[ 2012-06-09 ]
Horror! 2 Kids Drown; Suicide At Legon, Murder At Teshie
Two school children who reported missing on
Thursday at Nyanyano Point 4, close to Kasoa in
the Central Region, were found dead yesterday.
The kids, whose names were given as Godfred
Asiedu, 5, and his playmate, Naa Dede Tetteh, 4, a
KG pupil of Opportunity Schools, were found dead
in a salt lake in the community around 5:30am
yesterday after a fruitless search the previous
Regina Yeboah, mother of Godfred Asiedu, and
Judith Lumo, mother of Naa Dede, gave similar
accounts about what could have led to the demise
of their children.
They told DAILY GUIDE that as at 1:00pm on
Thursday afternoon, the children were at home
playing outside after they had finished eating,
but about 10 minutes later, they were nowhere to
be found. A search for the duo was to no avail.
A resident later told them to check around a pit
dug by salt miners which was just a few meters
away from where they lived, saying she saw them
heading towards that area. And to the parents'
surprise, they saw slippers belonging to the two
children at the bank of the pit, which was said to
be about 20 feet deep.
Though the parents saw the slippers of Godfred and
Naa Dede around the pit, they did not notice any
sign of the children there and therefore left and
later went to report the matter to the chief of
Regina Yeboah told DAILY GUIDE at the scene that
early yesterday, her brother again went to the pit
and saw their bodies floating on the water.
He raised alarm which drew nearby residents to the
The bodies were later removed after the incident
was reported to the Nyanyano Police Station.
Their remains have been deposited at the Police
Hospital morgue in Accra while investigations are
Meanwhile, some residents of the community who
spoke to DAILY GUIDE have appealed to the chief do
something about the pits dug by some residents for
salt crystallization which have been left
uncovered or unfenced, to prevent such disaster
They said the chief should compel the salt miners
to protect or fence the pits so that children or
even animals might not be tempted to go near them
to swim or drink water.
Some of the pits were said to be very deep.
Suicide At Legon
An unidentified man has allegedly committed
suicide at the campus of the University of Ghana,
The body of the young man was found dangling on a
tree with a rope tied to his neck.
The man, believed to be in his twenties, was
hanging on one of the trees close to the Ecobank
at the campus of the university, with his tongue
The man was yet to be identified but the people
around the area said they had seen him on a number
of occasions, weeding in the area.
Police later came for the body for autopsy.
Recently, the nearby Achimota Golf Course also
recorded a similar case of suicide, when a certain
Tosh Mensah was found hanging on one of the trees
Source - Daily Guide
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