A 22-year-old man yesterday confessed to the Accra Central District Magistrate Court to killing a seven-year-old girl at Ashaiman, near Tema, after which he had sex with the corpse.
Lucas Agboyie, alias “Sympathy”, told the court that he strangled his victim after she had refused his advances and even begged him not to have sex with her.
“I then took her to my room and slept with the body repeatedly,’’ Lucas said, to the shock of the audience in the packed courtroom.
Agboyie, who wore a blue T-shirt over a pair of blue jeans and was clean shaven and energetic looking, threw his ...
The eyes of the world will soon converge on Accra, Ghana for the Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2016. Running from the 21th to 23rd of October 2016, this year’s event has been tagged; the Neo Africa edition.
Fashion designers, models, artists, fashion buyers, journalists and fashion lovers from the world over will meet to witness what makes Ghana’s fashion unique at the Luxury Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra.
The Ghana Fashion and Design Week GFDW 2016 will feature trade shows, runway shows and fashion parties. These events create the right atmosphere for local and global labels to connect, establish common grounds for ...
Renowned Kenyan Law Professor and Pan Africanist, Professor P.L.O. Lumumba, has attributed Africa’s endless challenges to the poor quality of political leadership on the continent.
According to him, leaders on the continent have failed to harness the opportunities that abound on the continent to liberate their people economically.
Speaking at a lecture dubbed Africa Must Arise” at the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Lumumba admonished leaders on the continent to sit up. “…We agree unanimously that the problem of Africa is simply and squarely one of leadership.
We can ask ourselves what has been the impact of poor leadership in Africa and we ...
Dr Kwame Nkrumah, at a point in time, treated Ghanaians like slaves, a leadership expert and former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has said.
Speaking on Founders’ Day, Prof Adei said Ghanaians need to pause and dispassionately assess the policies adopted by its first president to determine which of them could be adopted for the nation’s development and those which have to be discarded.
According to him, most Ghanaians adulate Dr Nkrumah mainly for leading the country out of colonial rule to independence and for the developmental activities he undertook during his presidency – a model ...
Singer Becca has announced via Accra-based Y FM, a 7-track EP she plans to release next year. The EP, Odo Nsonis scheduled to coincide with her 10th anniversary in the Ghana music industry.
She has also announced that she will be touring some parts of the country, something her new management is working feverishly on to make successful.
Born Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong, Becca shot to the music scene with her 2007 debut Sugar, and has since remained a consistent face in contemporary Ghanaian highlife. She has won several awards and been associated with such international acts as M.I Abaga, 2 Baba ...
It is emerging that the Fire Officer whose genital was bitten, has claimed that the lady is his girlfriend, a claim she has strongly disputed.
Eric Ansah, the Techiman Municipal Fire Officer in the Brong-Ahafo Region, reportedly told the police in his statement that his subordinate who bit his penis is his girlfriend.
The Fire Officer, who has been suspended over the alleged sexual escapade, reportedly had his penis bitten by his female subordinate, whose name was given as Ataa Takyi, 24.
But the lady has told the police that the fireman attempted to rape her in the early hours of Saturday at ...
Dancehall songstress MzVee has joined the list of artistes on the I Dont Think Far cypher.
Being the first female to ride on the beat, MzVee on the song seems to be making fun of fellow dancehall artistes; Kaakie and AK Songstress.
The world has witnessed and enjoyed different versions of the 'I Dont Think Far' cypher.
Musicians on the cypher so far include Kwaw Kese, Zack, Medikal, Opanka, Stay Jay, Strongman, Sherry Boss, Guru, Flowking Stone, Yaa Pono, Sprmy, Top Kay and Young Chorus.
MzVee and Lil Win titles this collaboration 'Pidgintoi' – and the full audio will be out this Friday, the ...
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to residents of Obom/Domeabra, in the Greater Accra region, to change their voting pattern and vote for the NPP in this year’s elections.
With a deplorable road network, lack of potable drinking water, no access to electricity in most of the villages, high levels of youth unemployment, and no senior high school in the constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo noted that the constituency’s association with the NDC over the years had clearly yielded little reward since 1992.
He, thus, appealed to the people of Obom/Domeabra to add their voices ...
Yipalawura Mahama Yahaya, a chief in the Bole Traditional Area, claims the father of the running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mahamadu Bawumia betrayed President Mahama’s father.
According to the veteran Convention People’s Party (CPP) member, Mumuni Bawumia’s betrayal led the sack of E.A. Mahama as Northern Regional Commissioner by Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Speaking on Bole-based Nkilgi Fm in commemoration of the founder’s day celebration which fell on September 21, 2016, the 90-year old Yipalawura Yahaya disclosed that Mahamadu Bawumia’s father Mumuni Bawumia, was a United Party (UP) Member of Parliament (MP) who crossed carpet to ...
Ghanaians have invaded the US Army with their culture as their traditional singing and dancing popularly called ‘jamma’ has become part of American soldiers’ daily routine on war front.
American soldiers of Ghanaian descent are teaching their native colleagues the African concept of warding off stress and pressure through singing and dancing.
Many Ghanaians have joined the US Army in recent years and some of them have been sent on the war front in countries likes Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan while several American military bases are found in Japan, Italy, Germany and many other countries.
