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Alavanyo: 62-yr old man missing in suspected kidnapping, murder

There is uneasy calm in the Alavanyo Traditional Area of the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region following the suspected abduction of a 62-year-old man who went missing during the climax of the recent SASADU Festival in the town. The SASADU Festival, which is a rotational festival celebrated among the four Traditional Areas of Saviefe, Akrofu, Sovie and Alavanyo to ...

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Four die in Alavanyo after eating ‘strange’ fish

Four people have died in Alavanyo in the Volta Region while others have been hospitalized after eating what residents describe as strange kind of fish. The fish, which looks like a puffer fish, is known by the local people as “Gedde [in Ewe].” The Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital, in Kpando where the victims were rushed to, has attributed the deaths ...

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Gov’t yet to meet Nkonya, Alavanyo chiefs over disputed land

Chiefs of Nkonya and Alavanyo in the Volta Region say the government is yet to meet with them over its proposal to take over a land the two sides are disputing over, and develop it into a military training camp. According to them, although some military personnel have been spotted in the area, the government has not communicated its intention ...

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Approach Nkonya-Alavanyo dispute intelligently – Youth group

The youth of Alavanyo in the Volta Region, has called on the Kpando Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent Prosper Ahlidza, under whose jurisdiction the recent atrocities are occurring in Alavanyo and Nkonya, to go beyond mere speculations, and employ intelligence led approaches in tackling the troubles in the area. At a press conference in Alavanyo, the youth group; Alavanyo Youth Association, observed ...

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Alavanyo murder: Residents must provide information – Police

The Volta Regional Police Command says the unwillingness of the people of Nkonya and Alavanyo to volunteer information is hindering their efforts in arresting culprits involved in disturbances there. The latest crime recorded in the area was the murder of a 62-year-old woman last Friday, bringing the death toll to four in just about a month. Both factions have called ...

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15-year old shot dead at Alavanyo

A 15 year old boy has been killed at Alavanyo in the Volta Region. The deceased, a native of Alavanyo Deme, was gunned down by some unidentified men who invaded the community about an hour ago. It is unclear if today’s shooting is linked to recent clashes between the Alavanyo and Nkonya faction which left three people dead. Confirming the ...

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CID forensic team assesses Nkonya killings crime scene

A team of Police officers, led by the Police Director-General of Operations, COP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, has visited the scenes of the double murder at Nkonya Ahenkro and Nkonya Tayi on a fact-finding mission. The team was delegated by the Inspector-General of Police, and was accompanied by the Crime Scene Management Team from the CID Headquarters, Accra, which processed the crime ...

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Gov’t didn’t influence Alavanyo, Nkonya chiefs’ suspension – Minister

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has rejected allegations that he influenced the suspension of the traditional leaders of Alavanyo and Nkonya from the Volta Regional House of Chiefs following the death of two persons at Nkonya. “It is important to stress that, the government has no hand in the suspension of the chiefs,” Dr. Letsa stated in a ...

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Suspending Nkonya, Alavanyo chiefs unfair – Queen mother

The Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers of Nkonya and Alavanyo in the Volta Region, have described as unfair the Regional House of Chiefs’ decision to suspend them indefinitely for failing to address the recurring conflict between the two towns. According to them, the Chiefs cannot be held responsible for the recurring conflict. The Volta Regional House of Chiefs announced on Thursday ...

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House of Chiefs suspends Nkonya, Alavanyo chiefs over clashes

The Volta Regional House of Chiefs has suspended indefinitely, the Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers of Nkonya and Alavanyo for their inability to maintain peace between the two traditional areas. This follows renewed troubles which left two people dead and others in critical condition at Nkonya. The President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, Nana Soglo Alloh, confirmed the ...

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