Ghana

Fri
22
Sep

One dies in 'One Corner' dance craze in Central Region

A young lady is reported dead while performing some gymnastics in the popular ‘One Corner’ dancing competition in the Central Region.

The one corner dance is a crazy dance accompanied with extra energy that requires one secludes oneself in a corner and perform a sexually stimulating dance.

There are already talks that this dance may soon take the dancing and music scene in the whole country with a bang.

Both young and old have since been mesmerized by the One Corner fever as they take turns to show off their skills.

Unfortunately for the young lady who was seriously showing some skills when the dance hits the street of the Central region met her untimely death.

The lady whose name was not given is believed to be in her twenties.

She felt unconscious while performing some dancing prone moves.

Fri
22
Sep

Achimota School Student Sentenced For Murder

A Juvenile Court in Accra has sentenced the 18-year old third-year student of Achimota Senior High School who shot a female colleague with his father’s single barrel gun to three years at the correctional home.

The deceased Lily Dzigbordi Asigbetse who lived at Cantonments had visited the accused person at Community eight (8) in Tema.

On January 5, this year, the accused told the police that he intended to shoot into the air however the gravity of the gun changed course and hit the deceased.

The prosecution said one Madam Gifty Billy, a neighbour, heard the gunshot and went to the scene. But she only found the victim lying in a pool of blood.

The prosecution said Gifty rushed the victim to the Port Clinic in Tema.

However, due to the condition of the victim, she was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, where she died on admission.

Fri
22
Sep

4 men in police grip for gang-raping pregnant woman

A 30-year-old man has been arrested at Akyem-Maase in the Eastern Region for masterminding a gang-rape of six months pregnant woman.
 
The suspect Kwaku Kumasah reportedly drugged the pregnant woman with local gin 'akpeteshie' mixed with weed and hydrochloride last Saturday before raping her.
 
The incident happened after the woman's husband had gone out.
 
Mr Kumasah administered the mixture to the woman until she got drunk, Joy News' Eastern Regional Correspondent, Kofi Siaw reported.
 
Disregarding his friendship with the woman's husband, the suspect reportedly invited three other friends to gang rape the victim.
 
The woman was has been traumatised by the incident that she could not tell her husband on his return.
 
Kofi Siaw reported it was a good Samaritan who told the victim's husband about what happened.
 

Fri
22
Sep

Rawlings congratulates Rev. Lawrence Tetteh

Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has congratulated Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach following the decision by the Anglican Church of Ghana to appoint him as Honorary Canon of the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Kumasi.

The Anglican Church is recognizing Dr. Tetteh for his diverse contributions to Ghana and the diaspora.

Flt Lt Rawlings who congratulated Dr. Tetteh when the renowned evangelist called on him at his Ridge office on Wednesday, expressed concern about the moral and political challenges that the country faces. He asked Dr. Tetteh to remember to pray for Ghana and its political leadership as it works to tackle the problems.

Dr. Tetteh told the former President that he had the opportunity to grow up under his regime and had the opportunity to serve as a young cadre before leaving to study in Budapest, Hungary.

Fri
22
Sep

Jailed Mawarko supervisor denied bail by High Court

Moves by Jihad Chaaban, the jailed Mawarko restaurant supervisor, to be granted bail pending his appeal was yesterday dismissed by the Accra High Court.

Chaaban was on August 2, 2017, slapped with a nine month jail term by the Abeka District Court for shoving the face of a female employee, Evelyn Boakye, into a blender filled with pepper, onions and other vegetables

He was found guilty by the court on two counts of assault and unlawfully causing harm.

Bail application

Not happy with the decision, his legal team on August 9, 2017 filed a bail application pending appeal at the Accra High Court.

Counsel for the convict, Mr Julio Demeideros, prayed the court, presided over by Mr Justice Charles Ekow Baiden, to grant his client bail pending the appeal.

