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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.  
The Wa Municipal Assembly has donated 25 bags of rice and 25 gallons of cooking oil to schools who travelled from various villages to reside at exams centers in the Wa township to partake in this year's BECE exams. The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha presented this donation on behalf of the Assembly to the beneficiaries this morning at the various exams centers.  The MCE called on candidates to do their best to uplift the current percentage of BECE performance in the municipality which remains 40% for the past years. 55 schools are writing this year's BECE papers and the total number of candidates expected to take in this exams in the municipality are 2,500 candidates comprising 1,235 boys with 1,265 candidates being girls. As of the time the press visited the exams centers one person was reported absent. Meanwhile, the municipal director of Education, Madam Afusata express her happiness as the total number of girls out weigh the boys figure by 30 candidates which is the first time female candidates exceed the males in the municipality when it comes to BECE exams.  By: Saeed Fatawu.
Some traders in Assin Fosu have threatened a naked demonstration against the Assin North Municipal Assembly.   The traders had their stores and wares guttered bu a perilous fire has a year ago,  losing several thousands of Ghana cedis.   According to the traders, they have been neglected by the municipal assembly, after one year of 'sweet promises' made to them.   The traders says the fire has rendered them financially handicapped, with many of them finding it difficult to fend for their families.   The traders chanting war songs expressed their disappointment in government and have also threatened to boycott the elections come November 7, should go the polls ass proposed by the Electoral Commission (EC).   Meanwhile, the Assin North National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) coordinator, Mr. Godwin Owusu has called on the traders to hold their gun as efforts are far advanced to support affected victims.  
Sixteen year-old Sampson Preprah has reportedly committed suicide five days after hacking his father's hand off, at Manso Twupease in the Ashanti Region. It will be recalled that, Nyankonton Mu Nsem on June 1, 2016 reported that, the deceased after an argument with his father, Owusu Peprah hacked his [victim's] hand. The deceased had dropout out of school and has joined friends to engage in illegal mining activities popularly known as galamsey. He was reported to be an active smoker of Indian hemp popularly called 'wee'. His father on the said day, confronted his son to go back to school and stop working as an illegal miner. The deceased who was angered by his father's complaints allegedly hacked his hand with a machete and went into hiding. He was discovered by a farmer hanging dead on a tree Sunday morning. According to Abdul Malik Anokye, the deceased will in hiding called friends on regular basis to inquire about the health of his father. He is said to have expressed rumours for his action before hanging himself to death. The body has since been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.  
Fire has gutted a house Worakese in Ashanti Mampong and has claimed the lives of a man and his three children. The fire started at around 11 am through to 2am Thursday dawn. The victims according to reports filed by an eyewitness, were trapped in their bedroom as efforts to break into the metallic doors proved futile. The mortal remains of the departed were deposited at the Asante Mampong district hospital.
The economic hardship in the country has claimed the life of a young Ghanaian. The deceased was a resident of Afiduase at Koforidua in the Eastern Region. He was found hanging dead on a dead mango tree. It is largely speculated that, the deceased identified as Abass committed suicide by hanging himself with a nylon thread on the dead mango tree which from reports gathered, has been chopped off. Abass, an unemployed, returned from Togo three days ago with another friend after attempts to seek greener pastures failed. The deceased according to residents had complained bitterly of his economic situation and wished he was rather in prison than the experience he went through in Togo. According to a friend he spoke with before hanging himself, the deceased was frustrated and wanted things to work for him, hence he was not surprised that Abass hanged himself. Reports has it that, Abass went through very serious economic challenges while in Togo, with no job and a stable life. His body has since been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.  
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