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Drama unfolded at Adukrom in the Ashanti Region after two fish mongers attacked and harmed each other over voodoo accusations and counter accusations. The two who are currently battling their lives at the hospital accused each other of using magic to sell. They accused themselves of spiritually selling human and dog meat to prospective customers. The hot exchange according to Abdul Malik Anokye resulted in a fight where they two reportedly injured each other. The two Yaa Eyamsem 49 and Eno Amponsah 56 have for  many years remained at logger heads but eyewitnesses in an interview with our correspondent said they are yet to establish reasons for the fight. According to Anokye other traders failed to separate the two women after they have exposed themselves of selling 'human meat' to their customers. He added, Eno Amponsah is yet to gain consciousness while Yaa Eyamsem has been discharged. Traditional leaders in the area have vowed to preside over the matter after the police declined to investigate spiritual and witchcraft matters.
A 15 -year old Junior High School (JHS) student was reportedly caught  having sex with a sheep at Huniso in the Prestea-Huni Valley District in the Western Region. Some residents have described the action by the boy as strange, our reporter Francis Kattah said. According to him, some residents heard the sheep bleating in an usual way and when they rushed to the scene, they were amazed to find the culprit having 'a good time' with the sheep. When he was caught, he failed to say anything although he was asked the reason for his action. The residents are awaiting the arrival of the chief so they report the incident to him, for the needed action be taken.  
Concerns have been have been raised at Asuotwene in the Upper West Akyim District in the Eastern region about school going age pupils spending  their time on watching telenovela as against studies. The rate of teenage pregnancy has also not reduced, causing opinion leaders worries. Our Eastern regional correspondent, Prince Collins Benning said truancy in the area is high students prefers to dedicate their time to unnecessary ventures than their education. Chairman of the Presbyterian Basic School Parents Teacher Association (PTA), Mr. Hayford Tetteh appealed to authorities to adopt measures to resolve the issue. Assemblywoman for the area, Hon. Theresa also called on the traditional leaders to assist in implementing activities that can help reduce rate of teenage pregnancy.
Report reaching Nyankonton Mu Nsem from Oduman Junction at Ablekuma within the Greater Accra region has it that a goat, meant for the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr has managed to escape owner's premises. The owner, an old man, was spotted chasing after the goat in the middle of the highway linking Awosjhie and Pokuase. An eyewitness, Nana Amireku narrating the story said all three information centres within the community had announced the missing goat but the owner is yet to lay hands on it. Nana Mireku said when they saw the old man running in the middle of highway, they begun to ask question as to why an old man of his age could running in the middle of the highway until they realised the man had lost his goat valued between GHC 400-600 cedis.
An alleged mobile phone thief has been forced to drink his own urine after he was caught by some residents of Nketiah Krom in the Western region. According to Odeshiaba Kwadwo Wusu who reported the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the 25 year old suspected is serial thief who has embarked on a number of stealing spree in the area. He was severely beaten and made to urinate and drink his own urine, reported Wusu. The residents he added, told him to desist from stealing from people again.
A mentally challenged man has reportedly raped his sister at gun point at Baniekrom in the Ashanti region.   According to an eye witness account, the mentally challenged man, Kwadwo Boamah on Wednesday morning, wielding a knife and a gun pounced on the sister forcing her to have sex with him.   However, the sister according to Abdul Malik Anokye resisted the attempt and tried to but  sustained very serious knife injuries.   Neighbours in area upon hearing loud shouts rushed to the scene only to meet Boamoah naked and in the process of sexual assaulting his sister.   Kwadwo Boamah was reportedly attacked by the angry mob and later handed over to the police. But due to his condition, the police advised the family to take precautionary measures to prevent such situations in the future.  
A 6 year-old girl whose name was given as Gloria, has met her untimely death after a dog bit her on her way from school. The sad incident occurred at Sampa a suburb in the Brong Ahafo region, late afternoon, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The deceased died on the way to the hospital.    Parents of the deceased according to Kwaku Aboroway who filed the report, attacked the owner of the dog over the death of their daughter. According to the parents, they suspect a spiritual attack and have vowed to use all means possible to establish the true cause of death. Tension is currently brewing between the two parties; traditional leaders in the area have taken over the issue to find a lasting solution to it.
Frantic efforts are underway by the Damango Police to find a woman who is alleged to have dumped a 2 weeks old baby into a refuse dump The 2-week old  baby is reported to have been concealed in a box and dumped. The 28 year-old mother reportedly dumped the baby because the supposed father of the baby had denied responsibility.  According to an eyewitness, the mother  was rejected by her family at the time of her pregnancy because, she could not identify who was responsible since she dated more than a man. The lady whose name was given as Asibi dumped the baby because she could not identify the father of the baby, because of her multiple relationship with men. Baba Salifu in an interview with Rainbow Radio's Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, the man who she claimed was responsible for her baby denied on the premise that, he was not the only man the lady date. Narrating how the baby was rescued, Baba Salifu said some children who had gone dump refuse heard the sound of a baby covered in a polythene bag and concealed in a box. They quickly raised an alarm and the baby was rescued.   The newly born baby is reported to have been concealed in a box and dumped.  
A mentally challenged man brandishing an offensive weapon inflicted wounds in the head of a waakye seller at Aboabo a suburb in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. According to Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Abdul Malik Anokye, the mentally challenged man on a daily basis goes to the seller to beg for food.  But the victim, Imaa Ajara who was busy serving her customers  on the day of attack, asked the mentally challenged man to wait until she had finished serving her clients before attending to him. However, this infuriated him [man man] and reportedly went for a club which he used to hit the victim in the head.  The victim according to Anokye had a deep cut in the head but was quickly rushed to the hospital where her cut was stitched. The mentally challenged man was however not spared, as some customers lynched him for attacking her victim.
Some residents  yesterday evening, caught a highly respected man  at night having sex with a mentally challenged woman, at Sefwi Boodi in the Western Region. The suspect, Mr. Samuel Senkyire believed to be in his early 40s, was caught pants down penetrating the mentally challenged woman. When interrogated on why he indulged in such act, the man  said that this is not the first time he had had sex with mentally challenged woman. According to him, sleeping with the woman increases his wealth and forms part of rituals he is expected to carry out once every month. The residents who caught him threatened to send him before the chief of the town but he promised to give them money. He is reportedly married with three lovely children.  
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