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A 30 year old unemployed man has committed suicide after testing positive for HIV/AIDS at Dadieso in the Western region. He was reported to have consumed a substance suspected to be DDT. The deceased according to a report filed by Sir Joe died after he was rushed to the hospital. Meanwhile, his HIV status has sparked fear among some young ladies he had had an affair with in the area.  
The body of a suspected prostitute believed to be in her twenties has been found dead in a gutter at Market Circle, Takoradi. Reports gathered indicates that packets of unused condoms were found on her. She was also smelling of alcohol some eyewitnesses told Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Sir Joe. Some of the residents who were gathered at the scene told our reporter that the incident is the first time neither is it surprising as it has occurred several times. Some of them said they suspect that the killers usually employs the services of the prostitutes, transfuse their blood for ritual purposes and later dump them in the gutter.
A priest and head pastor of a church (name of church withheld), at Ejisu in the Ashanti region has been assaulted by a lady church member, after she caught him in an affair with another church member. The lady whose name was only given as Ama accused the pastor of tricking her to abort her pregnancy after the two have dated for sometime. Ama said she was convinced that the pastor will take her to altar, however, she was jilted after terminating her pregnancy. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Abdul Malik Anokye said, the lady caught the pastor and her rival having sex in bed. However an attempt to enter his room was foiled by a woman suspected to a sister to the pastor. She told the woman to go and tell the pastor that she came to collect her balance of GHC 50 cedis after adding it to an amount of GHC 100 she was given by the pastor to abort the pregnancy. She made an attempt to break the pastor's sliding door estimated at GHC 1, 200 cedis. The pastor suspecting that the lady could carry out her threat came out to warn Ama to rescind her decision. He was reported to have paid the money. The noise drew the attention of some residents in the area. According to Malik Anokye, the pastor who is noted for delivering women in his church from fornication usually sleeps with them. He has currently being nicknamed, 'Sofo Biegya' literally mean Pastor Open Fire in the local dialect. Meanwhile the landlady who rented the apartment to the pastor wants him to park out although his tenancy agreement is yet to expire. The pastor has vowed not to vacate the apartment.  
The Akwapim South National Democratic Congress (NDC) branch chairman Aburi Sec-Tec Zone 1, Halidu Abubakar says, he and his executives have resolved to stay away from the 7th December elections. According to him, the national executives have ignored the branch and are only interested in their concerns Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Halidu Abubakar said the party seems not to care about any activities at the branch level. He explained that they are having a difficult time especially to finance activities at the branch level. He indicated that they will take steps to meet the executives but should that engagement fail, they will maintain their decision to boycott party activities and the general election.
Three persons have been injured in a gas explosion which occurred at Dominase, in the Ashanti region Wednesday morning, it has been reported. The injured persons have been rushed to the hospital for medical attention, SK Quaye told Nyankonton Mu Nsem in a report. According to him, the gas which exploded belonged to a woman [name withheld] in the area. He said, the woman complained of a leakage on the gas and later sent it for servicing yesterday.  
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.
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