturday when the Upper East Regional Storekeeper of the Ghana Education Service (GES) was allegedly caught shoplifting free uniforms meant for deprived school children. The development coincided with a market day in the Upper East regional capital— a link that...
The two Delta Force members who were arrested by the police over the attack on the Monitoring and Evaluation minister Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei  have been remanded into police custody by a Kumasi Circuit court. The duo with their colleagues  scuttled an NPP meeting in Tafo, chasing out the Member...
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested two persons believed to be members of the pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Forces in connection with the near fatal attack on the Monitoring and Evaluation Minister, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, in his constituency last Sunday. The leader of the Delta Force in the...
The Ashanti Regional Education Directorate has interdicted two teachers for allegedly raping two female students. Douglas Adade of Saint Louis Senior High School, an English teacher, and Mathew Asante-Darko of Kumasi Girls, a Visual Arts teacher, are due to appear before the Ghana Education Service (GES) Disciplinary Committee. They both have...
The family of 52-year-old man who allegedly died in police cells at old Tafo want thorough investigation into the death of their relative. The family want to know among other things, what killed their relative and how he allegedly died. Boazor Tong was arrested on a suspicion of possession of narcotics...
A 60-year-old woman has allegedly poisoned herself and her 7-year-old granddaughter at Kumawu in the Sekyere Kumawu District of the Ashanti Region. Maame Ama Amoamah and her grandchild, Grace, were found unresponsive on a bed and floor, respectively, in their room. They were both foaming at the mouth. A bottle, suspected to...
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