The long months away from their families and long ...
President John Mahama has reiterated government decision not to ban social media on elections day.
According to him, government has no intention to disrupt the social networking space before, during and after the December 7 polls.
President Mahama gave the assurance at the campaign launch of the NDC at the Cape Coast sports stadium in the Central region, Sunday.
His comment comes in the wake of pronouncements by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr John Kudalor, that the police might consider banning the use of social media on election day.
That pronouncement has since attracted mixed reactions from the public and some civil ...
What speeches could do at the NDC campaign launch in Cape Coast, a song did better.
Hiplife song, ‘Mahama Paper’ composed by Shatta Wale got large sections of the party supporters up on their feet at the Cape Coast stadium in the Central region during the 2016 campaign launch.
The song drew a notable reaction from popular boxers cum entertainers Ayittey Powers and ‘Bukom Banku’ as they geared up to lay off some dance moves.
Okay FM presenter and a John Mahama fan, ‘Abeiku Santana’, joined in the moves as the launch went on a ‘political break’ with the evoking beats of the ...
Highway 40 heading east and both sides of Crémazie Blvd. were gradually reopened Wednesday morning while police investigate a fuel tanker collision that killed one in a series of explosions, paralyzing traffic on one of Montreal’s busiest highways.
The truck erupted in flames above Lajeunesse St. after colliding with at least two other vehicles at the start of evening rush hour Tuesday, according to the Sûreté du Québec. About 100 firefighters were deployed to the crash site but struggled to contain the towering blaze with water and foam. They finally got it under control around 6:30 p.m.
Sûreté du Québec Lt. Jason Allard said there were ...
Government has decided to foot the medical bills of Dr. David Abdulai , a medical doctor battling with thyroid cancer.
Dr. David Abdulai has over the years dedicated his life to serving the poor in the Northern Region.
He runs 2 free health clinics in the region and serves a variety of populations including the mentally ill, HIV positive, homeless, etc.
In May, Dr Abdulai was diagnosed with stage-4 thyroid cancer which is reportedly quite aggressive and spreading.
Reports indicated that the doctor was in dire need of radiation therapy, which is not offered in Tamale where he resides.
But a post from the Minister ...
An Indian military plane with more than 20 people on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal, the Indian air force (IAF) has confirmed to the BBC.
The Antonov-32 transporter aircraft took off from Chennai (Madras) at 08:30 local time (03:00 GMT), bound for Port Blair in the eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar.
It was scheduled to land at 11:30.
Four aircraft, 12 ships and a submarine have been deployed to search for the plane, the ministry of defence said.
The IAF operates more than 100 Antonov-32 aircraft.
Are India's aging air force planes falling out of the sky?
The Indian Air Force ...
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Stratford Dates: 22-23 July
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live from 12:00 BST and BBC One from 13:15 BST on Saturday, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.
Usain Bolt proved his fitness before next month's Olympics as he dominated the men's 200m at the Anniversary Games in London's Olympic Stadium.
The six-time Olympic champion ran home in 19.89 seconds - 0.15 secs ahead of Panama's Alonso Edward in second.
Britain's Commonwealth silver medallist Adam Gemili was third in a season's best 20.07secs.
Bolt's performance will have eased concerns after he missed the Jamaican trials earlier this month with ...
Former presidential hopeful of the opposition New Patriotic Party Alan Kyeremanten has reportedly been robbed at his home by armed robbers.
According to Joy News sources at the West Legon police station, the robbers attacked the former Trade Minister Saturday night.
Although the robbers took away some valuables, which are yet to be disclosed,
there were no casualties.
Reports indicate that the robbers harassed Mr Kyeremanten and his family for a long while before making away with the stolen goods.
The matter is being investigated by the West Legon police.
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The Member of Parliament (MP) for New Edubiase constituency in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region Ernest Kofi Yankah has incurred the wrath of constituents over failed campaign promises.
Benjamin Anhwere the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area was also not spared the spleen of angry residents who set vehicles of both of them ablaze in protest of unfulfilled litany of promises made to them
The MP and the DCE had promised to hook some communities to the national grid but failed to do so after several years indicating that their inactions has affected businesses, education as well as ...
Officials of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) caused chaos in Court after they dramatically arrested a client of Lawyer Alexander Afenyo Markins on suspicion of dealing in drugs.
The suspect Halidu Moro was first arrested at the Kotoka International Airport with the sum of 400, 000 dollars he was traveling with confiscated.
Moro filed a suit challenging the confiscation of his money at the Human Rights Court. His application was granted with the court ordering the state to release his money.
However, the issue took a dramatic twist on Wednesday after the man was arrested in court.
The scene turned ugly after his lawyer, ...
A Hindu priest has been killed in Bangladesh, in the latest suspected attack by Islamist militants.
The body of Ananda Gopal Ganguly, 70, was found in a rice field near his temple in western Jhenaidah district.
His head had been nearly severed from his neck in the attack, police said. He is the third priest to have been killed in the last two days.
Critics say the government is in denial about the killings, most of which have been blamed on or claimed by Islamists.
Police say more than 40 people have been killed since January last year in the wave of attacks on ...