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Apam drowning: ‘This Is What Actually Happened’- The Apam Boys Who Survived Finally Speaks (VIDEO)

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Apam drowning: 'This Is What Actually Happened'- The Apam Boys Who Survived Finally Speaks (VIDEO)

March 7, 2021, will undoubtedly be the most unforgettable and frightening day in the lives of two teenage boys from Apam in the Central Region’s Gomoa West constituency.

For Simon Dadzie, Godfred Apretse, and the other twelve children who had gathered at the Apam beach, what began as a daily fun-filled “Sunday Special” turned into a black Sunday.

In separate exclusive interviews with  the two boys said that they had only gone to the beach to play football with their friends from the neighborhood and classmates.

Simon, a 5-year-old form two pupils at Apam Presbyterian School, remembered going to the beach with six other friends to play football on that fateful day, but instead cooling-off by swimming in the water.

He went on to say that he was saved by two strangers after four others he was with mysteriously vanished in the sea. He was rescued from the water and taken to the hospital after almost drowning.

“…after a while, I was the only one left in the water, my friends (about four of them) who were around me had drowned, and I was exhausted from struggling to stay afloat… unexpectedly, two guys grabbed me and pulled me out after I started to sink – they took me to the shore, and I was rushed to the hospital,”  said.

Godfred Apretse, clearly disturbed by the events of Sunday, said he had no memory of the day.

He’d even gone to the beach with some classmates to play football and then swim.

He only remembered seeing a big wave strike him, according to the 14-year-old class six student. He awoke in a hospital the next thing he knew.

Apam township and surrounding areas have been plunged into mourning after some of their children, aged 13 and up, went missing after going swimming on Sunday, March 7, with many of them drowning.

The Apam Fishermen Association’s spokesperson, Kow Panyin, confirmed the incident and provided information on the deceased and survivors, said that 11 of the teenagers who drowned have been identified.

There were two females and ten males among the dead.

 

The deceased were named as Gilbert Assandoh, Isaac Affisah, Adwoa Vi, Joshua Hammond, Prince Peprah, John Arthur, Christopher Ewusi, Ebenezer Forson, Benjamin Narh, Kweku Atta, King Beri Addison, and one other girl (unidentified) who had come to visit her friend.

The Apam Group has nine teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16, Ankamu (Apam Junction) has two, and Cape Coast has one.

Investigations are still pending, but in the meantime, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has provided financial assistance to the families of the victims.

 

See them recount their ordeal in the video below:

 

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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After 2 Month, EC Finally Speaks On Supreme Court Verdict On 2020 Election Petition

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Mount The Witness Box And Clear Doubts Of Many Ghanaians – Suhuyini Boldly Tells Jean Mensah

The Electoral Commission (EC) has finally spoken up on the verdict of the Supreme Court concerning the 2020 election petition.

The seven-member Supreme Court panel ruled unanimously that while the petitioner (John Dramani Mahama) had legitimate concerns about the results he could not adduce evidence to validate the claims he was making against the EC.

Speaking on Asaase FM, Bossman Asare, deputy chairman of the EC said the court vindicated the work of the commission with their ruling.

“We were relieved right after the election because we know we did the right thing. The [Supreme] Court gave us an international vindication, so for us life is just normal; we have a lot of things, review of the election et cetera that we must engage in,” he said.

“As a Commission, we are doing what we have to do. There are a lot of administrative measures that must be put in place so that in future we’ll continue to be ahead of the game. I think for us we didn’t see the court case as a challenge… we know it’s part of the work and life must go on,” he said.

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Taxi Driver Transporting Human Body Parts To Fetish Priest For Sakawa Finally Arrested

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Taxi Driver Transporting Human Body Parts To Fetish Priest For Sakawa Finally Arrested

The Coaltar Police command apprehended a driver in the Ayensuano district of the Eastern region while he was transporting suspect human bones and a skull to a fetish priest.

According to the local police, the Unit Committee Chairman of Kwamekyere Electoral Area – Aware Isaac, along with two others, intercepted a Daewoo taxi cab with registration number GE 5063-15 with suspects – Awatey David Okra, 22, driver, and Amenuvor Nicholas, 20, on April 7, 2021 at around 10:30 pm from Suhum direction towards Kwamekyere, a community in the District for allegedly carrying human bones.

One other occupant managed to escape with a pan containing some unidentified materials. A search conducted in the taxi revealed a black suitcase containing some old bones suspected to be human bones.

The Coaltar Police command apprehended a driver in the Ayensuano district of the Eastern region while he was transporting suspect human bones and a skull to a fetish priest.

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Are You Aware Of The Ritual Killings In Ghana: You Have Made Ghana Hard – NDC Blast Akufo Addo In A Press Statement

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Are You Aware Of The Ritual Killings In Ghana: You Have Made Ghana Hard – NDC Blast Akufo Addo In A Press Statement

In a statement, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) expressed condolences to the family of the ten-year-old boy who was killed by two teenagers at Kasoa for “money ritual purposes.”

The statement urged President Akufo-Addo to expedite investigations into unsolved crimes committed in the country since he assumed power.

Read the full statement below:

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS ON THE MURDER OF YOUNG ISHMAEL MENSAH ABDALLAH AT KASOA.

It is with extreme shock and disbelief that the National Democratic Congress received news of the gruesome murder of a ten-year-old boy called Ishmael Mensah Abdallah at Kasoa in the Central Region by his own teenaged acquaintances for ritual purposes.

The Leadership, as well as the entire rank and file of the NDC, join the family and friends and, indeed, the entire nation, in mourning the loss of this young and promising boy much beloved by his family and community.

It is the expectation of the National Democratic Congress that the appropriate authorities will ensure that the bereaved family are comforted by the swiftness of the application of the law to punish the perpetrators and all who may be behind this dastardly murder.

The NDC has taken due notice of the fact that there appears to be a fashionable craze toward the acquisition of quick wealth by many of our countrymen and women and the youth in particular, without the attendant hard, morally sound and lawful means of obtaining the same.

We deem this development as a dangerous trend that has to be condemned and discouraged by all and sundry.

It is a development that the NDC is unquestionably opposed to, or else we risk bequeathing to the youth, a practice and a lifestyle that cannot build this nation.

We further wish to draw the attention of the Akufo-Addo government to the plethora of crimes whose resolution has dragged on interminably, thus, encouraging the perpetuation of the culture of impunity.

We encourage the youth to look out for honest, hardworking, and accomplished persons as their role models.

The wealth that has been improperly obtained, should never be an attraction for the upcoming youth of this great nation.

In this regard, we call on the Akufo-Addo government to speed up investigations and crank the wheels of justice so that the country can rid itself of the odious reminder of this unfortunate event.

May the soul of young Ishmael Mensah Abdallah rest in peace.

ISSUED ON FRIDAY 9TH APRIL, 2021

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KAKRA ESSAMUAH

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

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