Armed robbers kill two at Zebilla Market.


Two people were killed while one person sustained gunshot wounds when four  armed robbers attacked a provisions shop at the Zebilla Market in the Bawku West District in the Upper East Region last Friday night.

The robbers, who were riding  two unregistered motorbikes during the operation, wielded AK 47 Assault rifles and allegedly fired indiscriminately after an alarm was raised by shop attendants and nearby shop owners.


The Bawku West District Police Commander,  Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP) James Ankan, who confirmed the incident to the Daily Graphic, said the deceased were identified as Imoro Hero (38), a pedestrian who was hit by a stray bullet and Abdulai Yarini (38), a shop attendant. They died upon arrival at the Zebilla Government Hospital. The two bodies have been deposited at the morgue of the hospital for autopsy.

ASP Ankan stated that the third surviving victim, identified as Musa Awudu (30), also a shop attendant, was currently responding to treatment at the same hospital.

Police commander

According to the commander, an unknown caller informed them of the incident at about 8:30 p.m. last Friday but on arrival at the scene the robbers had bolted with their booty. He indicated that when the police interrogated Awudu, the only surviving victim, he stated that the robbers took away more than GH¢200,000 from safes in the shop where the daily sales were kept.

ASP Ankan further explained that the police had launched a man hunt for the robbers and added that the District Security Committee (DISEC) held an emergency meeting to review the security situation in the area.



DESS NEW LOGO WEB 3One of the innovative stations that give children access to be part of their multimedia work in Ghana is Dess 90.3 Fm which is located in Asante Bekwai (Ashanti Region)

The station allows the kids from the ages of eight (8) and above to cast the latest news and sports around the world in a local language “twi” every Saturday between the hours of six (6)am to Seven (7)am. The program is officially named “DESS KIDDY SHOW” and its hosted by Agbley Oteng Emmanuel (Wofa Emma Jnr) and produced by Wachapa and Sir Joe
The crew of the kiddy show has also taught it twice that, there are various talents that are hidden in children that most parents and teachers don’t know. More to this point, children are the next generational leaders that need to be always occupied in learning mode. To this, Dess Kiddy Crew has to come up with a reality show that will expose most children who love multimedia (Radio) come on board.

KNESPO SEARCH X 1The program is named DESS FM KNESPO SEARCH meaning Dess fm Kids News and Sports Casters Search.

With this reality show, children between the ages of eight-(8) to Fifteen-(15) will be allowed to partake at a cost of GH¢10.00.
The producer of the show Wachapa told Dess Kiddy News that, the program is about giving an undeserving platform to children who wish to cast news and sports in two accepted languages (Twi and English) within a given time frame. He also told Dess Kiddy News that, KNESPO SEARCH will officially commerce on the 14th May to the 28th of May 2016.

He further noted that there are many prizes to be won by the participants and also the first three winners in each segment (News & Sports) will also be part of the Amazing News Casters.
He further urged all children in Amansie and beyond to duely take part, for this can be a great opportunity for our wards or children.


Thief set ablaze after raping 16-year-old girl.

53After an overnight operation, he returned and raped a 16-year-old girl.
He was called Dongmo Jean, A.K.A. Jackson, a native of Fonakeukeu. On the night of April 26 to 27, the man who works during the day as a motorcycle taxi driver in the town of Dschang, visited the Atochi village, about ten kilometers from town, to rob. In the company of three friends, they visited four homes. With the aid of a lock, they always locked the door from outside.

In the first, they stole the sum of FCFA 80.000 from an old man of 78-year old, then FCFA 108.000 from an old woman they then tied with a flag of Aigle Royal de la Menoua FC. In the last, they stole 30.000F from a lady and 7000 F from her daughter. On the way back, the villagers say, Jean Dongmo confessed to his friends that he can not leave the girl he saw. ” She’s so beautiful. I must go back deal with her. “

The others left. He returned to the house, where he forgot this time to close the padlock. When he expressed his intention, the girl did not object. She proposed condoms she removed from her bag. The mother of the girl says that the bandit vowed to finish the packet of condoms on the girl before going to her. From 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM, he abused the girl, making too much noise in the process, because “it was very good.” The noise woke up the neighbors, who come to the scene.

He tried to escape but fell into an adjacent river. In the darkness, the villagers seized him. After having identified and severely beaten, someone called the police. Then an idea came that he should be tied between four pieces of wood recovered from a house nearby. He was sprinkled with kerosine and burnt. It is a cluster of roasted meat that the police found at 5:30 am.


NPP supporters besiege police station; demand Wontumi’s release

34792419.295Information reaching Dess Kiddy News indicates that over 100 supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have gathered at the Central Police Station in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Dess FM’s correspondent in the region, Wachapa, reports that about 15 military men have been deployed to the area. Police officers have also mounted a barricade to prevent the protestors from advancing any further as police have positioned water cannons at vantage positions to disperse the crowd.

The supporters are protesting the arrest of the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the party, Bernard Antwi Bosiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police after he reported at the station to aid investigations.

He was placed on the police wanted list after a complaint of alleged assault on the Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Collins Owusu Amankwah, and the Secretary to the party in that constituency, Felix Ibrahim, at Krofrom in Kumasi.

According to reports, the incident took place on Sunday 1st May at a registration centre during the Electoral Commission’s (EC) limited registration exercise.

Water rationing hits Burkina Faso capital.

42607628.295Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou has been hit by severe water shortages, which have prompted authorities to impose a rationing schedule on water distribution.

Starting Tuesday, the city will be divided into two and each half will get 12 hours of water per day, according to the BBC.

The government says the shortages are down to high demand at a time when a heat wave is hitting the country.

Some districts of the city that has a population of about 2 million people have gone for more than three days without water.

However, the World Bank and USAID consider the country’s water management authority (ONEA) as one of the best performing public utility companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

No rains are expected before June or July and it’s until then that taps shall properly run again.