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A hunter has handed himself over to the police at Manso Ahuoso in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, after he  mistakenly shot a 'human' antelope which happened to be his friend, Akwasi K, who happened to be a hunter as well. The strange incident according to information gathered happened on Sunday May 22, 2016 at Manso Abuoso. The deceased on a hunting spree chanced upon an antelope grazing in the bush. He reportedly went home to inform his bosom friend, Akwasi Oppong to help him gun down the antelope. Akwasi Oppong wielding his gun followed his friend into the bush with the hope of laying hands on the antelope. Upon reaching the farm, Akwasi Oppong reportedly fired his gun at the antelope while the deceased stood behind him, but he heard a loud scream ''you've killed me'' after firing the gun. The antelope according to Alexander Asare chased Akwasi Oppong who took to his heels and after taking shield behind a tree, he saw his friend lying in a pool of blood. The incident according some residents is strange and some are still in dismay trying come to terms with it.
A bridegroom has met his untimely death during a reception to climax his holy matrimony Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred at Tafo Pankrono in the Ashanti Region. Collins Anim, deceased and Ruth Oduro, bride were joined in holy matrimony at a wedding ceremony today [Saturday].  The groom Collins Anim  reportedly collapsed and died few minutes later during the refreshment ceremony after he had tied the nuptial with his wife, Ruth Anim (Mrs.) at Pankrono branch of the Pentecost Church in Kumasi. Witnesses, family members and families of the couple are extremely shocked at the unfortunate incident with many reading meaning into the sudden demise of the groom. The body has since been deposited at the morgue.
An accident has occurred at Airport junction claiming 3 lives on the Kasoa Winneba road. The accident involved a sprinter car which was heading from Accra to Winneba and a a taxi with registration number GW 1995 heading from Winneba to Kasoa. The driver on board the taxi died on the spot while two other passengers on board the sprinter car died with the driver and several other passengers sustaining serious injuries. The injured have been rushed to the Winneba Government Hospital.
Residents of Bonsuoko a farming community in the Awutu Senya West have been attacked by land guards. During the attack, one resident, Dominic Arthur was shot and several others injured. The community has been forced to close all schools due to fear attacks on their kids. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Nana Yaw said the guards are suspected to have come from Sekyere who are fighting residents Bonsuoku over a parcel of land. The land guards he noted threatened to return to attack the residents. Trading activities he added, has also halted due to the attacks. Assembly Member of the area, Mr. Alex, said they are in talks with the police to provide them with security to foil any more attacks.  
A physically challenged, Georgina Ahoofe escaped death narrowly after she attempted suicide by poisoning claiming that, she has no love and was being discriminated against. Georgina Ahoofe, from information gathered by Nyankonton Mu Nsem indicates that she [victim] had not had any man propose to her before and was extremely worried despite her beauty. The victim lives with her parents at Domeabra a small village in the Western Region within the Amenfi district. Georgina Ahoofe who is believed to be in early thirties consumed a poisonous substance suspected to be DDT but was quickly rushed to the hospital. Doctors we were told managed to extract the poisonous substance from her body and she is currently responding to treatment.
A thirty-eight (38) year old father of one, Michael Okine has hanged himself to death at Anofo within the Nsawam/Addoagyire Constituency of the Eastern Region. According to his sister, Naomi Nanor, Okine never complained of any challenges beyond his control to her hearing when he was alive. But an eyewitness, Kwame Alex narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, the deceased once told his peers he may embark on a journey-of-no-return. Reasons for his action remains unknown. He was found hanging in his room after his door was forced opened. His body has since been deposited at the morgue  
Information available to Nyankonton Mu Nsem indicates that an articulator driver has been hit to death by another car in the Jaman South district of the Brong Ahafo Region. According to an eyewitness account, the driver got out of his car from his truck, to check a fault on his car not knowing that there was another car was also coming from his back and unfortunately knocked him down. The witness continued that, the private car after knocking the driver down, sped off but was chased by some motor riders until he was caught and handed over to the police. The deceased he said laid down for a while before people recognized he had been knocked down. He was rushed to the Saint Mary's Hospital at Drobo but could not survive.
A jilted boyfriend, Richard Dapaa, 24 a resident at Sunkwa in the Amenfi West District of the Western Region has committed suicide by poisoning himself to death. The deceased according to reports filed by Odeshiaba Tahiru, received a text message on his phone purportedly sent by his girlfriend Matilda Antwi that he was fed up with their relationship and wanted to quit. Richard Dapaa reportedly threatened to kill himself after the girlfriend decided to jilt him, and pleaded with her [Matilda Antwi] to rescind her decision. But the lady maintained, she could no longer date him [deceased]. Richard Dapaa is said to have carried out his threat yesterday. Efforts to revive him failed. The family reported the incident to the police and requested to bury their departed due to the circumstances leading to his death. The deceased has since been buried.  
Students and staff of DC Primary School at Kofikrakrom in the Western Region are in great fear over alleged sakawa rituals performed in their classroom. The pupils came to school early Monday morning only to find cola nuts, red cloth, charcoal, a needle and stains suspected to blood. According to reports gathered by Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the items were found in more than one classroom. Pupils of the school have expressed their fears in entering their classrooms for lessons. Meanwhile, activities of blood money popularly known as sakawa according to residents is on the increase who many young people performing one ritual or the other just to gain wealth. Some residents have also expressed their fears and are therefore calling on traditional leaders in the area to intervene.
Residents of Domeabra in the Sekyere South district in the Ashanti Region with a population of over 1, 000 are worried about the state of the community. They claimed the community lacks access to a lot of facilities that hinders development. ''The road that links Agona and Domeabra is in a very poor state. The situation is worse when it rains. We cannot travel on the road. Farm produce are left to go waste because we are not able to travel due to the poor nature of the road,'' one resident told Nyankonton Mu Nsem. ''We have no light in this community. The electrification project was done in some selected communities. This is affecting healthcare delivery and education, because when the nurses and teachers are posted here, they don't stay for long. This has affected services delivered at the clinic. The clinic has only 1 mid-wife. ''The clinic was constructed for residents and so we appeal to government to intervene and ensure that he provide the needed resources to enable it function effectively,'' some women also said when they spoke with Nyankonton Mu Nsem. Assemblyman of the area, Hon. Asare Marfo in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem, expressed his bitterness at the challenges confronting the community saying, they lack access portable drinking water, and the source of drinking water he added is polluted endangering the lives of residents. According to him, the situation is terrible since the situation led to an out break of cholera recently. He added, they lack access to a a classroom block, a situation which is forcing children to travel long hours to schools in other communities The only mid-wife who spoke with us on reason of anonymity shared her challenges she is facing as a result of she being the only officer stationed at the clinic.
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