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Photos: A Strange figure was spotted on a Kumasi street during curfew

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A strange figure was spotted in Kumasi on Thursday night during the curfew imposed to facilitate the burial of Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.

The figure clad in white overall and holding an unidentified object was spotted on the deserted streets of the city.

Pictures of him, which have circulated wildly on social media, sparked rumours that he is a ghost.

Some social media users said he was one of the priests responsible for the burial of the late Asantehemaa which was ongoing at the time.

Others also speculated that the man was mentally unfit, hence his failure to comply the directive to stay indoors.

Photo: Strange figure spotted on Kumasi street during curfew

Meanwhile the burial of the Asantehene was ongoing on Friday morning

loodyd to the Bantama Mausoleum (Ban mu) and later to the Breman Mausoleum for burial.

What do you make of this? Share your views with us in the comments section.

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5 die in Winneba motor crash

accidentFive persons have been confirmed dead in a gory motor crash at the Winneba Junction in the Central region Tuesday.

Health personnel at the Winneba Municipal Hospital confirmed the deaths, adding at least 15 persons are receiving treatment.

Road safety experts have attributed the cause of the accident involving a sprinter bus to over speeding.

According to Stephen Anokye, the crash was as a result of a burst rear tyre of the bus which caused the vehicle to somersault injuring most of the passengers on board.

“The engine of the bus came out… this should tell you the driver was going beyond the required 100KPH and you can see the car is severely damaged,” Anokye told Starr News.

The injured, according to him, are in stable condition.

He has admonished drivers to be cautious behind the wheels this festive season.

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Togbe Afede fetes 1,300 children

chief-kidsTogbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli and President of the National House of Chiefs, on Boxing Day feted over 1,300 children from the Asogli State in Ho.

The annual event also attracted opinion leaders, elders and chiefs from the traditional area.

The children, mostly basic school pupils, were treated to good music and offered the opportunity to interact with the chiefs.

Togbe Afede urged the children to be obedient and persevere in their academic studies to play useful roles in the society.

He said the Asogli State is ready to support needy but brilliant pupils and students and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunity.

Togbe Afede announced an undisclosed package for pupils in the Asogli State who came first in last term’s class examination.

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DESS FM X’MAS CHILDREN’S PARTY BROUGHT JOY TO 1000 OF KIDS

18In Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, Thousands of children were extremely happy to join the Dess FM Children’s Party, which was scheduled on the 26th day of  December 2016 at the forecourt of the radio station.

Though there was a delay, but the children kept on trooping in from all corners of Amansie which made the program to be colorful and successful.

6When Dess Kiddy News talked to the new Manager of Dess Fm Mr Antwi about the overview of the program, he said that “He is so much happy and surprise to see the number of children who stormed there to play, dance and eat.” He further told us that, in one word, he will say the program was just awesome”

There were many activities that kept the program blazing with more fun.

BELOW ARE THE PICTURES TAKEN AND EDITED BY AGBLEY OTENG EMMANUEL (OFA EMMA JNR) & MR STEPHEN OPOKU (SIR JOE)

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Akufo-Addo, Bawumia to offer thanksgiving prayers at Central Mosque

mosqueThe mood is peaceful as several expectant Ghanaians await the arrival of the President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo and his entourage at the Central mosque at Abossey Okai.

Nana Akufo-Addo together with some party executives will be visiting the National mosque in Accra today to offer prayers at a thanksgiving service following the NPP’s massive win in the December 7 elections.

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Vice President-elect Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and several parliamentary-elect candidates will be at the event expected to begin around 12:30pm.

Chief Imam, Dr. Nuhu Sharubutu, will be leading the congregation at the service.

The inter-denominational thanksgiving service themed “Psalm 20 vs 5 follows Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium.