NEWS25-year-old NSS personnel found dead in a well

25-year-old NSS personnel found dead in a well

A carcass of a 25-year-old National Service (NSS) personnel identified as Angela Gossou has been retrieved from an abandoned well at Mfensi in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of the Ashanti Region.

According to reports, Angela Gossou who was offering her service at the Cocoa Health and Extension Divison of the Ghana Cocoa Board in the Ahafo Ano southeast District was announced missing last Thursday.

Following his unknown whereabout Staff and officer in charge at the Cocoa Health and Extension Division lodged a complaint with the Mankranso District Police Command.

On Friday, 8th May 2020, information went viral that the body of a young lady was floating in an abandoned well close to a poultry farm at Mfensi.

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A pair of a shoe suspected to belong to the departed was found close to the abandoned well.

Some children who were playing around the area saw the body in the well and quickly informed a farmer who also passed the information to the Assembly Member for the area.

Police officers, officials from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), the Assembly Member and community members evacuated the body from the well.

It was transferred at the Mt. Sinai morgue at Taabre for identification and autopsy.

Workers at the Cocoa Health and Extension Division and relatives of Angela Gossou later went to the mortuary and identified the body.

Family demands swift investigation 

The uncle of the departed, Theodore Madugu believes that Angela Gossou was mudered and dumoed in the abandoned well.

He has called for a thorough investigation into the matter and promised the family will assist in that regard.

According to him, Angela Gossou was respectful, intelligent, and hardworking.

“We informed her landlady and the chief of the town. We were on our way going to the police station to follow up when a man called us that a lady had been killed at Mfensi. So we went there and the residents told us that something had happened near the well the day before and that a dead body had been transferred to the morgue. So we rushed to the police station, they showed us the pictures and to our surprise that was her”, he narrated.

“She has been killed and we leave it to God. But we can assist the police to ensure that those who did this are arrested. Honestly, for a horrific murder like this, I will plead to police and powers to conclude investigation into the matter so that it doesn’t happen again”, he added.

The family says they are waiting patiently for the result from the autopsy which will be conducted within the week.

Assembly Member for the Mfensi Electoral Area, David Kwadwo Owusu Ansah who assisted in the recovery of the body to the morgue said the body nearly decomposed.

“I reported the incident to NADMO and called the Fire Service for assistance. The police also came in and with the help of others, we retrieved the body and saw that it was a woman. I called others to come and identify the body but nobody knew her so we took the body to the morgue. The body was almost decomposed given the fact that it was in the well for hours. There were marks on her body suggesting that she struggled with the criminals”.

Meanwhile, police at the Abuakwa District Command has started investigations into the incident.

The incident has, however, propelled relatives and workers at the Cocoa Health and Extension Division into a state of mourning and shock.

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