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Suicide at Mallam Market

The Odorkor police have begun investigations into the death of a man believed to be in his mid 40s, who was found hanging in a bush near the Mallam market last Sunday.

The lifeless body of the deceased, yet to be identified, was seen hanging on a neem tree, with the tongue out.

He was wearing two shirts—a yellow and a purple one—a boot and a pair of jeans, suggesting that he might be a farmer.

An eyewitness account indicated that someone might have committed the act, but this has not been established by the police yet.

One George Asante, who claimed he first saw the deceased hanging on the tree, told DAILY GUIDE at the scene that the suspect may have committed the act the previous night.

‘This is the second time someone has hanged himself at this same spot, after a student allegedly committed suicide three years ago,’ he noted.

He said the area is known to be a den for wee smokers and so people sparingly visit the area because anybody seen coming from the area is considered a wee smoker.

He said that the Odorkor MTTU personnel directing traffic in the area were immediately informed and they also called their counterparts to the scene to pick up the body.

DSP Emmanuel Osei Agboda, the Odorkor District Crime Officer, led a team of police personnel to the scene around 8am Sunday morning to remove the body to the Police Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

He confirmed to the paper that preliminary investigations showed that there were no marks of assault on the deceased’s body but that the matter had been handed over to a team of investigators to investigate.

‘Statements have so far been taken from witnesses but we are looking forward to locate the family of the deceased to help in our investigations,’ he added.

Family members of the deceased can contact the Odorkor police to help them in their investigations.

By Daily Guide

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