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Documentary reveals how Ghanaians as young as 16 years are addicted to cocaine

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Like it or not, while some Ghanaians cannot survive a day without food under this lockdown period, hence pleading with the government to supply them with food, there is a group of people whose daily survival is dependent on drugs.

The battle of satisfying ones’ high on a daily basis can be equalled to the quest of meeting the daily food requirement in the country.

In Ghana, cocaine is the 3rd most abused drug, coming right after Marijuana and Tramadol. Other common drugs on the streets include; codeine, ecstasy, DMT and even crystal meth.

In a new documentary released by Think Ghana Foundation, about 6 Ghanaians ranging from as young as age 16 to 45 years have shared their plight with being addicted to cocaine.

“I want to stop. I don’t like the lifestyle I’m in right now. I steal, prostitute just to get money for drugs. I need help,” 45-year-old Diana Ntriwaa shares her story amidst uncontrollable tears.

In the documentary monitored by GhanaWeb, Diana explained that she was introduced into the cocaine lifestyle by her white husband.

“My name is Dianah Ntriwah, I’m 45 years old. Drugs have destroyed my life. Everything I have tried to make it work has proved futile. I have been doing drugs for almost 12 years. I don’t have any help. My white husband taught me how to sniff cocaine and ever since, my life has become miserable. I have sold the car he bought for me, my house and everything I own.”

Also is 16-year-old Ruth Amponsah, who after the demise of her parents was introduced to sniffing of cocaine by her friends. Wearing a striped green and white shirt, with unkempt hair, and visible white lips, Ruth said she cannot live a day without cocaine.

“It is not a good thing. If I don’t get to sniff a day, I go through a lot of pain. Please this is an advise for you. If anyone gives it to you, don’t accept it. I need help, I want to stop.”

Sammy, an 18-year-old man also narrated how his family now despises him, because of his lifestyle due to the addiction of cocaine.

“I am Sammy, an 18-year-old man. The lifestyle that I picked hasn’t helped me. So, my brothers who have started doing that, I’m begging you to put a stop to it. A young guy like me. I have indulged myself in this bad lifestyle. A lifestyle that is difficult to stop. When your siblings and brothers see you, they become angry. I am not happy about my lifestyle but it is because of friends that is why I’m here.”

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Rev OB of MOGPA has been working secretly with a fetish priest – Kennedy Agyapong reveals

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Kennedy Agyapong of Assin Central parliamentary seat fame is not losing focus and sight on his campaign against fake pastors in Ghana.

After picking on Obinim, Badu Kobi, Pastor Love and many other men of God in Ghana on his NET2TV, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has located the founder and general overseer of Moments of Glory Prayer Army (MOGPA), Rev Isaac Osei-Bonsu popularly known as Rev O.B.

According to Kennedy Agyapong, Rev O.B is taking advantage if his uncountable membership by selling wrist bands and handkerchiefs.

Kennedy Agyapong believes with no doubt that those items have no spiritual power and people are being scammed and robbed of their monies.

Kennedy further alleges that he knows some fetish priest who has secret dealings with the leader of MOGPA, Rev OB and he will stop at nothing to expose him for the whole world to see.

 

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Today In History: Exactly 41 Years Ago Today, The June 4th Uprising Occurred

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Exactly 41 years ago on June 4th, 1979, Ghana’s history was to be changed forever as a massive revolution occurred, freeing Jerry John Rawlings from a death sentence and changing the dynamics of Ghanaian politics quite significantly.

Earlier on May 15th, 1979, Rawlings had led a group of junior army officers in an attempted overthrow of the government of the Supreme Military Council led by General FWK Akuffo.

Rawlings and his co-conspirators were arrested and imprisoned after their mutiny was quashed through the very instrumental efforts of the army commander, Major-General Odartey Wellington.

What was supposed to be a trial of Rawlings turned into a counter trial, after he (Rawlings) accused the government of massive corruption, insensitivity, and greed, thereby winning the hearts and minds of the junior soldiers and the populace, who were fed up with the bad governance.

On the night of June 3, 1979, a group of junior officers including Major Boakye Djan and enlisted personnel of the Fifth Battalion and the Reconnaissance Regiment in Burma Camp staged a bloody coup and freed Rawlings.

This uprising was again nearly quashed by the fine army commander, Major-General Odartey Wellington, who with his ADC alone, entered an armored car and exchanged fire with the mutineers for three continuous hours.

When he ran out of cartridges, he dashed to the Nima Police Station to surrender. Unfortunately, he was killed on the spot by military officers immediately he came out of the armored truck, marking the actual beginning of the uprising.

After the incident, all military installations were searched and senior military officers who were on the side of the Supreme Military Council (SMC II) were killed. It was on the same day that Col. Aninful, the president of the military tribunal that tried Rawlings and the junior officers on 15th May was killed. His wife and children who were also in the same room were shot. Many sympathizers of the previous government fled the country to seek asylum elsewhere.

The soldiers also rounded up three former heads of state; General F. K Akuffo, Ignatious Kutu Acheampong, and Afrifa for trial. They were subsequently executed by firing squad.

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Rev. Obofuor sued over GHC190,000 debt

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Founder and leader of Anointed Chapel Palace, Rev. Kweku Agyei Antwi (Rev. Obofuor) has been sued by a Ghanaian UK-based business man, Ohene Kwame Frimpong.

In a suit filed by Charles Frimpong through his lawyers, Awoonor Law Consultancy, Ohene Kwame Frimpong who is the owner of Salt Media GH claimed that the defendant, Rev. Obofuor had failed to pay him for services he rendered after agreements between them.

Mr Frimpong, according to the writ met the defendant through one of his employees who later informed him that the Plaintiff wanted to purchase a power plant for his use.

The Plaintiff stated he delivered the Power Plant worth GHC70,000 to the defendant together with his cousin at the defendant’s church in Achimota, Accra.

It went on further to explain that, after an assessment on the power plants, the defendant requested of the plaintiff to deliver another equipment at the same cost taking the total sum owed the plaintiff to GHC140,000.

Frimpong averred that the defendant later requested to be supplied a transmitter at a cost of GHS 90,000 but paid GHC40,000 as part of the cost, leaving a balance of GHC50,000.

However, all efforts to retrieve the rest of the money proved futile as the defendant denied transacting business with the Plaintiff, to the shock of Frimpong.

The Plaintiff is therefore praying to the Accra High Court to assist him in retrieving GHS 190,000 owed him by the defendant, Rev. Obofuor.

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com


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