Man arrested for using wee as pillow

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A 46-year-old man is in the grips of the Western Regional police for cultivating Indian hemp, ‘wee’ and using some as pillow in his home.

Police prosecutor, Chief Inspector Donkor told a court presided over by his Lordship Selorm Kumah-Dzata that, they discovered this when they visited the residence of Kwabena Adiyia to arrest him for threatening to kill a farmer.

The farmer, Kwasi Mensah had reported him to the Adinkrakrom police for threatening to kill him.

According to the police prosecutor, the farmer was threatened with death when he visited the home of the accused to confront him for destroying his farm.

However, when the police entered his house, they saw that he had planted the banned substance behind his house and a search in his room revealed he was using some of the wee.

His Lordship Kunah-Dzata, therefore, remanded him in prison custody to appear in two weeks.

SOURCE: ghanaweb

Why are foreigners under attack in SA?

There are three main reasons for the spate of violence against foreigners in South Africa – proximity (they are easy targets), economic opportunities and the national discourse promoted by South Africa’s leaders, says a local professor.
The recent xenophobic attacks in the greater Durban area were linked to King Goodwill Zwelithini’s speech in Pongola a few weeks ago. The king has since blamed the media for distorting his message.
But according to Professor Loren Landau from the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, xenophobic comments from leaders such as the Zulu king are only part of the problem.
The attacks, which have been mostly on foreigners coming out of other parts of Africa and sub-continental Asia, have increased dramatically in the past few weeks. They started in KwaZulu-Natal and have since spread to other parts of South Africa, including Johannesburg.
“In terms of the targets of the attacks I think there are a number of explanations. The most obvious is proximity: these are the groups of people who live and work in townships. As the violence is based on a mix of rage, frustration and opportunism, these are the obvious and ‘easy’ targets. That the police have done little to protect them does little to discourage such attacks,” said Landau.
In past attacks, foreigners claimed that police were not of any help to them when they asked for assistance. In a previous wave of violence against foreigners in Soweto, there were widespread reports of criminal and xenophobic ­behaviour by some police officers tasked with stopping the looting.
Second, these are people working in sectors such as small business and manual labour that offer the few available economic opportunities to poor South Africans. While their presence may ultimately create jobs, it is not perceived that way,” added Landau.
“And this suggests a third reason: the consistent demonisation of poor migrants from officials and leaders. The discourse about economic competition, illegal immigration and even the threats of disease and terrorism have largely pointed to migrants from Africa and Asia,” Landau said.
South African leaders have come under fire for not taking a firm enough position on the violence.
Last week President Jacob Zuma spoke out against the acts, saying that many South Africans had sought refuge in other countries during apartheid and had been treated with respect and dignity. He called for the same treatment to be extended to foreigners seeking refuge in the country at the moment.

source:  http://www.citypress.co.za

Ghanaians in SA at risk as xenophobic attacks escalate

Hannah Tetteh Foreign Minister Gh

Ghanaians living in South Africa are at risk as xenophobic attacks is on the rise in the Rainbow Nation, Starr News has learnt.Indigenes of the diamond-rich nation, according to reports, are attacking and killing foreign nationals, whom they accuse of taking their jobs and privileges.
Official reports have confirmed that at least five people have been killed and hundreds forced to flee their homes in the degenerating situation.However, Starr News gathers that the number of deaths appear much higher than what has been released by the authorities.It is unclear if any Ghanaian has become victim of the insurrection.Some African countries including Malawi and Zimbabwe have initiated moves to withdraw their nationals from the country.Most of the recent unrest occurred in and around the coastal city of Durban, where police said two foreigners and three South Africans were killed.The dead included a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly shot during looting on Monday night and died at a hospital.The latest attacks are believed to have been triggered by some comments allegedly made by a Zulu king.King Goodwill Zwelithini is reported to have asked foreigners in the former apartheid country to return home. He has, however, rejected accusations that his remarks provoked the attacks claiming, the media misrepresented him.

source: Ghanaweb

REVEALED: YFM Presenter has been abducted five times - Police

REVEALED: YFM Presenter has been abducted five times - Police

The police in Takoradi have revealed that this is the fifth time a lady presenter of YFM, who was said to have been abducted and sexually assaulted by unknown persons, has gone missing.  According to the police, they have recorded a total of five incidents in the last two years and that the last incident before this latest one was reported in February, 2015.  Police sources at Takoradi told Graphiconline’s Western Regional Correspondent, Moses Dotsey Aklorbortu that before she went missing last week, police intelligence picked information she was going to go missing.  Named by her employers as Ada, the presenter of the Takoradi-based YFM, was said to have been abducted last week and sexually assaulted by unknown individuals. She was found Tuesday morning and was currently receiving treatment at the GHAPOHA Hospital in Takoradi.  She had been missing for about five days and her employers - Global Media Alliance – owners of YFM put out her name and asked the public to help find her.   Her abductors reportedly sexually assaulted her and took pictures of the act, which they posted on Facebook. Some of the pictures have also been circulating on Whatsapp.   Graphiconline’s Moses Dotsey Aklorbortu visited her at the hospital and reported doctors as saying she was responding to treatment.  She was asleep at the time of the visit.  Doctors reported that apart from a bloodied left eye, no other physical bruises were immediately noticeable on her. She looked restless and could not talk.  Her dreadlocked hair had been trimmed.  The Doctors told our correspondent that she was brought to the hospital at about 1:30am Tuesday by two young men and a lady.  They said those who brought her to the hospital explained that she came to the house [her house] in Takoradi at about 12:30am looking restless and requested for food since she was hungry but she threw the food to the ground after it was offered to her.  They then rushed her to the hospital at Kwesimintsim from where she was referred to the GHAPHOA Hospital. She was sedated after admission.  The doctors told our correspondent that she looked traumatized and would not say a word to anybody but asked constantly about her baby and wanted to know if her baby had eaten.  Later when some of her church members visited and the doctors asked about the whereabouts of her baby, they claimed she had no baby.  The Takoradi District Police Command has initiated investigations into the latest incident.   District Police Commander DSP, Husseini Awinada told Graphiconline's correspondent that they have not been able to get any statement from the victim as of now as she was still speechless.  He recalled that this is the fifth time within the last two years that the same victim had been reported kidnapped.  He said in all those instances, the victim was unable to help the police to unravel the case.  No arrests have been made as of now contrary to reports on social media that one Rahman Nunoo, a boyfriend of the lady had been implicated and arrested by the police.  Our correspondent  however spotted Rahman Nunoo and gathered that he had been instrumental in providing information to the police in the incident.

source: viasat1.com.gh

Police hunt for remaining Denu cell breakers

IGP Police Team
 The Volta Regional Police Command has launched a manhunt for the remaining four suspected criminals who escaped from the Denu police cell last month.

The four escapees are among a gang of seven who made away with two AK 47 rifles and other ammunition when they escaped.Last Wednesday, the Volta Regional Police Command succeeded in re-arresting three of the suspects at Agbozume in the Ketu South district upon a tip off.

However, the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Peter King Gyinae told Citi News, the police will not rest until the other four are re-arrested.In March, seven suspects escaped from a Police cell in Denu .They are said to have stolen two of the riffles belonging to the Police personnel at the station.
Reports indicate that the seven hardened criminals managed to escape from custody because the policemen on duty at the time were drunk and had subsequently fallen asleep.
Two policemen were asleep under a mosquito net near the police station when the criminals bolted.
The Policemen subsequently mounted an intensive search for the suspects in the neighbourhood after a security man woke them up and informed them about what had happened but the suspects were no where to be found.

source: ghanaweb

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