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Manchester United complete signing of Swedish striker

Manchester United have completed the signing of out-of-contract striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a one-year deal. The 34-year-old, capped 116 times by Sweden, left French champions Paris St-Germain at the end of last season.
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and looking forward to playing in the Premier League," he told the club's website.
Ibrahimovic is United's second signing of the summer after Villarreal defender Eric Bailly joined for £30m.

 The former Barcelona and Juventus player has scored 392 goals in 677 games and won a trophy every season of his career since 2001, including 13 league titles.
Last season was his most prolific, scoring 50 goals in 51 matches, a record for PSG. His tally of 38 league goals was also a club record.

In his four seasons at the French club, he won 12 trophies, including the domestic quadruple twice. On announcing he was leaving the Ligue 1 club, he tweeted: "I came like a king, left like a legend."

Bukom Banku finally appears in court

Braimah Kamoko, alias Bukom Banku, who is alleged to have assaulted one Michael Abbey has finally been arrested by the police and presented to an Accra Magistrate’s court on Monday, June 27.

The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo, indicated to the court, presided over by Ms Arit Nsemoh, that the AG’s advice was ready.

Banku, who was brought on accused summons, is yet to be properly charged.

He was handed over to the Accra Regional Police while his charge sheet is yet to be prepared.

Briefing the court, the investigator for the case, Mr Jerry Sumiah, explained that his inability to carry out the first bench warrant issued for the arrest of Bukom Banku was because he was always accompanied by his followers, making it difficult to arrest him, without resorting to violent tactics.


Mr Sumiah said Banku was arrested around the Lavender Hill close to the  Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, upon a tip off that Banku was driving around that area.

Bukom Banku had market women cheeri…

Man, 37, stabbed to death by wife

A 37-year-old man, Justice Adu Dosompem was Thursday night allegedly stabbed to death by his wife, Adwoa Oppong Pokua.
The incident happened at Abidjan Nkwanta near Esreso in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region.
Pokua was alleged to have stabbed her husband in the lower left abdomen over a domestic misunderstanding.
It is, however, unclear what led to the misunderstanding.
The deceased who had his entrails gushed out as a result of the stab bled to death.
The couple who have been married for about five years now have three children with the last born still breastfeeding.
Pokua has since been arrested by the Feyiase police pending further investigations. Source: Graphiconline

Mahama appoints new Chief of Army Staff

President John Mahama has appointed Major General Obed Boamah Akwa as the new chief of Army Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces.

His appointment takes immediate effect, a statement from the Flagstaff House noted Friday.

Major General Obed Boamah Akwa was until his appointment the Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.

Below are details of the statement

President appoints a new Chief of Army Staff

The Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, President John Dramani Mahama, has in consultation with the Council of State appointed Major General Obed Boamah Akwa as Chief of Army Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces. His appointment takes immediate effect.

Major General Obed Boamah Akwa was until his appointment the Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.

President Mahama has, on the recommendations of the Ghana Armed Forces Council, also approved the promotion of the following officers:
1. Brigadier General W. A. Ayamdo to the r…

Two in critical condition after gunmen attack bakery

An attack on bakery at Bomso in Kumasi in the Ashanti region has left two workers in critical condition at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Margaret Oforiwaa and Kwame Adjei are said to have bled profusely from gunshot wounds in last night’s attack believed to be an escalation of an earlier confrontation between a worker and a gang member.

What appeared a normal working night turned bloody when three gunmen wielding AK 47 assault rifles and pistols started shooting sporadically at workers on duty.

The armed gang had returned to the shop to retaliate an attack on one of its members who had a verbal confrontation with one of the workers. The disagreement turned into fisticuffs.

But after the two were separated, the man whose identity is unknown returned in the evening in the company of his colleagues, to carry through a threat to retaliate.

They chased the defenseless workers in darkness and shot two workers and a customer at close range.

Margaret was shot in the upper chest whil…

I’m not fighting Moon Sangmoor – Bridget Otoo reacts

Television personality, Bridget Otoo has indicated that she does not have qualms with colleague, Moon Sangmoor.

Earlier reports suggested that Bridget has been taken off TV3’s morning show, New Day, over “disciplinary issues”.

The publications also mentioned that Bridget had qualms with co-host, Moon Sangmoor to the extent that it had been evident at a point.

But the presenter in a tweet on Thursday denied the allegation.

This is what she wrote:

 I'm sorry to disappoint you @ameyaw112 but your story is false. I'm not fighting with @monnsangmor neither do I have disciplinary issues


17 perish in Konongo road crash

Seventeen people have died in a ghastly accident at Nnoboamu near Konongo in the Ashanti region.

The accident occurred when a fully loaded 207 passenger bus numbered GY 2520-13 rammed into a stationary timber truck with registration number GT874 Friday dawn.

Twelve passengers in the 207 bus died instantly.

Confirming the incident to Morning Starr, the divisional Police Commander Superintendent Ohene Boadi Bossman said the bus may have crashed into the truck because it was packed in the middle of the road.

He narrated that an earlier accident at the same spot killed five people Thursday night.

“The first accident occurred around 8:30pm yesterday and we went there to clear the place and conveyed the bodies to the mortuary. We were there up till 12am, after putting all the reflectors on the road to avoid a recurrence. But this morning, this driver drove through the clones and all the reflectors and crashed into the truck killing 12 people, it's sad,” he told Earl Ankrah, guest …