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The Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced BodySculpt Centre at the Obengfo Hospital at Weija in Accra, Dr. Dominic Obeng-Andoh, has been charged with murder by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service. He was also denied bail when he was processed for court today [Tuesday]. Dr. Andoh was arrested following the death of the deputy director of NEIP under mysterious circumstances. Stacy Offei Darko, 37, reportedly died at the Obengfo Hospital. Her remains, according to her mother, Nana Akosua Anima, was concealed at the facility by Dr. Obengfo for three days before it was sent to the mortuary without the knowledge of the family. Madam Akosua Animah who was heartbroken in her conversation insisted that her daughter was not given proper treatment at the facility and she was informed about her death three days later.
The body of a 23-year-old physically challenged woman has been discovered at the Côte d’Ivoire border in the Western region. Police were called to the border on Friday morning and discovered the body dumped at the border. The woman has not yet been formally identified. Vital parts of her body were removed in what some have described as ritual murder. The breast, tongue, segment of her vagina and other vital parts were removed by the unknown assailants. Rainbow Radio’s Christopher Anto in his report said the body has since been deposited at the St. Luke Private Clinic.
The Ashanti regional public relations officer of Ghana police service, ASP Juliana Obeng has confirmed to Rainbow Radio’s Kwabena Amaoteng that, one suspect has been arrested in connection to the death of a final student at Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS). According to him, due to the nature of the incident police are holding on to the name of the suspect. She assured parents and guardians who are trooping in their numbers to take their wards back home to exercise patience with the school authorities as police are doing their utmost best to protect the students from any future occurrences. She maintained that police personal are currently on duty to ensure peace and stability at the school.
A final year student at the Osei kyeretwie Senior High School (Okess ) Razack lbrahim has been stabbed to death by suspected robbers who stormed the school to rob. Reports say the assailants invaded the school at about 10 pm last night and attacked the students. School authorities who are tight-lipped on the situation have denied journalists, as well as dozens of parents who rushed to check up on their wards access to the school, Rainbow Radio’s Kwabena Amoateng has reported. Meanwhile, crime officers from Tafo-Pankrono Divisional Police Command have since been deployed to the school to begin investigations into the incident.
Tarkwa Divisional Crime Officer, Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong says they are currently searching for a gospel musician, identified as Kwaku Mintah who has been fingered in the murder of Lance Corporal Nicholas Duku after robbing GH¢900,000. The robbers after shooting the police escort, took away GH¢900,000 from the 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 police have arrested some four robbers suspected to have planned and executed the robbery but the gospel musician and five others are currently at large. In an interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the crime officer said, per the account of the arrested suspects, Kwaku Mintah drove the Toyota Corolla including David, Mohamed Dauda and him [Kobby] with the money while the robbers from Accra used the Mazda Tribune to follow. He added: ‘’the police have mounted a search for Kwaku Mintah and the others. They are currently at large. We are appealing to the general public to assist the police with information so we can apprehend the culprits. The total number of robbers is ten. Five came from Accra and the remaining five are residents in Tarkwa.’’ When asked if the police have been able to retrieve the amount of money robbed, he said, GHc50, 000 has been retrieved from one of the suspects.
Some suspected robbers have attacked a cocoa depot at Eliokrom in the Western Region at dawn Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. The robbers allegedly made away with about 33 bags of cocoa beans out of a total of 620 bags. They reportedly attacked the security guard on duty before they stole the bags of cocoa beans. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent, Christopher Anto said, the robbers threatened to kill the guard should he prevent them from carrying out their mission. Anto added that, the security guard is in a critical condition and has been admitted at the hospital. Meanwhile, the police in the area have launched an investigation into the matter.
Two mobile money agents have been shot dead by suspected armed robbers at Pelungu market in the Upper East region. Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Issah Anthony, reporting the incident on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the incident occurred today [Friday] afternoon at 12:15pm. The two agents he noted have been confirmed dead. Issah Anthony revealed that, the robbers numbering about 4 and ridding two motorbikes robbed the first Allied Bank, an electrical shops before robbing the mobile agents. He also reported that the allege robbers are suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. Issah Anthony, indicated that the robbers shot the agents because they realized they [agents] could have caused their arrest because they knew where the herdsmen rear their cattle. The police have since moved to the said location where the suspects are said to reside. Meanwhile, the amount the robbers bolted away with is unknown.
A landlord at Bibiani in the Western region has allegedly stabbed his tenant over rent arrears. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent, Christopher Anto, said the landlord went to the tenant to demand for his two months outstanding rent which the tenant owed him. However, the tenant, Stephen Okyere, 29, refused to pay the money a situation which resulted in a misunderstanding. Infuriated by the action by his tenant, the landlord, Paul Kumi, 49, allegedly went in for a knife and reportedly stabbed him [Okyere] multiple times on various parts of his body. The incident he noted occurred on Wednesday April 18, 2018. The landlord has since gone into hiding after the incident whereas the tenant has been admitted at the hospital.
A 62 year-old man, Sampson Azorvatsi has allegedly killed his step son, Dzigblor Olava, 23, for reportedly consuming his banku and okro soup. The deceased reportedly consumed the meal with his friends. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent, Kwesi Nyarko said the suspect prepared the meal and left home for fishing. The suspect had planned to consume the meal after fishing. However, after returning home, he realized the meal had been consumed by his step son. He is said to have asked Olava why he consumed the meal. But Olava reportedly insulted the suspect for asking him why he consumed the meal. The 62 year old man angrily hit the step son with a club and he [Olava] died on the spot, Kwesi Nyarko reported. He was subsequently arrested and arraigned before the Mpaeso Circuit court where he has been remanded in police custody. He will reappear on May 8, 2018. The incident occurred at Abrapor of the Kwahu East District in the Eastern region.
A young man, Mumuni Adakudugu,34, has reportedly slashed four children at Bawku in the Upper East region yesterday [Monday]. Two of the children died on the spot with two others currently on admission at the Presbyterian Hospital after sustaining serious injuries. It remains unclear what caused the young man to carry out the unfortunate action. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Rainbow Radio’s Issah Anthony said, the suspect had returned from Kumasi from a journey. According to him, he stepped out on the premise to go and buy food. He was wielding a cutlass which he reportedly brought from Kumasi. He is said to have slashed the children multiple times unprovoked. He was subsequently apprehended by angry residents in the area, tied up and beaten to pulp. The residents had tied him up so the police could come and arrest him. However, he was pronounced dead after the police arrived at the scene.
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