Police investigate alleged suicide of unidentified man at Ejura suburb


Police at Ejura/Sekyedumase in the Ashanti Region have launched investigations after a man in his 50s was found hanging from a mango tree on Sunday (25 February).

Residents in the Ahenboboano Electoral area made the shocking discovery around midday, leading emergency services to respond promptly.

Kwa-Sam Samuel, an Assemblyman mentioned that they haven’t identified the body yet, and it’s partly decomposed. He could not confirm or deny a case of foul play or suicide indicating that the security personnel were yet to manage the scene.

“The latest is that the police have been informed, we have also invited the environmental health officers to take over investigations. Because of the situation, we can’t identify him the body is in a state of decomposition and the stench over here is too bad. Interestingly no one has reported any missing family members, so we have moved with the police to advance investigations.

“We have also discovered some exhibits on the tree but until the body is brought down, we can’t ascertain whether he was murdered, or he committed suicide, and this is for the police to ascertain”, he added.

The development has left the community unsettled. With many questions and no clear answers yet, the people are waiting for the police to figure out the details of this sad incident.

This comes as the police were yet to bring closure to the case of a headmaster who was found hanging in his room in what is suspected to be suicide.

The deceased, 38-year-old Ernest Attah Kyei was found dead at about 4:30 pm on Monday (31 July 2023), after relatives inquired about his whereabouts. He was reportedly preparing for his wedding in a few weeks on August 20, 2023.

He reportedly left what is suspected to be a suicide note and some bottles suspected to contain harmful substances in the room. Some close allies have said he was in trauma after he was recently defrauded to the tune of GH¢7,000.

“We heard on Monday that our colleague was no more, and I ran to the place to see for myself, and I saw him hanging in his room with a sponge. I searched in his room and found some medicines he had taken before hanging himself. Upon further checks, we found a note he had left behind containing his father’s number on it,” a member of staff who pleaded anonymity told Accra-based Asaase Radio.


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