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Achimota School Drag Rastafarian Students Back To Court On Appeal

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The Achimota School unsatisfied together with Attorney-General have gone back to court to contest the ruling of the High Court that some two Rastafarian students, Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, be admitted.

Recall somewhere in March this year, the authorities at the Achimota school denied two Rastafarians admission to enrol at school due to their dreadlocks.

According to the school, the rules and regulations of the senior high school do not permit students to carry dreadlocks in school thus cannot be admitted unless otherwise.

Ras Aswad Nkrabeah, a father of one of the students who has been denied admission at the school took to social media to express concerns.

The frustrated father is worried as to why the school will not let his son enrol because he has the right to his culture as far as it does not breach the 1992 constitution of Ghana.

However, an Accra High Court ordered Achimota School to admit the two Rastafarian students (Tyrone Iras Marhguy and Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea) it denied enrollment over their dreadlocks.

Disappointed by the development, the Governing Board of the Achimota School afterwards declared its determination to appeal the ruling by the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court, ordering it to admit the two Rastafarian students.

In appealing the case, Achimota School argues that the High Court failed when it held that the rules and regulations of the school concerning ensuring uniformity in appearance are unlawful and interferes with one’s religious rights.

Given this, the school is urging the Appeals Court to set aside the judgement of the High Court and order the plaintiffs to comply with the school’s regulations if they choose to be students of the school.

Backing this stance, the AG’s department insists the judge erred in her ruling. The AG further goes on to argue that, the decision by Achimota School does not interfere with the right to the education of the boys.

“The learned Judge erred when she held that the regulation of the 1st Respondent requiring that students keep their hair low amounted to an illegal and unconstitutional attempt to suspend the manifestation of the Applicant’s guaranteed freedom to practice and manifest his religion….

“The learned Judge erred when she held that Respondent’s actions of asking the Applicant to step aside during the registration process are a violation of his right to dignity especially when the 2nd Respondent had disputed the veracity of that fact,” parts of the appeal by the AG’s office stated.

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Takoradi Woman Officially Arrested Over Alleged ‘Fake Pregnancy And Kidnapping’

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Police in Takoradi in the Western Region have officially arrested and detained Josephine Panyin Mensah, a 28-year-old woman who allegedly deceived security officers and the entire country with a pregnancy and kidnapping story, that turns out to be false.

She has been detained at the Takoradi Central police cells.

Josephine was officially arrested on Friday night, September 24, 2021, immediately after the police claimed that she had confessed that her story was a hoax.

“The suspect, Josephine Panyin Mensah, 28, has confessed to the Police during further investigations and stated that neither was she pregnant nor ever being kidnapped. The public will be updated with further details,” police said in a statement.

The woman’s mother, who was also kept in police custody on Thursday, was also released on Friday night.

Meanwhile, residents of Takoradi who initially sympathized with Josephine have expressed shock and disappointment at the turn of events.

Some of them who spoke to Citi News urged the police to conduct a DNA test on Jospehine’s first child.

“The current turn of events is mind-boggling. Now we don’t know which story to believe. We all knew that she was pregnant. When we heard that her story was fake, the whole society was shaken to the core. People around the area claimed that she was pregnant, so now it is difficult to comprehend the police’s contrary report,” a resident said.

Another resident said Josephine’s story is embarrassing.

“I’m convinced that she was not pregnant. It’s putting pressure on women in Takoradi, the Western Region and the whole of Ghana. If she actually has a son, the police should conduct a DNA test to confirm if indeed the son belongs to her husband or not.”

“We’ve been shaken by this story. When we heard that she had been kidnapped, we were worried. But we can’t fathom the new development. I don’t trust the story being bandied around. I will only believe this story when I hear from her directly,” another resident said.

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Josephine Panyin Mensah, has been in the news since last Thursday after the media reported that she was nine months pregnant and had been kidnapped during a dawn walk.

She resurfaced a week later at Axim in the Western Region without her alleged pregnancy or baby.

She had claimed that she delivered the same day she went missing and that the kidnappers had stolen her baby.

The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah subsequently claimed Josephine was not pregnant as reported, a claim subsequently corroborated by the Ghana Police Service.

Police conducted two separate medical tests on Josephine at different hospitals, with both reports proving that she was never pregnant.

Josephine’s relatives and neighbours however disagreed with the report of the Ghana Police Service.

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Takoradi Woman Begs For Forgiveness After Confessing She Wasn’t Pregnant

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Josephine Panyin Mensah, the said pregnant woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Takoradi about a week ago, has pleaded with the Police not to prosecute her after confessing she was not pregnant.

The woman at the centre of the controversy on Friday reportedly confessed to a team of medical and investigation officers attending to her at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region that she was not pregnant.

According to reports, Josephine asked for forgiveness amidst uncontrollable tears from her husband Michael Simons who appears to be innocent and has insisted that his wife was 9 months before reportedly going missing.

She has since been “whisked” to the Takoradi Central Police Station.

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Islamic Televangelist Zakir Naik Takes To Facebook To Seek For Wife For His Son, Lists Conditions

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Popular Indian Islamic televangelist, Zakir Naik has taken to Facebook to seek for wife for his son.

The renowned non-Arabic scholar stated that he is looking for a virtuous Muslim girl of good character for his son Fariq, so they can be a source of guidance and strength for each other.

Naik in the post shared on his verified Facebook page, said a father or relative of a girl who is eligible should respond to his request with the required information.

He wrote;

I am looking for a wife for my son Fariq, a virtuous Muslim Girl of good character, such that my son and his wife can be a source of guidance and strength for each other.

If you are the father or relative of a girl you think is eligible, and who agrees to look into this, I would humbly request you to respond to this post with the required information.

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

Some of the conditions listed on the post which has garnered over 11,000 likes and 1,900 comments, include the girl being a practicing Muslim, abstaining from “haraam” activities, willing to lead a non-luxurious life, has a bachelor’s degree in any Islamic field, fluent in English, willing to settle in Malaysia, propagating Islam and many others.

Naik also attached some of his son’s achievements, a brief information of his mother, himself (Naik) and his son’s siblings.

See the conditions below;

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

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