A 70-year-old man on the night of Thursday, 17 February 2022, ended his life by jumping into a well that serves as a source of drinking water for the residents of Kurantumi in the Abuakwa municipality of the Eastern Region.
According to an eyewitness report, the late Kojo Owusu, who was believed to be a pensioner, committed suicide at about 10 PM.
The Director of the Abuakwa Municipal arm of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Samuel Owusu Osei, told Accra100.5FM’s news on Friday, 18 February 2022 that preliminary investigations point to suicide.
He explained that he had a late-night distress call about the incident.
Mr Osei said when the NADMO team got to the scene, they realised that the well was full to the brim.
“So, we had to mobilise officers from the National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) and Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to have the water pumped out”, he narrated.