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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.

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Boy, 8, launches book

master-jaden-i-animIn the 57-page book, the Class Four pupil highlighted the hurdles in the journey of life by using the main character, Kweku, to bring to light how life treated him and how he used it to his advantage.

Master Anim, in an interview with the Junior Graphic, said he was optimistic about life and with motivation from his parents and siblings, he wrote the novel to create useful lessons for children, just like him, adding that though he had few challenges with some grammatical errors, the assistance and encouragement from his parents helped to make his dream come true.

“I am happy my book has been launched today and I believe this will motivate me to do more in the years ahead,” he stated.

Master Anim is the second of three children of his parents and says he enjoys school and participates in all school activities, including being a member of the Boys’ Scout.

The elated mother of Master Anim, Mrs Vivian Anim, told the Junior Graphic that she did not realise the creative skills of her child at the initial stages when he set out to write the novel, adding; “I thought it was the usual thing of every growing child,” explaining that when Jaden continued to write his story, it made her realise he had some potentials.

Mrs Anim, therefore, called on parents and teachers to help children discover their God-given potentials right from the beginning of life.

Speaking at the book launch in Accra, the Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine and Mental Health of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr Michael T. Anim, underscored the need for every individual to read widely regardless of their level of education.

“As people, we do not explore and so our knowledge remains the same without any additional potential,” he said.

According to the senior lecturer, mothers could also read to their unborn babies during the stage of pregnancy and when it continued after birth, it would help the children in many ways.

Paralyzed 11-yr-old rape victim cries for justice, medical support

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An Eleven-year-old girl who got paralyzed after being allegedly defiled by her school mate’s father, is seeking justice as well as medical support.

Atinka Fm’s Regina Asamoah reported on July 30, 2015 that the victim, who was then a 10-year-old was left bedridden after allegedly being defiled on two occasions by her schoolmate’s father at Anyaa, a suburb of Accra.

The class one pupil of Anyaa D/A Government School was defiled by the man in a bush on 14th and 17th July, 2015 respectively while on her way to school.
The suspect known to the victim as “Jessica Papa” (Jessica’s Father) is said to be an auto- mechanic who lives in the area.

Atinka Fm with support from the Child Protection Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital sought for medical treatment for the victim . After spending months at the hospital, she regained stamina to walk comfortably and was no longer confined to the hospital bed.

The brilliant girl with a promising future was later sponsored by the Daniel Amoateng Foundation and Joselyn Dumas Foundation to go back to school.

However, a year after she was enrolled in a new school, the 11-year-old girl got paralyzed again after falling in school.
Regina Asamoah who visited the victim at the Accident Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital reported that the 11-year-old was in so much pain.

The 11-year-old girl wants the police to find “the rapist and prosecute him.” She further requested to be enrolled in school after being discharged.
She was hopeful that she will leave the hospital and overcome her current predicament as she did the first time around.

Mother of the victim, Dianah Sowah, is passionately appealing to well-meaning Ghanaians to support her pay the medical bills of her daughter as the family is not financially sound to absorb the medical bills.

She is however disappointed in the Ghana Police Service for not being able to arrest the alleged rapist.
It is her fervent hope that the doctors find a lasting solution to the pain her daughter is going through.

Police Investigations

The Anyaa District Police Command on July 20, 2015 confirmed the arrest of the man suspected to have allegedly defiled the 10-year-old class one pupil of Anyaa D/A Government School, rendering her partially paralyzed.

The District Commander, DSP Christian Kpordje in an interaction with Atinka News confirmed that the case was reported on the 20th July, 2015 and an arrest made the same day.

He hinted that that investigation was still on-going as the suspect had denied committing the crime. The police chief said the suspect claimed he was in his shop at the specific times that the alleged incident took place.

According to DSP Christian Kpordje, the victim’s statement had contradictory elements as she claimed at a point that the suspect was the real perpetrator and at another instance said he was not the one.

This he said calls for detailed investigation to establish enough evidence before the suspect is put before court.
In a telephone interaction with Atinka Fm’s Regina Asamoah on Wednesday, Decmeber 28, 2016, DSP Christian Kpordje was of the firm commitment that the rapist will be arrested and prosecuted.

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President Mahama’s daughter pens emotional letter to him

3o3bpd5iqr5rvvgfk-ba84e538The 8-year-old daughter of President John Dramani Mahama has penned a rather emotional letter to her father after he lost the mandate of Ghanaians to govern for a second term.

The handwritten letter which was shared on the official Instagram page of the president, consoles President Mahama while praising his achievements

Farida writes “He has done his best and that is the important thing” after stating that her father had worked hard to transform the lives of Ghanaians.

She mentioned schools, roads and hospitals as evidence of the numerous things done by the President.

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Farida Gyamfua Mahama is the last child of the outgoing president of Ghana and has previously been in the news for standing by her father in his presidential campaign.