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Man 19, Sentenced 15 Years Imprisonment for killing his Girlfriend, 21

WORLD Man 19, Sentenced 15 Years Imprisonment for killing his Girlfriend, 21 Tish May 30, 2020 09:12 0 A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing his girlfriend, before hiding and then burning her body in Welkom in the Free State, South Africa. On Wednesday, Obed Leshoro from Naudeville in Welkom admitted that on the day he murdered 21-year-old Naledi Lethoba in 2019, he had confronted her about cheating on him. When Lethoba confessed, Leshoro became angry and left, according to a statement by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Later that day, he took his father’s bakkie and called his girlfriend, telling her he was coming to see her, his plea agreement read. He picked her up from her home and drove to a field in Dagbreek. “He stopped the car in a quiet neighbourhood. An argument ensued between the accused and the deceased”, the statement read. Leshoro then took a knife and stabbed her in the ches..

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Techiman: 3 armed robbers jailed 60 years each

NEWS Techiman: 3 armed robbers jailed 60 years each Tish May 29, 2020 08:38 0 The Techiman Circuit Court has sentenced three persons to a total of 180 years imprisonment with hard labour for engaging in an armed robbery. The three, 42-year-old Kwabena Donyare, 26-year-old Ameyaw Listowell and 32-year-old Atta Kwaku were found guilty on four charges. They were found guilty for conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry, causing harm and robbery. According to the prosecution, they attacked a 21-year-old lady by hitting the back of her head with a hammer leading to her instant collapse. The group then went ahead to rob her of her phone and money. The convicts were jailed 30 years for conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery, five years for unlawful entry, 10 years for causing harm and 60 years for robbery. The sentences are to run concurrently. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges but were found guilty by the court after a full trial. The sentence according to the p..

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4 rescued after floodwaters carried vehicle into storm drain

NEWS 4 rescued after floodwaters carried vehicle into storm drain Janice May 29, 2020 08:09 0 Some four people narrowly escaped death after a vehicle transporting them was washed away by floodwater into a storm drain at Ho, the Volta Regional capital. The four who were trapped in the hiring vehicle with registration number GM 4688-14 were swiftly evacuated by residents after the vehicle landed in the drains on its side. According to eyewitnesses, the driver who had returned from Hohoe ignored all dangers on the road and attempted driving through the floodwater leading to the vehicle being washed away. Fortunately, the occupants did not sustain severe injuries. They were, however, whisked away by an emergency response team to the Ho Teaching Hospital for treatment. A team from the Volta Regional Fire Service was at the scene to remove the damaged vehicle from the storm drain. The section of the road is noted for perennial flooding as the culvert is too small to contain..

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2 hospitalised, cars washed away at Kasoa after over 5 hours rain

NEWS 2 hospitalised, cars washed away at Kasoa after over 5 hours rain Tish May 29, 2020 08:24 0 Two people are receiving treatment at the Kasoa Polyclinic after their homes got flooded during yesterday’s heavy downpour. The rains, which lasted over five hours also washed away two cars at Kasoa Anor Town in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region. In an interview, some of the residents whose rooms got flooded accused the Kasoa Assembly of not desilting gutters within the municipality ahead of the raining season.They are also appealing to Mavis Hawa Koomson, the MP for the Constituency, who is also the Special Development Initiatives Minister to come to their aid immediately. “Yesterday was not a good day for us. The whole place was flooded. I went round with some members of our Unit Committee and passing through the flood was difficult. “The rain was almost at my chest level and we could hear people in their homes crying for help. There was almost nothing..

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Techiman: 3 armed robbers in jailed 60 years each

NEWS Techiman: 3 armed robbers in jailed 60 years each Tish May 29, 2020 08:38 0 The Techiman Circuit Court has sentenced three persons to a total of 180 years imprisonment with hard labour for engaging in an armed robbery. The three, 42-year-old Kwabena Donyare, 26-year-old Ameyaw Listowell and 32-year-old Atta Kwaku were found guilty on four charges. They were found guilty for conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry, causing harm and robbery. According to the prosecution, they attacked a 21-year-old lady by hitting the back of her head with a hammer leading to her instant collapse. The group then went ahead to rob her of her phone and money. The convicts were jailed 30 years for conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery, five years for unlawful entry, 10 years for causing harm and 60 years for robbery. The sentences are to run concurrently. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges but were found guilty by the court after a full trial. The sentence according to th..

