This comes after several Ghanaians have been burying their dead ones at their homes and Churches due to lack of space at public cemeteries.
According to the Director of MPHD, Mr Vctor Acquaye, who feels people who died of contagious diseases could pose health risks to those living close to burial sites.
He also told the Mirror in an interview that his team are planning to open up the western section of the Awudome cemetery for development into a modern well-spaced and landscaped cemetery.
He also said that after the modern development into a well- spaced and landscaped cemetery, inquiries will be made to know the causes of a dead person to ensure that any corpse doesn’t pose public health threat to people living around the burial site. ‘Even after the land factor is satisfied, we have to know the cause of death to ensure the burial does not pose any public health threat to people and the environment.’
Military rescues another Chibok school girl
Troops of 121 Battalion, Nigerian Army, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State, for Operation LAFIYA DOLE today, Saturday 5th November 2016, at about 6.00am, while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists hideout in Sambisa forest, discovered one of the abducted Government Secondary School Chibok girls, named Maryam Ali Maiyanga among them. She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali. She has been taken to the unit’s medical facility for proper medical check up. It is imperative to state that troops have been working round the clock to clear remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hibernating and also rescue all persons held hostages by terrorists.
EFCC releases Reuben Abati
Brad Pitt wants joint custody of their 6 kids
Brad answered Angelina’s divorce petition and asked for joint custody. According to TMZ, California judges favor joint custody, unless it would be harmful to the kids. Neither Brad nor Angelina asked for spousal or child support.
Lagos CJ grants amnesty to eleven prison inmates
The freed prisoners were among the 174 inmates whose names were sent to the Lagos State Prisons Decongestion Committee headed by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye for a review of their cases.
Exercising her constitutional powers to grant amnesty to deserving prisoners, Justice Atilade released the 11 inmates from incarceration and urged them not to indulge in any criminal activities in the outside world.
“Having been informed by the prison officials of the offences for which you have been in prison for a period longer than three months, and in pursuance of the provisions of Sections 1(1) of the Criminal Justice (Release from Custody) Act, 2007 as well as Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution, you are all hereby released from custody today, November 3, 2016. This is without prejudice to any charge that may be preferred against you at a later date; I, therefore, enjoin you to turn a new leaf and go and sin no more.”
Court sentences Rivers State Chief to 7 years imprisonment for land scam.
Amadi who was first arraigned on March 31st 2014, pleaded not guilty to the one- count charge pressed against him and the matter went into full trial. He was specifically tried for offering a plot of land for sale without granting the buyer possession of the land. He sold the landed property for a sum of N17, 600,000.00 (Seventeen Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira only).
Although in the course of his trial, he restituted the entire sum to the buyer of the land, nonetheless, Justice Agumoh still found him guilty of the charge preferred against him. He convicted and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine.
The Judge ordered the release of exhibit 22 (A brand new Nissan salon car) to the convict. The car was confiscated from him in the course of investigation.