Man Allegedly Commits Suicide After Setting House Ablaze at Kpone
The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Herbert Sosu, Crime Officer of the Kpone District Police narrated, that they have launched investigations to establish the root cause of the incident.
A man believed to be in his 30s has allegedly set his house ablaze and is suspected to have also committed suicide at Kpone, in the Kpone-Katamansu Municipality of Greater Accra region.
The man has been only identified, as Tetteh.
According to an eyewitness ", he set his semi-permanent house on ablaze and walked away".
Strangely, agitations continue and questions are been raised, after the house was burnt to ashes.
"Tetteh turned his rage on himself as he used a nylon rope to commit suicide at his backyard"!
His body was discovered dangling on a tree behind the house.
According to One Janet Nortey Norkor, who claims to be a niece of the deceased lamented, "on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at about 10 pm I went to buy bread in the neighbourhood when I heard unusual noise emanating from the room of my uncle".
“A few minutes later, I saw his house on fire when I quickly rushed to our house and raised an alarm about the burning and everyone came out and saw the place on fire.
Giving an account of the incident to the media, another resident opined, "we saw the man coming out of the room while a thick smoke was blowing from the house".
However, the deceased did not leave behind a suicide note, and it is clear, that Tetteh was living alone since he was at loggerheads with his relatives around.
The claimed niece, explained, "we later saw him hanging on a tree at the back of the house just after quenching the fire".
Confirming the incident to the media, the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Herbert Sosu, Crime Officer of the Kpone District Police narrated, that they have launched investigations to establish the root cause of the incident.
The police have therefore sent the remains of the young man to Tema General Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent