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Tag Archives: Ashanti Region

Construction of fuel stations ongoing despite President’s order

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Construction works are ongoing at some of petrol stations in the Ashanti Region, despite a presidential fiat ordering the temporary cessation of the construction of facilities intended for use as gas or petrol/diesel retail outlets. Citi News sighted construction work vigorously ongoing at a Unity Oil filling station, located at Krofrom, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The supervisors said they ...

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2 children killed in Kwadaso by collapsed building

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The Suntreso District Police Command has commenced investigations into a building collapse that killed two children, and left another in a critical condition at Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi. The building according to police, belongs to one Joyce Oppong Kwasi, 46, and was rented out to Akosua Serwaah, 35, at Kwadaso St. Peters. The walls of the building fell and ...

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Manso Nkwanta: 3 suspected robbers gunned down, one lynched

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It has emerged that one of the suspected armed robbers who engaged police in a dawn gun battle at Manso Kensere in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region was lynched by residents in the area. Three of the suspects died in the shootout after the Manso Nkwanta Police Patrol Team responded to a distress call when the gang ...

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Robbers arrested after attacking mobile money merchant

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Police in Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, have arrested three suspected armed robbers who attacked and robbed an MTN Mobile Money Merchant at Fumesua on Saturday 9th September. The three; Charles Sarpong alias ‘Gangster’ 23 years, a driver’s mate, Sylvester Frimpong alias ‘This Way’, 21 years, also driver’s mate, and Richmond Abban, 25 years unemployed, took away an amount of ...

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Peace Council investigates Alabar station clashes in Kumasi

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The Ashanti Regional branch of the Peace Council has deployed a team to ascertain the actual cause of the tension at the Tamale bus terminal in Kumasi. This was after the council met leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) factions who are both claiming ownership of the terminal at Alabar. The fight over ...

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JHS student stabbed to death by classmate

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A 20-year-old, Mathew Opoku was yesterday [Wednesday] stabbed to death by his classmate, Elijah Namon. The deceased was stabbed in the chest. The two are JHS 1 students at the WESCO Demonstration Junior High School at Suame in Kumasi. The incident happened on the school’s premises. It is unclear what may have led to the action of the suspect, Elijah ...

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13 Delta Force members’ case adjourned again

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A Kumasi Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region has adjourned to August 8, 2017 the case involving thirteen (13) members of pro- New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante group, Delta Force. A representative for the prosecutor in the case, C/Inspt, Hannah Acheampong, pleaded with the court presided over by Her Honor Mary Nsenkyire for an adjournment because the prosecutor, ACP Okyere ...

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Ashanti Region police to probe officer’s alleged suicide

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has launched investigations into reports that one of its officers, Corporal Ebenezer Kofi Otchere, committed suicide. The 33-year-old police officer is said to have shot himself dead in the early hours of  Wednesday, July 12, at Old Tafo, in the Ashanti Region. The Regional Police PRO, ASP Juliana Obeng, addressing the press said the deceased ...

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2 arrested for selling toffees, alcohol mixed with ‘wee’

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A 64-year-old woman and her male accomplice are in the grips of the Tafo Pankrono Police in the Ashanti Region for possessing substances suspected to be Indian hemp. Madam Afia Pokuah and Issah Yaw were arrested with the substance and milk toffees which are also believed to contain Indian hemp. The Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Juliana Obeng ...

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Parts of Kumasi flooded after 3-hour downpour

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Parts of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have been flooded following a three hour downpour on Sunday evening. Some affected areas include Aboabo, Asebi Junction and Asokore Mampong. The Aboabo stream known as Pelele has also been flooded and residents in the area are currently struggling to use the foot bridge on the stream. Flooding in the area in 2015 ...

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