Monday, December 25, 2017

5 Major Deaths That Dominated Media Discussions In Ghana In 2017

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Kintampo Waterfalls Disaster

Death biblically is inevitable as the Bible states it is ordained for Man to die and after death judgment (Hebrews 9:27). This year was characterized by several deaths which broke the heart of the nation.

In March this year, Twenty (20) persons mostly students of the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School died in an accident at Kintampo during which falling trees crashed on them and other revellers bathing in the popular Kintampo Falls.

Seventeen died on the spot while three others died later on admission at the Kintampo Hospital

Lynching of Major Maxwell Adam Mahama

In May, Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was who was the platoon commander leading a contingent against illegal miming activities at Denkyira-Obuasi was gruesomely murdered by residents of the area who mistook him for an armed robber after he was reportedly spotted with a side arm.

There are still conflicting reports as to what actually happened leading to the death of the young military officer who was the commander of a detachment stationed at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region to combat illegal mining.

But more than 60 suspects were arrested but have been trimmed to 20 including, Akwasi Baah, Solomon Sackey, Kwame Agyei, Joseph Appiah Kubi (aka Kum Dede), Akosua Takyiwaa (aka Maabono), Esther Dauda (aka Asha) and Michael Kumah (aka Kojo Anim) to reappear on later date.

All suspects have been provisionally charged with two counts of murder contrary to section 46 of the criminal code and other offences act of 1960, Act 29 as well as conspiracy to commit crime to wit murder: contrary to section 23(1) and 46 of the criminal and other offences act 1960 (Act 29).

Professor Allotey Dead

Renowned Mathematician, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, 85, also died this year. His death was confirmed by family member, Sarah Ofei while on Admission receiving treatment. The Nuclear Physicist was born in 1932 in Saltpond in the Central region took a passion for science after reading books on scientists sold by his father.

In a March 2017 interview at Imperial College in the UK where he completed his first degree in 1950, Prof Allotey said after class was over, he had to go support his father to repack the books.

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