A seventy-year-old man on Thursday, February 17 night ended his life by jumping into a well that serves as a source of drinking water at Kurantumi in the Abuakwa municipality of the Eastern Region.
According to an eyewitness report, the late Kojo Owusu believed to be a pensioner committed suicide by jumping into the well at about 10:PM Thursday night.
The Abuakwa Municipal National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Director, Samuel Owusu Osei told Accra 100.5 FM’s 6:00 AM read by Ohenewaa Kesse Boahene on Friday, February 18, 2022, that preliminary investigations point to the man committing suicide.
He explained that he had a late-night distress call from some residents claiming a man has ended his life by jumping into a well.
He added when the NADMO team came to the scene the water in the well was full to the brim.
So he had to mobilize officers from the National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) and Ghana National Fire Service(GNFS) to have the water pumped out.
After a while of pumping the water out the body of the late Kojo Owusu was discovered under the well.
According to him, a young lady who was trying to put her baby to sleep told officers at the scene that she saw the late Mr. Owusu hovering around the well.
And when she inquired about what he was doing around the well, the deceased asked her to mind her business, he said.
He said the lady said she moved away and later turned to see the man jump into the well.