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‘Fast And Furious Driver’ Fails To Appear In Court Over Alleged Ailment

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The 28-year-old man who was arrested for driving recklessly at Opeibea in the Greater Accra Region has fallen sick after he was granted bail, according to police.

The suspect, Kofi Buckman was to appear before court earlier today, Monday, October 25, but was unable to, due to his medical condition.

Supt John Atanga who is in charge of the Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD) at the Airport Police Station said the defendant is currently on admission at the hospital.

“It is unfortunate the court matter could not come on. He was released on bail to his family to be brought today. But this morning we had a document from his doctors that late last night he was taken ill and is currently under observation.

“Under this circumstance, we are handicapped to talk since it has to do with health matters,” he told Judith Awortwi Tandoh.

On when the suspect’s case will be heard, Supt Atanga said the police will wait till the medical facility treating the suspect reports that he has recuperated before the case will be laid before the court.

“When it comes to health issues, the dynamics changed,” he explained.

As previously reported by GhArticles.com, Kofi Buckman was captured in a viral video dangerously driving a grey Mercedes Benz at the Airport junction off the 37- Legon road.

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He was filmed drifting perilously under a traffic light that had signalled motorists to stop on Saturday, October 23.

Per the amateur footage, he drove into the middle of the four-lane road and, in a Fast and Furious fashion, turned his car in circles and eventually sped off before the traffic light turned green.

Police say Mr Buckman turned himself in on Sunday morning with some relatives as the Airport Police Station began investigations into the matter.

Supt Atanga further sent a strong warning to persons who engage in such acts, adding that they will be dealt with in accordance with the law if caught.

“The IGP and his team are out today and we are not going to countenance any sort of indiscipline. It is not in the interest of anybody, all road users, including their own lives so they should be warned. So long as we get them or get information about them, they cannot hide anywhere,” he added.

 

 

 

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Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

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Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

The Upper East Regional Co-ordinating Council has banned the wearing of smocks in Bawku township with immediate effect.

In a press statement signed by Regional Minister Stephen Yakubu, the Council indicated that the decision was taken after consultation with the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC).

The imposition according to the release seeks to address the use of smocks by “criminals or unscrupulous elements to hide arms and ammunitions and attack opponents or innocent civilians.”

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Wearing Of Smocks Banned In Bawku

Residents in Bawku are therefore urged to take note of the directive to be enforced by Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) and comply until further notice.

Individuals who fail to heed the directive the Council noted “will be dealt with accordingly.”

 

 

 

 

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Accra Ranked 3rd Most Polluted City In Africa – World Air Quality Report

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Accra is the 3rd most polluted city in Africa, according to the 2020 World Air Quality Report, published by Swiss firm, IQAir.

The Malian capital, Bamako, topped the list of most polluted African cities, with the air quality there considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups”.

Sebokeng in South Africa followed in the 2nd position.

The city of Vereeniging in South Africa is 4th, while Kampala in Uganda is 5th, followed by the South African cities of Soshanguve, Sasolburg, Pretoria, Springs, Midstream and Ga-Rankuwa and Johannesburg in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th respectively. 11 South African cities were among the top 15 most polluted cities in West Africa.

Abidjan was ranked 13th most polluted city in Africa and 3rd in West Africa.

The report which excluded cities in Nigeria, however, did not measure the economic impact of pollution on the respective cities and countries.

According to the report, the severity of air pollution in Africa and its resulting health impact is difficult to quantify, as air quality data is limited.

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For most regional locations, the report said insights must be inferred from satellite data. By this method, it is estimated that air pollution claims up to 780,000 African lives annually.

In 2020 alone, the report said the Africa region’s air quality monitoring network grew across five new countries (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and Kenya) and 10 new cities.

However, data in the region remains sparse.

41 African countries, the report noted, lack air quality monitoring data, leaving nearly a billion people without the information necessary to make important health decisions.

South Africa is the only African country with a public, real-time governmental air quality monitoring network.

Data for every other country in the report is supplied by either U.S. State Department monitors or non-governmental monitors, contributed by individuals and organsations.

 

 

 

 

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2 Female Students Expelled From UPSA For Allegedly Engaging In Lesbianism Acts

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2 Female Students Expelled From UPSA For Allegedly Engaging In Lesbianism Acts

Two female resident students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have been expelled from the institution’s hostel for allegedly engaging in a threesome sexual activity with a non-resident male.

According to a statement by the institute, the said females fondled each other during their sexual escapade and engaged in some form of lesbianism.

“Engaging in acts of lesbianism is contrary to Section 1.28.11(g) of the Student Handbook of the University of Professional Studies, Accra; 2018 and Schedule G 8.3 (23) of the Statute of the University.

“They have since been dismissed from UPSA Hostel awaiting further sanctions from Management,” part of the announcement read.

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The management further announced that the notice should serve as a deterrent to all resident students.

The school also cautioned resident students to avoid harbouring “perchers” and accommodating visitors be beyond 10 pm.

“Desist from sexual misconduct and observe all other rules and regulations in the Hostel as well as the Student Handbook. Any student caught infringing any of the regulations will not be spared,” it warned.

 

 

 

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