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University of Ghana’s Law Lecturer Prof. Yaw Benneh Reportedly Murdered

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University of Ghana’s Law Lecturer Prof. Yaw Benneh Reportedly Murdered

Prof. Yaw Benneh Reportedly Murdered: Senior lecturer of Law at the University of Ghana Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh has reportedly been murdered at his home in Accra.

According to his colleague at the Faculty, Dr. Poku Adusei, the academic was “murdered” in the same fashion as the late Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

“It appears to be an act perpetuated about three days ago [Thursday], but it was just discovered this morning,” he said of the unfortunate incident at late Prof Benneh’s Adjirigano mansion.

Police picked up the body of Prof Benneh who lives alone from his home on Saturday morning.

According to reports, there was no sign of a break-in or forced entry at the Adjirgano mansion.

Isaac Botchway, who claims to be Prof Benneh’s houseboy told journalists that he last saw his employer at about 8 pm on Thursday.

He said the deceased usually call him whenever he needed him to do something on his behalf.

“I called him the next day [Friday], but he did not respond. The gardener came to work this morning [Saturday] and when he did not find any sign of him, he knocked at his door but there was no response,” the houseboy said.

He said the gardener then went to inform the academic’s sister who lives a stone throw from the Adjirgano mansion.

Together with her, they got a carpenter to force the door open and found Prof Benneh dead.

The deceased’s hands and legs were all tied in a pool of blood between the bedroom and the living room.

According to Mr. Botchway, it was clear there was a struggle between Prof Benneh and his assailant before he was killed.

He said although the crime scene has been cleaned, there were spatters of blood on the floor which suggested a struggle.

According to reports, the family suspects foul play as the deceased’s cousin, Anthony Konadu, 78, was stabbed and killed by unknown assailants on June 13, this year.

The owner of Coconut Guest House at Adiebeba in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi was stabbed in the presence of a receptionist by his attackers who stormed the place at about 11 p.m.

He died shortly upon arrival at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The late Prof Benneh visited the scene of the crime when the incident occurred.

Biography of late Prof. Benneh

Mr. E.Y Benneh is a senior lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon.

He earned both his M.Litt and LL.M (International Law Option) from University of Cambridge in the United Kindgom.

He holds a postgraduate Certificate in International and Comparative Law from the University of Leiden.

He earned his LL.B with Second Class Upper from University of Ghana. Mr. Benneh has enormous consulting experience and has published extensively.

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Legon: National Service Personnel falls from 4th Floor of Sarbah Hall

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Service Personnel falls from 4th Floor

The authorities of the University of Ghana have called for calm after a man believed to be a national service person, reportedly fell from the 4th floor of the Mensah Sarbah Hall to the ground.
He is reportedly receiving medical care at the Legon Hospital.

He is said to have fallen from the fourth floor of the Mensah Sarbah Hall Annex A at dawn on Friday, April 23, 2021.

The Dean of Students, Prof Godfred Bokpin has called for calm and said investigations were underway to establish what really happened and that the facts would be put out.

“What has happened has happened, but the issue is being investigated, the police, the hall authorities, we are all involved trying to get to the bottom of it, but whilst we are at that, we will urge every student to be calm and keep to their core activities…, and they should not feed into the rumor making rounds but very soon an official communication will be issued by the university.”

The victim, whom some have identified as Wahab Abdulai, is said to have slipped and fallen from the balcony.

He is expected to be transferred from the Legon Hospital to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

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Court dismisses Rasta student’s application seeking to force Achimota School to admit him

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Court dismisses Rasta student’s application seeking to force Achimota School to admit him

The Human Rights Court 1 Division of the High Court has dismissed an application to force Achimota Senior High School to admit Oheneba Nkrabea, a Rastafarian student, temporarily while waiting for the final determination of the substantive case in which he is fighting the school for not admitting him because he wears dreadlocks.

In his case, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, through his father, argued that he is disadvantaged, as he remains at home waiting for the final decision of the court on the substantive case while his colleagues are in school.

But the court, presided over by Her Ladyship Gifty Adjei Addo on Monday, 12 April 2021, said forcing the school to temporarily admit the student would be prejudicial to the substantive matter.

In her reasoned opinion, expediting the trial will be in the interest of the student, as the mandatory injunction would have allowed him to be in school for only 10 days.

She, however, granted an order for the first respondent, Achimota School, to file its response seven days after being served instead of the statutory 21 days.

Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea dragged Achimota School, the Board of Governors of Achimota School, the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and the Attorney General to court, praying the Human Rights Division of the High Court to compel Achimota School to admit him for the purposes of his education.

He was denied admission for having dreadlocks.

The country is divided on the issue. While some argue he should be given admission, others say it will set a bad example for the future.

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Check Out The First Female Computer Science PhD Graduate From KNUST

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening recently graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a Ph.D. in Computer Science

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Check Out The First Female Computer Science Ph.D. Graduate From KNUST

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening recently graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, making her the first female to attain that honour in the University’s history.

Rose-Mary graduated on March 12, 2021.

However, she did not have it easy attaining her Ph.D. In a Facebook post, she recounts how she had to combine studying abroad for her Master’s Degree and then later her Ph.D. while taking care of her children and managing her home.

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening First Female Computer Science Ph.D. Graduate From KNUST

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening First Female Computer Science Ph.D. Graduate From KNUST

For that, she is grateful to God and her family to the support.

“It has not been easy but God has been faithful. I am very grateful to my family and loved ones for encouraging me to go this far. We made history together!” she said.

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening First Female Computer Science Ph.D. Graduate From KNUST

Rose-Mary Owusuaa Mensah Gyening First Female Computer Science Ph.D. Graduate From KNUST

Rose-Mary is proud of what she has been able to achieve and hopes other women will also be able to do the same. She wrote;

“For me, the most important is to hold the door for many ladies to pass through!… Computer Science is largely a male-dominated field but we are changing the narrative! So don’t give up, push harder and you will see the light at the end of the tunnel”.

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