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Taxi runs into kiosk, kills 73-yr-old woman at Apaa

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A 73-year-old woman has been reported dead after a taxi lost control and rammed into her at her corner shop at Apaa near Jamasi in the Sekyere South District in the Ashanti Region.

The victim, Yaa Adoma, was said to have closed her provision shop business for the day when the sad incident occurred.

According to the Agona District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Francis Akwasi Asante, who confirmed the incident to The Mirror on Thursday, Adoma lost her life last Sunday night.

“The entire Apaa Township was in a total blackout when the incident happened.

“The woman had closed for the day around 11:30 p.m. and was locking the kiosk when the KIA Rio taxi with registration number AW 2389-12 from nowhere, ran into the kiosk.

“The taxi with four passengers on board was from Kyekyewere heading towards Kumasi.

“Upon reaching the Apaa Township, the driver, Alex Tetteh, 30, lost control and ran into the kiosk, where Adoma was standing.

“Adoma was rushed to the Asamang SDA Hospital but was referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) but was pronounced dead on arrival.

“The passengers sustained minor injuries.

“The remains of the deceased have since been deposited at the mortuary of the Pope John Paul Hospital at Jamasi pending autopsy,” the Police Commander added.


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Police arrest 2 MMM operators

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The Ghana Police Service has arrested two persons alleged to be luring Ghanaians to subscribe to the Ponzi scheme, MMM.

The arrests, made by the Tema Community One police over the weekend, was a result of the directive from the Bank of Ghana warning the public against patronizing the scheme that has been discredited in several countries, including Nigeria.

Though the police is yet to give any official update on the arrest, a victim of the scheme, who spoke Citi Business News, said he decided to alert the police largely due to the public information on the illegality of MMM’s operations in Ghana.

“The gentlemen who approached my friend and I were not convincing in their product offering so I became suspicious and asked my friend whom I was with to ignore them. It was also because I had heard of the business in the news cautioning the public to be weary of the scheme,” he explained.


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‘Robber’ policeman jailed for 15-yrs freed

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A policemen who was jailed for 15 years for armed robbery has been discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court panel of five justices, led by Justice Jones Dotse, freed the policeman, Tetteh Samadzi.

The apex court however deferred the reason for its ruling.

It would be recalled that Constable Tetteh Samadzi was arrested alongside one Foster on March 6, 2009, for a robbery incident at Pokuase in the Greater Accra Region.

He was was eventually found guilty of the offence by a High court which sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

His lawyers went on appeal but did not succeed, prompting them to approach the Supreme Court.


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Afisa Djaba under fire over rape and dressing comment

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Ghanaians, particularly social media users, have reacted to comments by the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, over ‘women and rape.’

This is not the first time the minister has provoked the ire of the public.

In her recent outburst, the Minister, during her opening address as the Co-Chairperson at the 90th anniversary and Speech and prize giving day for Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior School at the weekend, urged girls not to attract rape by wearing provocative clothing.

Madam Djaba intimated that girls’ wearing short dresses could attract a rapist.

She said, “In conclusion, I want to say to you, be bold, be confident, be respectful. If you wear a short dress, it’s fashionable but, know that it can attract somebody who would want to rape or defile you.

“You must be responsible for the choices you make.”

The Minister also had some words for teachers who sexually assaulted girls.

According to her, “It is an abuse of their rights and you are their role model, you must not be the one to abuse the rights of the young girls.”

But some Ghanaians did not take her correlation between rape and girls’ dressing lightly.

Many of them have taken to social media to express their displeasure, with a number of them questioning her logic and others accusing her of victim blaming and shaming.

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