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A fetish priest whose name was given as Nana Tebi aka spiritual bulldozer, based in Kumasi has allegedly drugged and raped a childless woman. The victim, Madam Janet is said to have gone to the priest to assist her deliver after five years of coping with childlessness. Nana Tebi reportedly mixed some herbs and gave it to his victim to drink. Janet after consuming the substance fell into a deep sleep and the suspect allegedly took advantage and had sex with her. Our regional correspondent, Abdul Malik Anokye said, the victim, after realising what the priest had done to her, went to mobilize a group of people to attack him, but he was gone before the group arrived. He has been warned not to return to the town or risk losing his life.
The Women's Fellowship of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) Adeiso in the Eastern region are appealing to the president to assist women in the region. According to the women's group, government needs to assist women in the area by providing them with incentives to reduce poverty. President of the women's fellowship, Mrs Florence Odoi speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration of the church said, although the fellowship has been able to assist some women with training skills, they are not able to sustain their small skill businesses due to financial challenges. She also appealed to government to reconsider rewarding hardworking poor women who are into farming instead of rewarding farmers who she said, are well to do. She indicated that women in the area are contributing immensely to farming hence, the need for them to be assisted.  
District pastor for the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) in the Bia West District of the Western region,  Reverend PK Yirenkyi has cautioned women against the use of make up and extravagant dressing. According to him, the use of make up have both physical and spiritual effects on women. Making reference to Corinthians he said, the Apostle Paul in his letter advised women to dress in a manner that is Godly. He said, women who dress extravagantly are mostly possessed by evil spirit and controlled by these spirits for their evil machination. Marriage he said sometimes elude women who dresses extravagantly, since most men fears to approach such women. He has therefore called on the Christian community to preach against extravagant lifestyles among women.
A young lady was nearly gang raped by three young men at Tetrem in the Western Region. The victim whose name was only given as  Jennifer, is said to have met one of the gang members on Facebook where they agreed to date. The victim according to Sir Joe agreed to meet the Facebook lover in the Western Region where she was nearly gang raped. She travelled from Accra with the hope of meeting her nearly found love but unknown to her, the Facebook lover had allegedly arranged with two other friends to have sex with her. The victim is said to have screamed for help after she realized that the new lover had plotted with his friends to sexually abuse her. But for the timely intervention of neighbors around, the gang would have raped her, he added. Meanwhile the gang of three are currently at large.
A mother of two on Thursday morning nearly lost her life  after she was almost swallowed by a strange animal. The woman whose name was only given as Auntie Mercy according to information gathered defied an order by the traditional leaders of Sefwi Donkorkrom banning natives from going to farm on Thursdays. According to Nyankonton Mu Nsem's  Sir Joe, the victim in the early hours of Thursday [5:30am] went to farm but unfortunately she was reportedly attacked by an animal which residents believes to be the deity of the land. The traditional leaders he added some few days ago, invoked the deity to deal with anyone who defies the order. The invocation according to him was due to the disregard for the order by some youth in the area. The strange animal is said to have dragged the victim deep into the bush but could not swallow the woman because the traditional leaders performed some rites to appease the gods. He added, the woman had gone to the bush to harvest some foodstuffs to feed her children. According to Sir Joe, pictures they took of the strange animal was blur.
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.
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