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Ahafo Region: JHS teacher commits suicide at Mfrekrom

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A 31-year-old teacher of Kamerekrom Junior High school in the Asunafo South District has allegedly committed suicide by hanging.

Justice Asinim who teaches at Kamerekrom Junior High school as National Service personnel left behind a wife and children.

The incident reportedly took place over the weekend in a cocoa farm near his father’s cottage at Mfrekrom.

ASP Lawrence Abaaduko Adombire who confirmed this to Citi News said the incident happened on 14th December 2019.

“Justice Asinim is a national service personnel stationed at Kamirekrom JHS. On the 13th of December 2019 in the morning, he went to Abogyekrom his cottage to collect fresh fermented Cocoa beans back to Kamirekrom but he didn’t return. They started calling his phone number but he was not picking the call. So the brother accompanied by others came and informed the police but we advised that it was too early and that they should get back and conduct a search. So they went back and within 30 munites they came back and they say actually they went to the cocoa farm and saw his lifeless body hanging on a tree”.

He said the police accompanied the family to the farm and followed the usual initial investigations.

The body has so far been deposited at the Goaso Government Hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy while investigations continue.

The Mental Health Authority is alarmed by the increasing cases of suicide recorded in the country.

The Authority observed that the economic situation in the country coupled with the weakness in our social systems contribute to the rise in suicide cases.

It therefore appealed to the government and other stakeholders to adequately resource it in providing baseline research to add effective mental health policies to revert the trend.

The Mental Authority in a statement said: “The WHO [World Health Organization] has shown that a person dies every 40 seconds by suicide worldwide, with 25 more people making an attempt at suicide. This puts the data of persons dying averagely per year to suicide at approximately 800,000 and Ghana has its fair share of this number.”

“The consequence of this phenomenon is the many more people who are left bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has made an attempt. Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide, approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. These people often go through a life-changing experience which when not properly dealt with, leaves such deep scars with them for the rest of their lives that impact on the quality of life of these persons and their contribution to national economic growth.”

Source:Atiewin Mohammed | citinewsroom.com

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4 guys arrested for stealing church instruments

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MyJoyOnline reports that Akyem Ofoase Police in the Eastern Region has arrested four young men suspected in the stealing of church instruments.

The suspects Kofi Adu 30-year-old driver, Stephen Frimpong 27-year-old farmer, Anane Blabo 25-year-old illegal miner operator and Bismarck Adu 25-year-old unemployed.

According to the police, the four suspects broke into The Assemblies of Church and Open Bible Church, both in Akyem Ofoase and stole the churches’ keyboard instruments and amplifiers.

Akyemansa District Police Commander, DSP Ransford Nsiah told Adom News that after the convicts carried out their operations, they took the stolen goods to Akyem Oda, where they were caught by some residents for trying to sell the products.

He further added that they will be arraigned before the court on Friday, January 15 where their fate will be decided.

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Two Sakawa Boys Fight Kasoa Women For Killing Snake That Crawled Out Of Their Car Which Tried To Vomit Money | Video

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Big snake found in sakawa boys’ car at Kasoa toll booth, killed after trying to vomit money

The issue of money ritual is becoming unbecoming in recent times. And those who resort to quick ways of making money have normalized it and made it look very colorful but it comes with lots of harsh consequences.

People working around Kasoa toll booth were running helter-skelter because a big snake was found coming out of a young man’s private car who was stuck in the traffic at Kasoa toll booth.

Nobody knows how and the snake got into the car and what it was doing in it. According to reports from Accra 100.5 FM, eyewitnesses who were present during this alarming incident said, the only thing they saw was a very long big snake coming out the man’s car.

This led macho and courageous men to rush to the scene, upon their arrival, the snake was acting as if it was about vomiting chunk of money, so they killed it.

According to some eyewitnesses, that particular type of snake is specially for spiritual purposes, specifically money rituals.

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Ashanti Region: Over 100 Shops On Fire At Aboabo Station, Kumasi (Photos)

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Several shops on fire at Aboabo station in the Ashanti region and Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are doing everything they can to fight the fire that has gutted the commercial buildings

The fire started in the early hours of Sunday, January 10, 2021, when most of the shops in the building were closed.

Citi News’ Ashanti Regional correspondent, Hafiz Tijani reports that at least five fire tenders have been dispatched to the scene from different fire stations within the Kumasi metropolis.

The shops, most of which resell consumer goods have been consumed in flames that are fast spreading and “proving hectic for fire officers to contain.”

Some eyewitnesses told Citi News that they suspect that the fire started when a welder was brought in by a store owner to work on his shop.

About 100 shops are believed to have been affected. 

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