It’s 2019 AD and although the year is still young, a lot of events have already gone down. With the way the year has started, we can only look forward to what the rest of the year will offer us.
That being said, we would notice that most of the news that came in were mostly “distasteful” news, but let’s just hope for the best in the coming months.
societywatch.net brings our top 5 events that took Ghana by surprise in January 2019.
- Court Order for arrest of Nana Appiah Mensah
Nana Appiah Mensah, CEO of gold dealership company Menzgold was declared wanted by a court order secured by the Police for “Defrauding by false pretense”.
This became necessary after Menzgold was unable to pay back investments of their customers, following the closure of the firm by an order from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Bank of Ghana.
The arrest warrant gave orders for the arrest of all directors of the Menzgold including his wife Rose Tetteh and sisters Benedicta Appiah and Abigail Mensah.
It was later discovered that NAM1, as he is popularly referred to, had been under arrest in the United Arab Emirates since the 9th of December, 2019.
- Assassination of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale
An investigative journalist with private investigative firm Tiger Eye PI belonging to Anas Aremeyaw Anas was shot at close range in his car on the evening of 16th January, 2019.
This came as a shock to the nation as Ghana is alien to such contract killings especially on journalists.
But many people, beginning with Anas, started pointing fingers at Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, especially because he uncovered Ahmed’s face in the wake of his exposé, “Who watches the Watchman”, labeling Anas and his cohorts as corrupt as well, after they had released Number 12.
He has been buried in accordance with the Islamic religion.
- Murder of Josephine Asante
The Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) in charge of the Tema Port, Josephine Asante, was stabbed to death at her residence at Emef Estates near Afienya after she had returned from a Senior Staff party.
According to reports, she was followed by her assailants and murdered in her room. Her body was only discovered the following morning when her 12 year old son tried to open his mother’s room without success.
After her door was broken, her lifeless body was discovered in a pool of blood. She died on the 12th of January, 2019 and will be buried on March 16, 2019.
- Shatta Wale and Shatta Michy split
Shatta Michy became fed up with the incessant physical abuses she was allegedly receiving from Shatta Wale and decided to abscond with their son Majesty, a Range Rover and some other important documents belonging to Shatta Wale.
Shatta Michy came out to express regret for abandoning her family for someone she thought would love her, only to be turned into a punching bag.
Well, it looks like this time round, their split is for good unlike the previous breakups that were for publicity purposes.
- The death of Anokye Supremo
Daddy Lumba Jnr was flown to India to undergo a life saving surgery to remove a tumor that had grown in his head and was causing him partial blindness.
The operation was successful, but he immediately fell into a coma and never woke up again. He died in coma on the 30th of January in the hospital in India.
He was referred to as Daddy Lumba Jnr because of his striking resemblance in appearance and voice with legendary Highlife musician Daddy Lumba.