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Ghanaians in Nigeria to pay at least $800 for flight back home

NEWS Ghanaians in Nigeria to pay at least $800 for flight back home Janice May 29, 2020 07:28 0 Ghanaians who are currently in Nigeria and wish to return home despite the closure of the country’s borders will have to pay at least $800 to be flown back home via a chartered flight. This is according to a notice issued by Ghana’s High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria on Friday, May 29, 2020 The evacuation flight is expected to touch down in Ghana on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This exercise forms part of a special dispensation granted by the government of Ghana to allow for some categories of citizens who have been left stranded abroad due to global border closures to return home. “The cost per passenger ranges from $800to $1000 for a flight from Abuja to Accra and $700 to $900 from Lagos to Accra all depending on the maximum number of (34) of passengers available,” the notice by the High Commission said. The notice urged interested Ghanaians to register ahead of the time to be cons..

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U/E: Security man at Bolgatanga Girls SHS commits suicide

NEWS U/E: Security man at Bolgatanga Girls SHS commits suicide Tish May 29, 2020 07:40 0 A security worker of the Ghana Education Service at the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School (BOGISS) in the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region has allegedly committed suicide. The deceased, Raymond Atia, a native of Winkogo in the Talensi District was found hanged on a Neem tree few kilometres away from the school on Thursday. In his possession was an adb Bank cheque booklet, a mobile phone and motor keys. A team from the Bolgatanga Police Homicide Unit conveyed the body to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital mortuary. Speaking to the media, Assembly Member for the Tanzui-Zorbisi-Sokabisi Electoral Area, Adongo Stephen, explained that, he got a distress call about the incident and reported the matter to the police for the necessary action to be taken. “I got a call from some residents about the incident and when I rushed to the scene it was true so I informed the headmistr..

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E/R: Fishermen drown suspected thief in Volta lake

NEWS E/R: Fishermen drown suspected thief in Volta lake Janice May 29, 2020 07:22 0 The Asesewa District Police Command in the Eastern Region have arrested two (2) out of six (6) fishermen for allegedly drowning a suspected fishing net thief in the Volta Lake. The suspects arrested are Teye Joseph, 43, and Kwaku Narh, 38. Other accomplices now on the run are Gatorgbor, Kennedy, Shortee and Kwasi Pepe. The incident occurred at Kwabea Teye a fishing community near Asesewa which is notorious for these acts of injustice. Information indicates that, the fishermen arrested the victim -Yidekpo Nyanvor, 22, a resident from Asikoko also a fishing community in the enclave for allegedly stealing their fishing net. They immediately tied him with a rope and marched him to Asikoko community to one Edzo’s House which he reportedly claimed the net was kept but turned out to be false. Sensing danger for the victim’s life, an opinion leader who is also a Chief Fisherman in Asikoko Communi..

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Rwanda: Ex-mayor sentenced to life for role in 1994 genocide

WORLD Rwanda: Ex-mayor sentenced to life for role in 1994 genocide Tish May 28, 2020 08:11 0 Ladislas Ntaganzwa handed life term for his role in the genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect themselves were killed A Rwandan court has handed a life sentence to a former politician found guilty of orchestrating the killing of tens of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide in the country, a court spokesman said. Ladislas Ntaganzwa, a former mayor of Nyakizu in southern Rwanda, was indicted in 1996 by the Arusha, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, on charges of direct and public incitement to commit genocide, murder and rape. "Ladislas Ntaganzwa was today sentenced to life imprisonment over genocide crimes committed during the genocide against Tutsi in 1994," court spokesman Harrison Mutabazi said on Thursday. According to the indictment, he addressed the surrounded Tutsis and told them to lay down thei..

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Rwanda: Ex-mayor in sentenced to life for role in 1994 genocide

WORLD Rwanda: Ex-mayor in sentenced to life for role in 1994 genocide Tish May 28, 2020 08:11 0 Ladislas Ntaganzwa handed life term for his role in the genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect themselves were killed A Rwandan court has handed a life sentence to a former politician found guilty of orchestrating the killing of tens of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide in the country, a court spokesman said. Ladislas Ntaganzwa, a former mayor of Nyakizu in southern Rwanda, was indicted in 1996 by the Arusha, the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, on charges of direct and public incitement to commit genocide, murder and rape. "Ladislas Ntaganzwa was today sentenced to life imprisonment over genocide crimes committed during the genocide against Tutsi in 1994," court spokesman Harrison Mutabazi said on Thursday. According to the indictment, he addressed the surrounded Tutsis and told them to lay down t..

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