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Assemblyman of Adwoamoa electoral area whose name was only given as Agya Emma and a man of God Pastor Gyedu have clashed over a woman who the Assembly claims was snatched from him by the pastor. The two have threatened to kill eachother over the said woman. From information gathered, the assembly claims the lady is his legally married wife, and have warned Pastor Gyedu to stay off his wife. He [assemblyman] speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Fada Listowel, said he had invested alot in the relationship and cannot allow the pastor to snatch the wife from him. Followers and families of both the pastor and assemblyman are currently on eachother's neck defending their leaders.  
The Sabegu community in the Tolon District of the Northern Region have pass a bye law banning young girls from migrating to the cities to work as head porters popularly refereed to as 'kayaytei'. The bye law states that any household who's young girl travels to city to work as a Kayayoo will be sanctioned. The new bye-law also prohibits households from giving out their underage daughters into marriage. Speaking at a durbar to pronounce the bye-laws, the Assemblyman of the area, Mr. Hamidu Abdul-Latif said, those by-laws passed will discourage parents especially mothers, who spearhead the issues of Kayayei from the act. In her speech, project officer of NORSAAC, Madam Nancy Yeri lauded the community members for the initiative and have asked them to those bye-laws work. She has therefore urged the people to continue working hard to bring an end the issue of child marriage and Kayayei. By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
A man believed to be in his fifties, whose names was given as Agya Adu aka Wu Wo Case has drowned in river Dwahwe today at Abuakwa-Maakro ion the Atwima Nwabiagya District. Speaking to the media, his nephew whoo disliked mentoring  his name to the media said, his uncle [deceased]  is a palm wine tapper and a fisherman who uses hook, line and a sinker as his fishing material left home Saturday evening to check his fishing materials drunk. The nephew added that Agya Adu did not return home till when the family and town folks of Maakro got a hint that their family member had drown in the river. The family had to to pour libation at the instruction of the chief of Maakro before the body of the deceased was retrieved. The body has since been deposited at the morgue.
Some section of Nima gutter, adjacent the Deyoungster's international school has been broken, endangering lives and properties. The damage was caused after the rains had washed vehicles, which had been packed along drains. These vehicles had knocked the walls of the gutters causing it to break. The incident had happened after the heavy rains of the June 3rd disaster in 2015. Meanwhile, the residents have made efforts to cover the hole yet this has been to no avail. However, this damage has exposed a major pipeline which links to most taps around the place. This however could cause some implications. The holes have also become liable to expand if there are more rains, which could endanger lives and properties. By: Nana Adjoa Owusu
A couple are currently in police custody at Emuuya a small village near Amenfi Central in the Western region for allegedly attempting to kill their two year (2) daughter for ritual purposes. The suspect  Antwi, 25 and the wife reportedly dipped the victim's [name withheld] buttocks in a boiling water and locked  her up in a room with the hope that she will struggle to death. According to reports, the little girl crawled from where she was kept up by the parents to a nearby street, where a farmer rescued and sent to the hospital to seek medical care. The parents were apprehended by the police after a formal complaint was lodged at the police station by the Assemblyman of the area Amuvi Tofa and one other person who is a Unit Committee Member. Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Odeshiaba Tahiru said the victim who is currently on admission at the Wassa Government Hospital is Antwi's biological daughter but a step daughter to his wife. At the time the news broke, both the couple were in police custody but the wife, who is a nursing mother had been released but will be reporting to the police to assist with investigations.   
The chief of Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region, Nana Yaw Ankama Bediako III has decree that his subjects pay a fine of GHC 200 should their teenage daughters get pregnant. The authoritative order according to the chief is to curb the high rate of teenage pregnancy in the community. Nana Yaw Ankama Bediako says it is the responsibility of parents to take good care of their children and ensure that they focus primarily on the books. Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Abdul Malik Anonkye said new order by the chief has generated debate among residents in the community. Education the Chief explained, should be of concern for both parents and wards to help train skilled young people to help develop the community. According Abdul Malik, the worried chief at durbar made the decree and have also warned that, he will deal with residents who violates the order.
