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Some residents at Sefwi Maafiya in the Western region have reportedly fled their homes to sleep in the bush following attacks on them by illegal miners who are mostly Chinese nationals. The residents have also accused the police and the military of collaborating with the illegal miners to carry out their activities. According to them, they can no longer go to farm or carry out their trading activities. Schools in the locality according to Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s correspondent, Christopher Anto have closed down.    
A 28 year-old boy Nana Yaw aka Weezy who went in for money rituals popularly known as sakawa but failed to abide by the instructions given him, has stabbed middle aged woman at Akache in the Volta region. According to the Head Pastor of Jesus Power Ministry, whose sister in-law was stabbed, Nana Yaw was instructed to sleep with a mentally deranged woman as part of the rituals to fortify and make him get money. He was however unable to meet the requirement, and reportedly went mad. Speaking in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Pastor Agya Daadie said the boy had his body tattooed as part of the rituals and because the tattoo was a covenant, and the boy failed, he went mad. According to him, he received a call informing him that, a boy has gone mad and his help was needed. ''I instructed them to bring him to the Volta Region but when they arrived, they met my absence so i instructed them to wait. However, as they were waiting, they failed to pay attention on him, and he picked an object and stabbed my sister-in-law.'' He has however affirmed that the sakawa boy has been delivered and his in-law also now in a stable condition.
A 50 year-old woman, Yaa Kate has committed suicide by hanging herself with a sponge at Nsuem near Amamfrom in the Eastern region. Reasons for committing the suicide according to an eyewitness account is not readily known but others are claiming that, she [deceased] was being haunted by a ghost. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the eye witness, Emmanuel said the husband of the deceased retruned home from a journey and asked of the wife but no one knew of her whereabouts and so he [husband] decided to go home. Upon reaching home, he realized the door was looked. He called the wife but her phone was not going through. So he forced the door opened. After forcing the door opened, the husband found the wife hanging dead, Emmanuel added. According to him, a mixture which the deceased had extracted from some herbs and pills were found in the room.   The police was later notified and the body has since been deposited at the morgue.
A metro mass transit bus with a registration number As 3368-09 conveying some 80 Agogo Collins Senior High Students to Kumasi for an inter-schools sports competition caught fire on Thursday. Driver of the bus Yaw Amankwaa, narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the bus failed to spark when he made the attempt, and so, he got out of the bus and conducted a maintenance check on it. 'After  conducting the maintenance check, I went back into the bus and sparked it but I heard people shouting that the bus was on fire and so I rushed out, opened the engine and in a flash, I was pushed to the ground by the thick smoke from the engine, he said. According to him, he was not hurt. Some of the students on board the bus speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, they realized that smoke was   coming out of the bus so they rushed out of it only to see that the bus has caught fire. ''When we saw the smoke, we made the attempt to step out of the bus but our seniors told us to sit down but the smoke got worse and so we had no option but to rush out of the bus, one of the students said. All the students she added escaped unhurt.
Headmaster of Akweaman Senior High School, Mr. Kwami Atua Panyin has sacked almost all students of the School due to arrears owned by them. Teaching and learning for the past three days, has halted Prince Collins Bening our correspondent has said.   According to him, the situation has forced teachers to stop teaching as the number of students remained in the school are less.
A 14 year-old girl has been mobbed and attacked by a family on suspicion that she is a witch. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent, Abdul Razak said the victim whose name was only given as Jessica was dragged and brutally attacked. The incident occurred in the Brong Ahafo region where the victim resides. According to him, the victim who is now in a critical condition and on admission at the hospital was accused of killing a 13 year-old and some persons in the area.     No one has been arrested yet he Abdul Razak added.
A woman suspected to be a female commercial sex worker has been found dead with a fluid suspected to be sperms in her private at Krofrom a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region. According to reports, the victim who was drunk is believed to have been gang-raped. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio87.5Fm, our correspondent Abdul Malik Anokye said, the body was found at a popular hospitality facility lifeless. According to him, the victim prior to her death was since at dawn Tuesday drunk before her lifeless body was found later in the day.   The body has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
A kindergarten school building has collapsed killing six pupils  and injuring three others in Breman Gyambra in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the Central Region.   Four of the pupils died on the spot while the two later died at the Breman Asikuma Government Hospital on Tuesday morning.   According to witnesses, the collapsed building had developed cracks before collapsing on Tuesday. The police from the Asikuma Brakwa District Command rushed to the scene to help manage the situation. The injured are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.    
A 35 year old man, Kwasi Ackah has committed suicide by hanging himself with a sponge at Wassa Bonuama in the Western region. It remains unclear what informed his decision but, information gathered by Kwame Nyamekye, Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s reporter has it that, he [deceased] hanged himself because of a debt amounting to GHc 1, 200. The deceased according to him is also not known in the area and information had gone round for people to come and identify the body. The body has since been deposited at the morgue.    
A 40 year old man is standing accused for impregnating his step daughter and forcing her to abort the 3 month old pregnancy at Wamfie in the Brong Ahafo region. The 16 year old victim [name withheld] is said to be in a critical condition after bleeding profusely yesterday after trying to terminate the pregnancy. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, our correspondent, Abdul Razak said, Mr. Oppong the suspect, gave the victim a concoction to drink with the aim of aborting the pregnancy however she started bleeding profusely after consuming the concoction.   Razak added, she is currently in the hospital and her condition is serious.
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