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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.
A 16 year old girl has reportedly attempted suicide after her parents forced her to marry a middle aged man in the Upper West region. The victim, Deli according to a report filed by Nuhu Abuu indicates that, she was being forced to marry the 50 year old man who she resisted on several occasions.   She is currently in a critical condition at the hospital after consuming a bottle of DDT, Nuhu added.
A 19 year old girl and resident from Jinigini Kofi in the Bia East district of the Western region took her own life shortly after she reportedly exchanged words with her father. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, our reporter Sir Joe explained that, the deceased was confronted by the father over her relationship with her fiancée. The deceased, Constance Amankwaa our reporter noted was advised to end her relationship with the boy because he was lazy. However, she insisted that she would not end the relation as the father had requested.   The father had also warned that he would not take responsibility for her upkeep if she refuse to adhere to his advice, a situation Sir Joe added informed the deceased decision to take her own life. She was found dead in her room after she had threatened to kill herself.
A 33 year old man has died after a tree fell on him at Sefwi Adjoafua in the Bia West district of the Western region. The deceased Yaw Manu a driver , met his untimely death while hunting with another friend. Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Odeshiaba Kwadwo Wusu said, the deceased was buried to the ground after a strong wind broke the tree which fell and buried him to the ground. According  to Kwadwo Wusu, it took a lot of efforts before residents were able to remove the mortal remains of the deceased, however, he was decomposed.  
Pastor Yaw Mensah a resident of Odumase in the Ashanti region, has reportedly clubbed her teenage daughter for getting pregnant. The suspect according to Abdul Malik Anokye, our regional correspondent, was angered after he found out that the daughter was four months pregnant. The victim who is a junior high school leaver the father said, was due for secondary school but due to her pregnancy, she had to stay home. Narrating the incident, Abdul Malik Anokye said the victim suddenly fell unconscious after the suspect [Father] clubbed her. She is currently on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital . Malik Anokye who  has been monitoring the situation added that, the victim may lose the pregnancy following the impact of the attack on her.
Teachers and boarding students of the Tamale Secondary School in the Northern region fear for their lives as wee smokers and armed robbers consistently break into their rooms as some also attempt to rape the students. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Prince Kwame Tamakloe explained that, the alleged wee smokers trail and rob the teachers on their way to teach while they also attack the female students in their dormitories. Speaking at the 65th Anniversary of the Tamasco Senior High School, Wilberforce Adams, Headmaster of school, lamented over the attacks and passionately appealed to the security agencies to take immediate steps to address the challenges before it goes out of hand. In a related development, running mate of Nana Akufo Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and an old student of the school, donated an ambulance to his Alma mater.  
The Electoral Commission (EC) has cleared 147 parliamentary aspirants in the Greater Accra. According to EC, the nominees successfully met all the requirements for the contest. Director of Elections at the EC for the Greater Accra Region, Kwame Amoah said, “All the 147 candidates who filed have gone through successfully so they can all be confirmed as parliamentary candidates across the 34 constituencies we have in Greater Accra.'' The commission he explained did not disqualify any candidate because it educated all the aspirants on how the nomination forms were to be filled. “NDC filed in all the 34, as well as NPP. PPP filed in 24 constituencies, CPP, in 30 constituencies, GCPP, only one and PNC 6.  Hassan Ayariga’s ACP also filed  in 4 constituencies, and we have 8 independent candidates.” “All those who picked the nomination forms, we took their contacts so when the details of how we would process the nomination forms came out, we got in touch with them so that they would be able to fill the forms well and then to be able to submit the forms within the specified period,” he added.
Information reaching Nyankonton Mu Ndem say, an unknown car has knocked down an unknown person with his head ''torn off'' at Pokuase, part of the Accra-Nsawam road. The Assembly Man of the area, Hon. Gad Yeboah confirmed the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem. According to him, residents woke up early morning Wednesday to witness the bizarre incident. The situation he said has worsen traffic in the area and the police he added were yet to come to the scene. ''We cannot identify him because his head has been damaged beyond recognition. His brain has gashed out. He is in a gray long sleeves shirt and his trouser is torn,'' the Assembly Man stated.  
A 37 year old man, Kofi Inkoom has been stripped naked by the Awutu Brekum Watch Night Dog Committee and beaten severely for allegedly stealing 15 goats. Kofi Nkoom reportedly stole the goats from Winneba with two other accomplices who are currently on the run. In his confession, the victim said, they stole the goats from Winneba but their vehicle developed a fault upon reaching Winneba. The two other accomplices sensing danger absconded but luck eluded Kofi Inkoom who was arrested by the group, attacked and beaten. According to Andy the eyewitness, the victim was also tied to a poll because he was caught in the evening and as part of punishment given to alleged thieves, residents are allowed to also beat them. The victim is said to be in a critical condition and on admission at the hospital.  
News available to Nyankonton Mu Nsem indicates that a 120 year old man has shot himself to death at Adansi Awuruyi near Edubiase in the Ashanti region. The deceased, Opanyin Kofi Akropong is said to have carried out his act because he was tired of staying alive. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Andy said, Opanyin Kofi Akropong suffered hallucination and always complained of an army of soldiers and police  attacking him. The deceased according to police report used a double barrel gun to shot himself dead. Investigations have commenced into the incident.
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