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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.
A shocking but true story has left residents at Adukrom in the Western region still talking after a strange snake bit a drunkard to death.   The snake according to Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Christopher Anto, hid in the deceased room, and bit him to death after he entered his room Tuesday evening.   The deceased is said to have stepped on the snake unknowingly. He added that, no one has entered the room because the snake was still alive. Plans are underway to either burn or fumigate the room so the snake dies, he indicated.  
A trailer loaded with telecommunication mast has been involved in an accident on the Airport roundabout stretch of road.   According to an eye witness account, both the driver and his mate have sustained very serious injuries after their trailer which was driving at a top speed crashed into the ground.   The driver is said to have attempted making a u-turn at the roundabout before the long track crashed.   The eyewitness speaking to Rainbow Radio's Stephen Odame said, the trailer which was driving from the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout made a stop at the traffic light when the traffic device signal turn red and when the signal turned green, the trailer wanted to make a u-turn but it failed and crashed into the ground.   The situation he noted has worsened the traffic situation. Thee police at the time of publishing the story were yet to get to the scene.
A resident of Kparekpare a suburb of Dambai, Krachi East constituency met her ultimate death after a snake bit her vagina.   The 44 year old woman, whose name was given as Eyii according to reports filed by Kingsley Maamore together with the husband, Aziagome Akuvi who is a peasant farmer were returning from the farm when the unfortunate incident occurred.   According to him, the wife asked the husband to wait for her while she attends to nature's call. But while waiting patiently for the wife, he heard a loud shout from the direction of the wife, help help and when he got there, he saw the wife bitten by the snake in her vagina (clitoris).   The husband is said to have sent the wife to a traditional priest in the area for treatment, suspecting spiritual attack however, she not could survive the bite and died at the shrine of the priest.  
A traditional priest and a sick man who was brought to him for healing, have both drowned in the Pra River at Adnase Nsese in the Bosome Freho District of the Ashanti region. The priest had taken the sick man to bath in the river as part of rituals to get him healed. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Elder Mensah, native of the town said, the priest was warned not to enter the river but he defied the order claiming that, he was powerful. He revealed that, the police are yet to come to the area despite several calls placed to them. He added that, the bodies of the deceased are yet to be retrieved.      
A 19 year old boy and resident in Atebubu is being accused of impregnating a goat after he reportedly had sex with the animal. The case is now before the police and the chiefs in the area are expected to preside over the issue on Friday. However, the suspect whose name is yet to be established has absconded. Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the owner of the goat, Kwabena Nidoo said, the suspect came  into the goat's brothel to sleep with it.
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