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20.03.2008 Disaster

Mystery Death Hits Kejetia

By Daily Guide

MANAGEMENT OF Freko FD Limited, a private company charged by government to manage the Kejetia Bus Terminal in Kumasi has expressed grave concern about the spate of mystery deaths being recorded at the terminal of late.

At least 100 dead bodies have been retrieved from the terminal since 2002 when Freko FD Limited started its operations.

So far, ten people from both sexes have been found dead at the terminal under bizarre circumstances since the year begun.

Mr. Peter Ofori, Security Coordinator of Freko FD Limited, who narrated this horrendous news to DAILY GUIDE in an exclusive interview, could not readily fathom the cause of the deaths.

However, since there were no bruises on the dead bodies to
suggest attacks on them, he speculated that they might have died through natural causes.

“Information getting to us indicates that some people wickedly dump their sick relations, whose survival they have lost hope in, at the terminal to evade spending huge sums of monies in burying them, resulting in the deaths”, he alleged.

Mr Ofori said “We have been digging deep into our coffers to convey those dead bodies to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

“At least it costs the company GH¢100 on one dead person; we report the incident to the police, convey the dead person to the mortuary for autopsy to be done and also announce on radio and newspapers for their relations to come in for their bodies for burial,” he said.

Asked whether the relatives of the dead upon hearing the radio announcements have been coming in for the bodies, Mr. Ofori said “In the over 100 deaths reported, it is only on one occasion that some people came in for the dead body.”

On what the company was doing to curb the disturbing menace, the Security Capo averred that his outfit has intensified its surveillance at the terminal, hoping that it would help stop the bizarre deaths in the area.

Mr. Ofori warned that those who would be found in the despicable act of dumping their sick relations at the terminal would be made to face the full rigours of the law.

From Fred J.A. Ibrahim Jnr. & Morgan Owusu, Kumasi

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