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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.
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.   
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