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January 13, 2018 12:32 PM Two arrested in connection with Bimbilla shooting

Two persons have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s shooting at Bimbilla in the Northern Region which left three persons dead and seven others hospitalized. The Northern Regional Security Council deployed a 30-man security reinforcement team to the area on Friday following the incident. According to him, people were, on Saturday, seen going 19

January 11, 2018 12:45 PM Tarkwa: 2 granted bail after allegedly stealing dead body

Two men who allegedly stole the corpse of an elderly man at the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital’s mortuary have been granted bail in the sum of GHc 30,000 each, with two sureties each by the Tarkwa Circuit Court. The accused persons are John Asante, 37, a mortuary attendant at the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital, and Seth Owusu, 48, a fridge mechanic at Atonsu-Bokro 20

January 7, 2018 8:51 AM Coach actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

Actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke, who won four Emmy nominations for his role in the US sitcom Coach, has died at 86. His wife Shirley Ann Jones told US media he had died at his Arkansas ranch on Friday. The actor’s health had been waning since a 2015 traffic accident, she said. Van Dyke was the younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, known for the musical 19

January 3, 2018 6:00 AM ‘Juju man’ arrested for possessing fake currencies

The Wassa Akropong District Police Command has arrested a ‘juju man’ for allegedly defrauding by false pretense. According to ASP Olivia Adiku, the Western Regional Police PRO, at about 1430 hours on Sunday December 31, one John Opoku and three others from Wassa and Kwame Dikrom, assisted by Military Patrol Officers, arrested Mallam Latif Abdul Mumuni 8

December 31, 2017 1:52 PM Dozens killed in bus and lorry road crash in Kenya

At least 36 people have died in a head-on collision between a lorry and a Nairobi-bound bus on a notoriously dangerous road near Migaa in Kenya. Local officials said the accident happened at 03:00 (0:00 GMT), and the bus was speeding and in the wrong lane. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked Kenya as one of the world’s worst countries for road safety 13

December 17, 2017 10:37 AM Nigerian spiritualist remanded for fraud

A Nigerian, Henritch Amafuel, was on Friday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for defrauding one Francis Ayiku Otunfour of an amount of USD$ 90,000.00. Henritch was also charged with possession of counterfeit notes of USD$15,900.00 and two wraps of dried green plants seedlings suspected to be Indian hemp. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges, but was remanded 18

December 11, 2017 2:05 PM Akatsi: Police shoot dead suspected robber in gun battle

Police in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region have shot dead a suspected armed robber after a fierce gun battle at Kotomensahkope junction near Akatsi. The deceased, according to the Akatsi District Police Commander, Supt. Bismark Agyapong, was part of a group who at dawn of Sunday, lurked in the bush to attack unsuspecting commuters. He said the Police 37

December 10, 2017 3:19 PM Six die in car crash on Suhum-Nsawam road

According to the Ayensuano District Commander, DSP Charles Ahiamale, the truck was carrying a container loaded with logs from Kumasi to Accra. Speaking to Citi News, DSP Charles Ahiamale said container fell off the truck on the outskirts of Teacher-Mante causing havoc as the first vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser run into it. This first crash did not result 30

December 6, 2017 1:50 PM Six feared dead in chieftaincy clash in East Gonja

Six people are feared dead with scores injured following gunfire exchanges between Kalampor and Kafaba, two farming communities near Salaga in the East Gonja district of the Northern region at dawn of Wednesday. Residents link the clashes between the two communities to a long-standing chieftaincy dispute over who is the rightful ruler of the Kafaba and Kalampor 37

November 16, 2017 12:17 PM Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall

An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing on the second floor, New York police said. US media report he was playing a “trust game” with a friend before he fell. Mr Simpson 42