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The mortal remains of a 40 year old man whose name was only given as Taller is being fought over between a Catholic Church and Traditional Leaders at Asuano, a suburb in the Ashanti region. According to our regional correspondent Agyemang Tamakloe, the Catholic Church is claiming that the deceased was a member of the church hence they should be allowed to carry out the final funeral rites whereas, the traditional Leaders are also claiming that, he [deceased] would be buried by them. The situation he noted has created uneasiness between the church and the rulers prompting the Chief in the area to intervene.    
A young man who got married on Christmas day is currently on the run after allegedly beating his newly wedded wife to pulp over infidelity. The incident occurred at Pakyi Number 2 in the Ashanti region. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, our regional correspondent Abdul Malik Anokye said, the victim slept outside her matrimonial home for three days in her former fiancee’s house. According to him, the victim was loaned an amount of GHc 2, 000 by her former fiancée to support her newly wedded husband during their wedding ceremony. Abdul Malik Anokye said, after the wedding, the couple received donations of GHc 3, 000 in excess of what they spent on the wedding hence the wife decided to pay the loan she contracted from her former fiancée. However, she spent three solid days with the guy who refused to let her go after realizing she used the money to sponsor her wedding, Abdul Malik added. The victim is currently on admission at the hospital receiving treatment.    
Residents of  Nkroful the hometown of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Kwame have expressed their disappointment in past and the current president over lack of development in the town. According to them, they lack access to good roads, schools, hospitals, electricity and other developmental projects. The situation they lamented undermines their progress and development. The chiefs according to Bannerhene our reporter were disappointed because they could not fathom why the town should be under developed.   They have therefore challenged the president-elect to ensure that they have their fair share of the national cake. Situated 83km west of Takoradi, in the hinterland of Ghana West Coast, the area around Nkroful is full of natural resources such as oil palm, coconut palm, cocoa and gold.  Nkroful is also home to the mystical River Subre, and it is close to three forest reserves – Draw River Forest Reserve, Ndumfri Forest Reserve, and Shelter Forest Reserve.  
A 40 year old man has been found dead in a gutter at Breman a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region. The deceased Owusu popularly referred to as 'Nsa Mu Hene' literally meaning king of alcohol who is a known drunkard is believed to have taken the opportunity following the declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as president-elect last week after the December 7, general election. Reporting the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent Abdul Malik Anokye said, the drunkard started his drinking spree immediately after Nana Addo won the polls and declared winner.   He was found dead in the gutter Tuesday evening. The body has since been deposited at the morgue.
The morning show host of a Saboba-based Radio Gaakii Matias Licho, has been attacked in a street rampage allegedly involving a vigilante group Azorka Boys belonging to the Northern Regional chairman of the NDC, Chief SofoAzorka.   Mathias speaking Rainbow Radio's Prince Kwame Tamakloe explained that he was attacked and beaten at a location near Saboba old market around the community center when he went to witness a clash between supporters of the National Democratic Congress and Mr Joseph Amuzu the party’s First Vice chairman in the region who resigned to contest as an Independent candidate. The incident which resulted in the destruction of posters and sign posts belonging to the independent candidate, saw one William Amuzu being slapped to the floor after a mop attack on him. "I went there to speak to my teammate, only to be attacked but unfortunately for them I've been able to identify the first three that slapped me" William narrated. According to him the case has been reported to the police and he awaiting a police reaction as soon as possible. Meanwhile when Rainbow radio spoke to the theSaboba district Police Commander, he confirmed the incident and have however assured their commitment into bringing to book the perpetrators of the clashes. Moreover the clash since yesterday has risen tension in the district capital with some residents saying, they are foreseeing a further rampage by close of the day.     By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
The overlord of the Gonja Traditional Kingdom, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I was sworn in as the President of the Northern regional House of Chiefs at a full house meeting in Tamale. Yagbonwura succeeds the paramount chief of the Mamprusi Traditional area, Naa Mahamai Sheriga Bohagu after his four year tenure of office. Naa Mahama after handing over the presidency of overlord of Gonjaland was also sworn into office as vice president and president respectively unopposed. Our regional correspondent, Prince Kwame Tamakloe said the newly elected President of the House of Chiefs went unopposed.    
One person has died with two other sustaining serious injuries after the car they drove in crashed in a fatal accident at Bawjiase in the Central Region.   The two who sustained the injuries have been rushed to a health centre. The victims are yet to be identified.   An eyewitness, Koo Adjei in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, the private car, Golf with registration number GK 2212 was on its way from Kasoa to Bawjiase and driving at a top speed somersaulted and rammed into a bush.     The driver in the car died on the spot while the two other passengers a woman and a child sustained injuries, the eyewitness added.    
Reports reaching Nyankonton Mu Nsem from Ahyiahem indicates that the linguist and head of family at Gomoa have been poisoned to death. The incident occurred yesterday [Wednesday] our reporter Banahene said. Narrating the incident, he said the linguist and the head of family went on an official duty and upon return back to the palace, the linguist brought in water which they both drunk to quench their thirst. They later retired to their beds with the hope of returning back to the place to preside over a case but unfortunately, the two were found dead when some elders had gone to call them for the meeting. It remains unclear what actually killed the two elders but some are alleging that the water they consumed was poisoned.   The remains of the deceased persons, Okyeame Kwadwo Afum and Abusuapanyin Kwame Asare have been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.          
A 62 year old chainsaw operator, Opanyin Kofi Kyere today [Thursday] met his untimely death at Anwiahiaso in the Adansi North district of the Ashantio region, after a tree he was felling crashed him. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Isaac Okyem our correspondent said, the deceased was contracted by a cocoa farmer to fell trees on his farm for him but could not survive after the incident. His remains have been deposited at the morgue pending autopsy.    
Some parents in Krakrom of the Western region have raised red flags over the abuse of their wards at the Krakrom LA Primary School. The parents are complaining over the way and manner teachers are using their wards to harvest cocoa on their farms and other household chores during school hours. Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Christopher Anto in a report filed on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the teachers are taking advantage of the cocoa season and using the pupils to work on their farms during school hours. The aggrieved parents he noted, marched to the school to warn the management and teachers to desist from using their wards to work on their farms during school hours.   They have threatened to chase out the teachers if they fail to stop abusing their wards who according to them, have become truants.
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