65 year old man found dead in a well

65 year old man found dead in a well

- A 65 year old man has been found dead in a well at Ho-Fiave in the Volta region

- It is uncertain whether he mistakenly fell into the well or he was murdered

A retired Prisons Officer, known as Clement Attipoh, has reportedly died in a well near his home in Ho in the Volta regional capital.

The deceased, aged 65, was found dead by some youth in the area on the dawn of Wednesday, after he went missing on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Speaking to Citi News, the widow, Rose Attipoh, indicated that her late husband was in good condition when they went to bed, until she woke up around 1:00am to realize he was not by her side.

65 year old man found dead in a well

65 year old man found dead in a well Source: Citinewsroom.com

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She noted that the deceased had been suffering a stroke for more than a year, but his condition had improved significantly recently.

A neighbor, Emmanuel Dogbatse, who works as a taxi driver said they found the slippers of the deceased and a torchlight beside the well while searching for him.

According to Dogbatse, the said the sight prompted them to intensify their search around the area and they later found him in the well, but they were able to remove the corpse from the well with the help of the Fire service.

65 year old man found dead in a well

65 year old man found dead in a well Source: Citinewsroom.com

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Dogbatse however was uncertain as to how the man got to the well, because his house was a bit far away from the well as he reportedly said he had no marks of or injury on his body.

According to the residents, Attipoh is the third person to have been found dead in that well in recent times.

Investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of the death, as it remains unclear if the deceased was murdered or he mistakenly fell into the pit.

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