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Ten people lost their lives following last Monday's floods.

According to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the 10 were from the Central , Volta and Greater Accra Regions.

“We've lost ten lives across the country. If I say across the country meaning Greater Accra, Volta and Central Region,” Deputy Director-General of NADMO, Abu Ramadan, disclosed on Citi TV's Morning Show, The Point of View.

He said six people died in Accra, three in the Volta Region and one in the Central Region.

Deputy Director-General of NADMO, Abu Ramadan
He noted that the worst affected areas were Teshie and Kisseman, all in Accra.

“Where we had the worst cases were around the Teshie and Kisseman-Dome-Kwabenya areas. The damage was huge,” Abu Ramadan said, adding that a lot of properties were also destroyed by the flood.

Mr. Ramadan also said one woman died in Teshie while two others got drowned in Kisseman during the downpour.

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I saw my wife being carried away by water – Man recounts sad story

A man has recounted how he watched floodwaters wash her wife away at Teshie Rasta in Accra.

Bernard Kofi Agyei Oppong said all efforts to rescue his wife, Dr Aya Hayfron who was trapped in her Hyundai Accent saloon car proved futile.

Narrating his ordeal on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, Mr Oppong said his wife was driving home from church around 10 pm together with two other passengers when the incident occurred.

He said the heavy floods swept away the vehicle after the missing doctor attempted to cross a bridge on a small river called Naa Pra.

The distraught husband said rescuers were unable to save the 32-year-old doctor but managed to save the two passengers who had been offered a lift by the deceased.

Mr Oppong said they her car has been found in the river as rescuers hope to find her alive.

“I know my wife is waiting for me somewhere. I believe she is alive and probably in a hospital”, he bemoaned.

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Heavy rains render parts of Greater Accra in floods

Many parts of Accra got flooded Monday night following hours of heavy rains.

The rains, which started at about 8 p.m Monday lasted several hours. It, however, receded at about 3 a.m Tuesday.

Information gathered by Graphic Online indicates that the flood waters entered many homes and rooms. Similarly, the flood waters carried debris to people’s homes and on the street.

Some of the areas that were heavily affected by the floods included East Legon Hills, main Nanakrom bridge, Haatso, Kaneshie, Kwabenya, Madina, Ablekuma, Dome, Adenta, Ofankor, Weija, Okponglo, Shiashie, West Legon, Odawna and Ofankor old barrier.

Some social media users who got stranded as a result of the rains took to their social media platforms to share their experiences while showing photos of the floods in their areas.

Both private and commercial drivers who were caught up in the floods had to park somewhere and run to safety.

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Okyehene unhurt after near-death accident at Osino

Reports coming in from the Eastern region confirm that the Okyehene’s convoy has been involved in an accident at Osino, along the main Kumasi to Accra Highway.

Eyewitnesses at the accident scene say a tipper truck ran into the last vehicle in the convoy, forcing it to veer off the road into the bush

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Anas hands ‘Nyantakyi evidence’ to police

Controversial investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has submitted to the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), evidence backing corruption claim against deposed Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The latest development is to aid ongoing investigations of allegations of defrauding by false pretenses against Kwesi Nyantakyi following an order by President Nana Akufo-Addo after he watched excerpts of an undercover documentary in which Mr Nyantakyi is captured engaging in some influence peddling using the name of the president.

Mr. Nyantakyi attempted to use the name of the president and vice president to induce potential investors who unknown to him, were agents of Anas’ Tiger Eye PI, to part with various sums of money.

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Policeman killed by robbers in Tarkwa

A group of armed robbers shot and killed a policeman on escort duty at Tarkwa in the Western Region yesterday.
Lance Corporal Duku Nicholas, the deceased, was shot while escorting an Indian businessman in Bogoso late Sunday evening.

After shooting the police escort, the robbers took away GHS 900, 000 from the Indian businessman identified as Rajinder Singh.

The robbers later abandoned the vehicle they used in the operation, a Nissan Rogue with registration number GE 411-16, at the outskirts of Tarkwa.

The incident is the latest in a wave of attacks recorded in one week in some parts of the country.

Last week two people were killed in four separate robbery attacks at Weija, in the Ga South Municipal district of the Greater Accra Region.

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6-year-old boy shoots 4-year-old brother

A six-year-old boy has gunned down his four-year-old brother at Somanya in the Eastern Region on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Confirming the incident on Accra based Starr fm, police commander ASP Isaac Otsin, narrated that two siblings were playing with a gun belonging to their 70-year-old grandfather, which triggered into the head of the deceased and died on the spot.

The tenants in the house after hearing the gunshot rushed to the room and found the deceased in a pool of blood.

The police have deposited the body at the Atua Government Hospital morgue pending autopsy.

Meanwhile, investigations have commenced into the incident and statements have been taken from the parents and the grandfather, who owns the unlicensed gun.

The suspect is in police custody.

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MASLOC boss cited for fraud

An audit report into the operations of MASLOC under the erstwhile NDC administration has indicted former MASLOC boss and workers for fraud and financial impropriety.

The report which was intercepted by journalists cited the former CEO of MASLOC Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, her predecessor Bertha Sogah and head of operations and Finance at MASLOC of widespread acts of corruption, inflation of prices for projects with several millions of cedis misappropriated.

The report indicates that Mrs Tamakloe had withdrawn ¢500,000 MASLOC invested at Obaatampa Microfinance but failed to pay the amount into the accounts of MASLOC.

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Two Kwabenya jail breakers jailed 66 months

An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced two of the jail breakers in the Kwabenya police station attack, Emmanuel Kotey and Kofi Darko, to 66 months imprisonment.

While Kofi Darko, who was arrested three months ago was given an imprisonment term of 32 months, Emmanuel Kotey, who was arrested twenty days ago, was slapped with 34 months.

The two convicts were part of a group of persons who fled from police custody in Kwabenya.
They were sentenced based on their guilty plea to the charges leveled against him.

The rest of the accused persons numbering nine, who are alleged to have masterminded and carried out of the attack are still on trial.

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EOCO warns directors of collapsed UT Bank to report or face…

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has said it may be compelled to take other actions if the directors of the collapsed UT Bank fail to voluntary appear and answer questions on their roles in the collapse of the bank.

EOCO issued public summons for the directors of the collapsed UT and Capital banks to appear and answer questions.

Whilst the directors of UT Bank were to appear before the acting Executive Director of EOCO Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that of Capital Bank are to appear on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

However, as of 1pm Wednesday, the UT directors were yet to appear to respond to damning findings of an investigative report on the collapse of the bank.

Read also: EOCO summons directors of UT and Capital banks

In a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM, Mr K.K. Amoah, the acting Executive Director of EOCO cautioned they may be forced to take other measures if they fail to report.


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