• Man who delivered ‘final blow’ to Captain Mahama arrested

    The police have arrested a man who they say delivered the “final blow” that killed Captain Mahama when he was killed by a mob last Monday.

    Police say the man, Kwame Tufour, used a cement block to hit the army officer, resulting in his death.

    The man is said to have run away after the act, but residents of the town tipped the police off to his location.

    The police caught him with one Kwame Adjei, 40, who is believed to have participated in the killing of the captain.

    During interrogation, he told the police that when he arrived at the scene, Captain Mahama had already been killed and that he used a block to hit the captain’s dead body.

    The captain had been spotted carrying a pistol by some women he had bought snails from and the women who, police say, assumed he was a robber, called the assembly man and reported that they had seen.

    Police say the assembly man, without finding out if the information was correct, quickly rallied members of the town to attack and kill the captain.

    The late army officer is will be buried on Friday, June 9.

    Meanwhile, another man has been lynched in the Central Region after he was accused of stealing GHc1.50.

    The news will come as a blow to Ghanaians who have been campaigning for an end to mob violence


  • Actor Kofi Middleton Mends dies of kidney failure

    Veteran actor, Kofi Middleton Mends, known for his role in the television commercial for Key Soap has died of kidney failure.

    The actor, died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Monday dawn when he was rushed there.

    A close relative had revealed that the late veteran had been battling kidney disease for some time now and was on dialysis when he passed away. He had been in and out of hospital for about two years.

    The late Mends was a lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) and the University of Ghana. He stopped lecturing about two years ago.

    He is also known for his role in Grey Dawn (2015) and No Tears for Ananse (1968).

    Mends turned 77 in June this year and is survived by a wife and three children.

    Source: Ghana/ Hayford

  • Child burnt to death in fire outbreak

    The cause of the fire is yet to be known. However, reports say the fire broke about 1.00 pm after a young girl in whose care the child was entrusted tried to cook with a gas stove in a kitchen next to where the baby slept.

    The mother of the deceased was said not to be around when the incident occurred.

    The fire spread to several other wooden structures and destroyed properties in the process.

    Personnel from the Fire Service were at the scene to douse the blaze.

  • Former FIFA President Joao Havelange dies at 100

    Former FIFA president Joao Havelange has died today, Tuesday 16th August. He was 100 years old.

    The sad news of the Brazilian’s death follows a series of health problems. This July, he was admitted to the Samaritan Hospital in Rio de Janeiro due to pneumonia.

    Prior to that, in June 2014, he was hospitalized because of a respiratory-related infection and was forced to remain at the same hospital in Botafogo for four days until he was eventually discharged.

    Meanwhile in 2012, Havelange’s health was seriously under-threat because of a bacterial infection, but he was duly treated and managed to recover.

    Alas, unable to prevail, his battle with pneumonia was to prove his last.

    The former athlete served as the head of FIFA from 1974 to 1998.

    His tenure as president is the second longest in FIFA’s history, behind only that of Jules Rimet. Havelange was elected honorary president in 1998 but resigned in 2013.


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