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Twenty-five year old Daniel Agragi is battling for survival at the hospital after he was allegedly brutalized by some police personnel stationed at the Sofoline Police station in Kumasi. According to Daniel, he lodged a complaint at the police station over his stolen items but the police asked him to go home since they were not going to serve him. The police personnel accused him of being a criminal, hence they don't think his items could be stolen by anyone. Daniel Agragi insisted that his complaint be captured as the police are there to maintain law and order. This angered the police officers who allegedly pounced on the victim, lashed his back multiple times with canes and  booted him out after he had suffered severer bodily injuries. Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, his senior sister said his not a  criminal as alleged by the police officers. They are therefore calling for justice.  
A motorcyclist and repairer has died in a crash in Juaboso. The deceased was riding a motorbike which was brought to him for repairs by one Okwonkwo when he lost control and crashed multiple times into a ditch at around 8pm last night. The deceased suffered severer head injuries with severer blood loss. He was brought to  Sefwi Juaboso Government Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The deceased is the 19th person to have died in a motor accident in the area.
The presence of many schools under trees in the Upper West Akyim District is posing a great threat to teaching and learning. Nkorkor Zion Primary School has been under trees for many years but the situation is worse now. Our Eastern Regional correspondent, Prince Collins Benning who has been following the development says, parents and teachers are appealing to authorities to address their concerns. Teaching and learning halts when it rains heavily in the area thus forcing pupils to abandon classes. Prince Benning added that, the number of pupils had reduced drastically following the challenges and difficulty they had to go through. The number of pupils currently on roll are twenty (20) as compared to the over 60 recorded formerly. Assemblyman in the area, Hon. Emmanuel Tetteh, traditional leaders have joined hands to call on government to construct a classroom block. Hon. Tetteh said a GETFUND project for the construction of a classroom block has been abandoned and has appealed for the project to be completed to aid teaching and learning in the area.
Residents especially females at Nkrankrom in the Western Region are living in fear as an unidentified mentally challenged man is threatening their lives. The residents claim the man hides in the bush and on their farms to sexually abuse their females. According to them, students mostly the females, in the area are usually attacked and abused by the mentally challenged man. The situation they say, has prevented students from going to school while the women have also refused to go to farm, for fear of being raped. The residents have therefore appealed to authorities to come to their aid to save their lives.  
Information reaching rainbowradionline.com indicates that a premix fuel dealer at Nkwanta who is fond of keeping fuel in his residence has lost his house and three children aged 3, 9 and 11 respectively in a severe fire disaster today. The man and his wife survived but with severe burns and currently on admission at the hospital. According to information we gathered, the man whose name we are yet to identify had kept about three tanks of premix fuel meant for sale in his room.  The fuel reportedly caught fire after his eldest son was setting fire in a coal pot for the family to use it to prepare palm nut soup. Personnel from the fire service we were told arrived at the scene and managed to quench the fire.
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
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