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A 30 year old lady has reportedly hacked her grandmother's ear for interfering in her relationship thus causing her fiancee to breakup with her. The lady, Yaa Darkoah resides with her grandmother at Boamankrom in the Ashanti Region. According to information gathered, the lady after she visited her fiancee last night was confronted by the grandmother who had already warned Yaa Darkoah to desist from dating his fiancee. The grandmother Agyemang Tamakloe said believes the boy is irresponsible hence she [Yaa Darkoah] should not date him. The lady was angered by the insults hurled on her by the grandmother and allegedly hacked her ear with a club and further made an attempt to stab her with a knife but was prevented by a mob. She is currently on admission at the hospital.  
Kpogu is a farming community which is a suburb of Wa in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region. Hard Labour has become the order of the day among residents of Kpogu in the  municipality. Local quarrying is the main occupation left for  vulnerable in the community especially during the dry season, this vulnerable group have to dig deep the ground to extract stones for cracking. Pick axes and shovels as well as hammers are the tools these operators used in the business. This is just for them to earn a living. A trip of the cracked stones is sold for GHC60.00 with which they usually used about a month to obtain a full trip. Despite the hard nature of this work, workers sometimes suffer in the hands of some tipper truck drivers who swindled them of their trips of stones by not paying them their monies after carriage. Touring the site, an old woman, Satuunaama, 80 years and her two grandchildren were sighted, narrating her ordeal, she indicated that she was the only person responsible for the upkeep of her grandchildren as the father has passed on and their mother too has run away living them in her care. She sadly noted that despite the hard nature of the work with her condition, she and her colleagues have been duped of their trips of stones. Meanwhile, the act of this operators has denied that particular portion of the land its vegetation cover which rendered it unsuitable for farming activities.  By: Saeed Fatawu.  
Residents are still astonished at the demand of a cocoa farmer who caught his wife and another man having sex in a bush at Sefwi in the Ashanti Region. The farmer Opanyin Yaw Gyan caught his wife and the man on a cocoa farm in the act and is demanding for an amount of GHC G500 to allow sleeping dogs lie. He reported the incident to the Traditional Council who later adjudicated the matter and when the farmer was asked what he wanted, he demanded for the amount. The Council as shocked as they were asked the farmer for the second and third time if indeed he wanted GHC 500 to settle the matter. The Council after a careful deliberation charged the granted Yaw Gyan's request and asked his offender to pay him the money and further purchase two rams which will be used for cleansing purposes at on the farm where he had sex with Gyan's wife.  
A 40-year old woman has been accused of poisoning her husband to death at Attakrom in the Ashanti Region for being a drunkard. From information gathered, the woman, Eno Akorah went to consult a traditional priest to prepare a concoction for her; so she could mix it with food for the husband to 'heal' him as an alcoholic. The woman allegedly mixed her husband's meal with the concoction prepared for her by the priest last evening,  with the hope that it will work as she had requested. But the deceased reportedly started complaining of stomach ache after consuming the meal. He fell and started convulsing on the floor before shocked friends, family and witnesses rushed him to the hospital but died on the way. Relatives of the deceased are accusing the Eno Akorah of intentionally poisoning her husband to death but the suspect has denied the claims saying that she only meant well for the husband who she wanted to stop drinking.
An NDC Young man by name Prosper Aflamevu who walked from Tamale to Kintampo has ones again walked from Tamale to Yendi as what he call "Walk for Mahama". The NDC and Mahama faithful in March this year walked from Tamale to Kintampo in the Brong  Ahafo region spending eleven days on the journey. The most recent one he embarked on was from Tamale to Yendi spending three days one the way. On his journey, he took along some farming inputs like fertilizers, weedicide and 5 bales of second hand clothes (fosse) to be distributed to the people within the farming communities of the Yendi municipality. Speaking to Rainbow radio's Prince Kwame Tamakloe, Prosper, explained that, very soon Ghanaians will be going to the polls, and one thing he can do to support His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and the NDC is what he has began. He added that his next journey will be Tamale to Saboba and then Tamale to Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region. He used the opportunity to plead with  all Ghanaians to embrace Peace before, during and after the November 7 general elections. By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
A 25 year-old cocoa farmer, Richard Kusi has hanged himself to death on his yet to be harvested cocoa farm at Mempeasem, a small community in the Western Region due to what he [deceased] described as maltreatment and cheating by his landlord. Nyankonton Mu Nsem's Odeshiaba Tahiru reported that, the deceased used to work for his landlord, one Samson as a caretaker on his [landlord's] farm but never received any remuneration for his services. Richard Kusi is said to have complained bitterly over the failure for his landlord to pay him, a situation the deceased said brought untold financial hardship on him and his family. The deceased was found hanging dead on his cocoa farm dead. He was buried after the family had informed the police of the incident.
A six (6) yer-old boy has met his untimely death after he was trapped to death on an orange tree Monday afternoon. The incident occurred Yawmatwa Nkwanta in the Bia District of the Western Region. The deceased, Solomon Denyiri reportedly climbed the orange tree to plug some oranges but he was unfortunately caught in the orange tree by the shirt; and was left hanging on a branch of the tree. He reportedly cried loudly for help but to no avail and died before people rushed to the scene to save him.  
A 11 year old boy has accidentally killed a near year-old girl with his father's hunting gun loaded with loaded with bullet at Ateiku, a farming community in the Western Region. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Akwasi Brako said the 11 year-old boy at around 11 am this morning took the gun which was hanging in his father's room. The father had gone on a hunting spree last night but failed to off load the bullets from the gun. The boy took the gun and mistakenly shot the gun into the head of the 9 year-old deceased. The hunter whose name was given as Brother Danso was not at home when the incident occurred but he later reported himself to the police after he got to know of the bizarre incident. Body of the deceased has since been deposited at the morgue.
A hunter has handed himself over to the police at Manso Ahuoso in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, after he  mistakenly shot a 'human' antelope which happened to be his friend, Akwasi K, who happened to be a hunter as well. The strange incident according to information gathered happened on Sunday May 22, 2016 at Manso Abuoso. The deceased on a hunting spree chanced upon an antelope grazing in the bush. He reportedly went home to inform his bosom friend, Akwasi Oppong to help him gun down the antelope. Akwasi Oppong wielding his gun followed his friend into the bush with the hope of laying hands on the antelope. Upon reaching the farm, Akwasi Oppong reportedly fired his gun at the antelope while the deceased stood behind him, but he heard a loud scream ''you've killed me'' after firing the gun. The antelope according to Alexander Asare chased Akwasi Oppong who took to his heels and after taking shield behind a tree, he saw his friend lying in a pool of blood. The incident according some residents is strange and some are still in dismay trying come to terms with it.
A bridegroom has met his untimely death during a reception to climax his holy matrimony Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred at Tafo Pankrono in the Ashanti Region. Collins Anim, deceased and Ruth Oduro, bride were joined in holy matrimony at a wedding ceremony today [Saturday].  The groom Collins Anim  reportedly collapsed and died few minutes later during the refreshment ceremony after he had tied the nuptial with his wife, Ruth Anim (Mrs.) at Pankrono branch of the Pentecost Church in Kumasi. Witnesses, family members and families of the couple are extremely shocked at the unfortunate incident with many reading meaning into the sudden demise of the groom. The body has since been deposited at the morgue.
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