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Sprinter bus kills coconut seller, 2 others on Cape Coast Highway

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Sprinter bus kills coconut seller and 3 others

A Sprinter vehicle has been involved in a fatal accident, killing three people and injuring 15 others at Ekumfi Ekotsi.

Per Adom News reports, the sprinter driver lost control from a flat tyre and ran into coconut sellers on the Kasoa Cape Coast Highway in the Central Region.

An eyewitness to the accident, Joe Acquah, said the accident happened after the vehicle’s tyre busted and ran into four coconut sellers as two passengers also lost their lives.

“I heard the vehicle tyre bust and by the time I got there, the vehicle had already crashed into four coconut sellers,” he stated.

“One of them (coconut sellers) was instantly killed by the car but the other three survived,” he added.

According to Mr Acquah, the deceased resides at Ekotsi however, he came to help his peers who sold coconut near the accident scene.

The bodies of the deceased have been transferred to Saltpond Government Hospital Mortuary for Preservation and autopsy.

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Akro SHS closed down following residents-students clashes

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Akro Senior High Technical School at Odumase-Krobo in the Eastern Region has been temporarily shut down after some residents attacked students over the lynching of a suspected thief by the students.

The decision to close down the school was taken after school authorities and officials of Ghana Education Service met with the Paramount Chief of the area, Nene Sackitey.

The students, after the decision was communicated to them, immediately left the campus with their luggage.

This comes after some students of the school on Friday, January 21, arrested and physically assaulted two persons who invaded their campus until they fell unconscious.

The suspects, namely Sackitey Emmanuel Kpabitey and Odoi Solomon, were rushed to the St. Martin’s De Porres hospital by five Police officers who intervened after the headmaster of the school called the Police.

According to reports, Sackitey Emmanuel could not survive the effect of the attacks and was pronounced dead on arrival by health authorities.

The other victim of the attack, Odoi Solomon, survived but is in critical condition at the same facility.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

Following the incident, armed residents, who claim the duo were innocent, stormed the school premises and attacked some of the students amid the pelting of stones.

Odumase-Krobo District Police Commander, Superintendent Doris Grant explained that she dispatched some Police officers to the school to save the situation.

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Police react to reports of daylight robbery at Bantama

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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has urged the general public to disregard a viral video alleging a daylight robbery at Bantama.

The said video had men on motorbikes who were purportedly robbing a young man of his personal effects, after which they sped off.

But, according to the police, investigations show that the video is a music video that was shot by one King Wahab.

The statement noted the musician and the director have been invited to report to the regional police command for interrogation.

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Motorbikes banned in Bawku after renewed clashes

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The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has banned the riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality.

In a press statement signed by the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, the Regional Co-ordinating Council noted that its directive stems from the volatile nature of security in the area.

“The Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has examined the security situation and its volatile nature in the Bawku Township and with immediate effect imposes a ban on riding of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality and its environs,” part of the January 23 statement read.

In view of this, both sexes are banned from using motorbikes within the area.

Per the statement, “this ban does not include motor tricycles.”

Upper East REGSEC bans riding of motorbikes in Bawku

Meanwhile, MUSEC has been entreated to enforce the directive with the urgency it deserves.

Earlier, REGSEC banned the use of a motorbike by two or more men in the Bawku Municipality and its environs.

The decision prohibiting males from riding with their fellow males was taken after an emergency meeting held on Thursday, January 6, over the security situation in the region.

The ban included “a woman riding on a motorbike and picking a man on the same motorbike.”

However, females were permitted to ride with a colleague female.

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