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Tipper truck crashes 22-year-old student to death in her kitchen

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A 22-year-old senior high school graduate, Anita Asieduwaa Ama Nkrumah has died after being crushed to death by a tipper truck Friday morning at Senchi-Amanfrom in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.

The truck with registration number GN 6025 16 belonging to Afcons Construction Company Limited, had been driving at 9am along a dusty way close to its sand winning base which is about 150 meters from the home of the victim, when the accident happened.

It was learnt that the truck after being filled with sand was negotiating a sharp bend on its way from the sight when it lost its balance and fell on the kitchen, a detached, wooden makeshift structure located close to the road in which she was said to be preparing food, flattening it in the process.

Personnel from the Akosombo Divisional Police Command led by the Divisional Motor Transport and Traffic Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Akwasi Yeboah and construction workers had a hectic time emptying the truck off the sand before an excavator could lift it from the victim.

The victim, the third of five children, it was learnt, was preparing food in the kitchen when she was trapped in the carnage, killing her instantly.

A gory description by eyewitnesses indicated that her intestines were splashed out with severe head, leg and hand injuries.

The accident attracted a large group of mourners to the house of the family. The truck involved in the accident was being driven from the scene to the Senchi Police Station when Mynewsghana got there.

Mother of the deceased, Patience Osabutey told Mynewsghana that she was in the farm when she was called and informed about the incident. According to her, her daughter was home in the morning when she set off to work, only to hear the gory news.

“I wasn’t at home [when the accident happened]. My daughter was home when I left. I received several calls while on the farm that there had been an accident at our house so I rushed back home. I was told she had suffered injuries to the hands and legs but a lot of people were wailing when I got home,” Esther Osabutey narrated.

Madam Osabutey described her daughter as a very quiet person who loved to keep to herself.

“My daughter was a very reserved person. She didn’t like talking. If you talk too much then you begin to annoy her, she doesn’t laugh much and does not make too many friends,” she said, bursting into uncontrollable wailing.

An aunt to the deceased who witnessed the scene, Yayira Avogbedo also narrated what she saw to GhanaWeb.

“When I came, I realized that the tipper filled with sand had fallen on my niece. The police came here and removed her. There were injuries to her face and her legs were broken and her intestines had gushed out,” she narrated.

 

Brother of the victim, Michael Amoah told GhanaWeb that his sister completed the Manya Krobo Senior High School in 2017 and was preparing to enter the Winneba Community Nursing Training College later on in the year before the tragedy, adding that her death had devastated the family.

ASP Akwasi Yaboah told GhanaWeb that the police would hunt for the unidentified driver of the truck to help in the conduct of investigations into the accident.

 

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I’ve recently been defrauded to the tune of $7 million – Kennedy Agyapong laments

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Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, has disclosed that he has landed in a botched business that has seen him swindled to the tune of US$7 million by a young man.

According to him, in the line of business, no matter how shrewd a person is; losses and other challenges can pop up but that it was how a person handles it that determines how good a businessperson they are.

GhanaWeb monitored comments Agyapong made on Net2 TV’s ‘The Attitude’ show on August 20 where he revealed that the ‘fraudsters’ who are messing with him will soon know who they are up against.

“Even for me, things are not so smooth for me as you think. I told you last week that I have bought machines worth 7 million dollars for some young boys, they have swindled me, they are still on it, they haven’t changed.

“Their time will come, my message is that when I was advancing them the money to buy the canon machines, if that was all I had, I wouldn’t have given them that money. So I will eat, what pains me is that a 39-year-old boy will swindle me, a 61-year-old man.”

According to him, now that he is plotting to hit back at the fraudsters, “people are begging, people are still begging. People I respect are begging, you see why Ghana is not progressing?” he quizzed.

He vowed to go after the boys and to collapse their business, a fight back that he said he had started by cutting their sources of supply and business.

Agyapong, however, remains undaunted by the incident, stressing that he will continue to run his businesses and to make investments because that was a sign of a businessman who understands the ups and downs that come with the trade.

“I will not let them demoralize me…. I’m still investing. I am business-wise already but I have grown wiser. If you see a Ghanaian dying, let him die…. Nana Boadu (he gave the names of one of the boys) will not know what is coming upon him.

“But I will not let those boys collapse me, they are very evil, I know of two but I am told they are three… I will retrieve every pesewa of mine from those small boys, they will never swindle me this badly.

“I will take action and I don’t care, because I will not let him take me for granted ever. I usually pass my hand over my head. My head is boiling because I am so pained that the boys have been able to swindle me that bad,” he lamented.

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Chaos: Agbogbloshie scrap dealers fires shots at police over de-congestion exercise – ghanapublisher.com

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The scrap dealers at Agbogbloshie in Accra are resisting the decongestion exercise by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council.

The scrap dealers and onion traders at Agbogbloshie are being relocated to Adjen Kotoku to help free the congestion in the central business district of Accra as part of the agenda “Make Accra work again” initiated by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey.

Graphic Online’s reporter Joshua Bediako Koomson who is with the team undertaking the exercise reports that the de-congestion exercise started Thursday morning was moving smoothly until the team arrived at the scrap dealers section.

The dealers set used vehicle tyres ablaze in protest against their removal from the spot.

According to our reporter Joshua Bediako, “They are firing shots and throwing stones at the security personnel.”

“They also started burning tyres”, he added.

He said the exercise aimed at removing onion traders and scrap dealers to Adjen Kotoku was peaceful until they reached the scrapyard.

The scrap dealers argued that they were not served any notice to vacate the place.

“So the military had to intervene by firing warning shots to disperse them,” he added.

Source: graphiconline

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Calm down and support Prez. Akkufo Addo – Nana B to Ejura Youth – ghanapublisher.com

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NPP YOUTH WING APPEALS TO EJURA YOUTH TO CALM DOWN, SUPPORTS PREZ AKUFO-ADDO’s DIRECTIVE FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY

The National Youth wing of the New Patriotic Party has learned with profound concern reports of the alleged murder of Ibrahim Mohammed aka Kaaka and the unfortunate death of two protesters in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

At the outset, we condemn in no uncertain terms the alleged mob attack that led to the untimely death of Kaaka and also the use of disproportionate force by the joint security force against the rampaging youth in Ejura.

We sincerely sympathize with the families of the deceased and pray that the good Lord comfort and strengthen them in the difficult times they find themselves.

As agonizing and regrettable as the death of these three individuals are, the Youth wing, in all humility, appeals to the youth in Ejura to calm down and tread a path that engenders peace, love and unity to honor the memories of the dead.

As youth we hold the key to the future of our great nation and we cannot jeopardize this great task by resorting to instant retaliation and violence which threatens the peaceful coexistence in our country.

We welcome and support the directive from H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the Minister of Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, MP, to immediately conduct Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences on Tuesday, 29th June, 2021.

Again, we add on to the numerous calls on the Police to expedite investigations into the unfortunate death of Kaaka and serve justice to him and the bereaved family by bringing the perpetrators to book.

That said, It is deeply worrying that the opposition NDC seeks to use these very unfortunate and tragic occurrences as an opportunity to undermine the peace and progress we have collectively attained in almost 30 years of our democracy, admired and spoken about in the Sub-Region.

As citizens of Ghana and as Youth, it is our duty to denounce and condemn such statements which rather weakens our strength as a nation in fighting atrocious acts.

We must take up the call for social justice in an appropriate manner which ensures that all are protected and we contribute in the collective effort to support the peace process.

Once again, we solemnly commiserate with the families, friends and loved ones of the deceased and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

Thank you
…Signed…

Henry Nana Boakye
(National Youth Organizer, NPP)

 

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