Fri
22
Sep

Robber lynched, 3 others gunned down by police

The Manso Nkwanta Police Patrol team have gunned down three (3) armed robbers at Manso Kensere in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.

The incident occurred Wednesday September 20, 2017.

Ashanti Region Police Public Relations Officer, Juliana Obeng briefing the media said the Manso Nkwanta Police patrol team during its usual patrols had intelligence report that some armed robbers had blocked the road between the Manso Kensere and Adubia with logs and were robbing commuters.

“Just as the patrol team got to the scene they chanced on an Opel taxi cab with five (5) men who had alighted from it. The occupants on seeing the Police patrol team opened fire on the police, the men also returned” ASP Juliana Obeng said.

According to ASP Juliana Obeng, two of the robbers managed to get into the vehicle and escaped with it, but three (3) of them died through gunshot wounds from the police.

Thu
21
Sep

Nii Kwao Obuabasa still Chief of Kwabenya

Nii Kwao Obuabasa II, the Chief of Kwabenya, has called on the public to reject any person who parades himself as the chief of the community.

He said the people and elders of Kwabenya had never and could not install a new chief while the substantive chief was alive.

Nii Obuabasa, who made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday, said the sitting chief, Nii Kwao Obuabasa II was installed in 1992 and Gazetted, which was published in the Local Government Bulletin on January 5, 1993.

“The elders and people of Kwakbenya cannot, therefore, install a new chief while the sitting chief is not dead, destooled or has abdicated the stool,” he said.

He added that anyone who paraded himself as the newly installed Kwabenya chief, therefore, was an imposter.

“We the elders wish to advice the general public to ignore such publication to ensure peace in the community,’’ he said.

Thu
21
Sep

World's richest woman dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L'Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed.
 
A statement said she died at home "peacefully" overnight. With an estimated 2017 net worth of 33bn euros (£30bn; $40bn), she was the world's richest woman.
 
She left the company's board in 2012, but remained in the news after eight were found guilty of exploiting her health after a dementia diagnosis.
 
In a statement, L'Oreal chairman and CEO Jean-Paul Agon said: "We all had a deep admiration for Liliane Bettencourt who has always watched over L'Oreal, the company and its employees, and who was very attached to its success and development.
 
"She personally contributed a lot to its success for very many years. A great woman of beauty has left us and we will never forget her."
 
Her father, Eugène Schueller, founded a company in 1909, which turned into the L'Oreal group.

Thu
21
Sep

Bad grades got me paralysed for many months - Prof. Goski Alabi

Dean of the Centre for International Education and Collaboration at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Professor Goski Alabi has disclosed some of the mountainous challenges that she had to surmount in order to recourse her life path.

Speaking at the launch of her book, ‘Managing for Excellence in the Twenty-First Century – The Total Quality Approach’, the professor in Total Quality Management (TQM) noted how results of examination she wrote at the A level gave her the shock of her life rendering her paralysed for months as she got ‘unbalanced’.

“Before I got to the university, my A-level result as a science student were not what was expected. It was a blow to me and I fell very sick. I was in the hospital for many months, I lost my balance; I was paralysed, I could not walk, I could not sit…” Prof. Goski Alabi recalled.

Thu
21
Sep

'John Mahama will be a terrible threat to Nana Addo in 2020'- Islamic cleric

Self-acclaimed spiritual hacker and soothsayer, Mallam Shamuna Uztaz Jibril in an interview asserted that, the ex-president John Mahama will pose as a mega threat in election 2020 even though he has not won the primaries in his party yet to contest for presidency.

The Islamic cleric explained that "...based on some spiritual calculations, he [John Mahama] will win the primaries with an unexpected margin of votes and will have a mysterious reception in his party…and will coming with a full force to the presidential election".

“What I mean by serious threat is that anything can happen. Thus, the election is not going to be as easy for the ruling party as it was in 2016. That is to say he will not be seen as opposition candidate.

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