A Metro Mass bus with registration number GT 3950-09 heading towards Yendi smashed the head of a final year nursing student, Mohammed Iddrisu Nasiru, doing his clinical at Tamale Teaching Hospital. The bus which  was on its way to Yendi reportedly rammed into the deceased who was riding his motor bike to undertake his final clinicals at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. According to an eye witness account, the Metro Mass Bus had a brake failure leading to the gory crash. A resident who spoke with Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Prince Kwame Tamakloe,  was over speeding and that this was not the first time an accident had occurred on that road. The resident added, because there are no speed ramps on the road, it makes the situation worse. Body of the deceased has since been deposited at the morgue.
A 15 year -old girl [name withheld] who was kidnapped by suspected sakawa men for ritual purposes had escaped narrowly from death. The incident occurred at Wassa Akropong in the Western Region. The victim according to Asona Banasco was kidnapped by the the sakawa men who are yet to be identified on her way to church. Her kidnappers who  were on board a taxi stopped and asked her [victim] to buy them water, but in handing over  the money to her, they reportedly dazed her with a white handkerchief and sped off to an uncompleted building where they kept her. However, the ritualist who was to use the victim for the rituals rejected her on basis that she was in her period (menstruated). Banasco added, the victim who had  her sister's phone on her reportedly used it to call her mother saying she was under abduction. The young sakawa men assaulted after their victim after she was rejected.  They later called her father on phone to meet them under a bridge so they release his daughter to her. ''The victim's father drove to the said location but could not see the daughter, so he drove back home. Then the sakawa men placed another call  telling the father that they had left his  daughter at a basic school near Wassa Akropong . The man drove to the school and found her daughter lying unconscious. He quickly rushed her to the Wassa Akropong Government hospital where is currently on admission seeking medical attention,'' Asonaba Banasco reported. Meanwhile fear has gripped residents in the area. According some who spoke with Nyankonton Mu Nsem, activities of money rituals is increasing in the area and have therefore called on the police to beef up security in the area. The police have begun investigation into the matter.      
Thirty year-old Kwame Anane was severely beaten to pulp at Danyame a small community near Nkenkansu in the Ashanti for raping a mentally challenged woman. Kwame Anane was seen at around 6:00 pm Tuesday evening with his car parked where the mad woman was. He reportedly gave the mad woman food bagged in a black polythene and after she [mentally challenged] had finished eating, he [Kwame Anane] started having sex with her. Some residents who  monitored Kwame Anane from afar rushed to the scene, pounced on him and repeatedly assaulted him in turns until he fell unconscious. He was later sent to the hospital to seek medical attention after attempts to resuscitate him failed. According to Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Agyemang Tamakloe, Kwame Anane after he was revived this morning confessed that he was instructed by a spiritualist to sleep with a mad woman and bring her fluids so it is used to perform rituals to increase his wealth. He is currently in police custody and will soon be arraigned before court. Meanwhile, his wife in an interview with Agyemang Tamakloe said she can still not believe that his husband could do such a thing.  
Head of Otuano family (Kingmakers) of Winneba, Central Region, Nenyi Bondzie has disclosed his grief concerning this year's Aboakyir festival. He says Tufohene of the Traditional Council, Nenye Sirpi took centre state and used his own powers to do things as he (Nenye Sirpi) wish. This the head of kingmakers said was not  in the right direction making this year's celebration a poor one. Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the kingmaker explained, tradition was breached as the rites and customs which guides the celebration was not followed. He explained, the traditional priest who the deer is cached for had his shrine closed, making the entire festival flawed. He added, the authorities due to the sustainability of the annual festival had to 'improvise' some of the rituals; this he emphasized may not necessarily have implications for them despite the  challenges. He noted, Nenyi Sirpi had no 'locus standi' to be at the frront in performing rites for the annual festival. According to him, the Central Authority (Traditional Council) has suffered a breakdown hence the reason why the Tufohene used his 'authority' to do things.
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