Troy Ahiagbah: Fresh Ghanaian man dies in accident; dad shares heart-breaking tribute

Troy Ahiagbah: Fresh Ghanaian man dies in accident; dad shares heart-breaking tribute

- Troy Selorm Ahiagbah, son of Richard Ahiagbah of the Danquah Institute has died

- The young man passed away in a motorbike crash on May 27, 2020

- His father, Richard Ahiagbah, mourned him with a heart-breaking tribute on social media

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Troy Selorm Ahiagbah, a son of Richard Ahiagbah of the Danquah Institute, has died after being involved in a ghastly motorbike accident.

The young man, who was described by his father as a ''simple and happy young man'' was involved in a motorbike crash and died on May 27, 2020.

In a post on social media, Troy’s father announced the devastating loss of his ''free-spirited son''.

‘‘On May 27th of this year, I was met with the horrible news of the untimely passing of my son Troy Selorm Ahiagbah,’’his post read.

Richard Ahiagbah said his son ''loved and lived his life as a simple and happy young man.’’

He painfully admitted that words cannot express how sad and heartbroken he is about his son’s ''untimely and gory death''.

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''I have lost a son and a part of me, a part of me that may never be mended,’’ he said.

The broken-hearted father took solace in the hope that Troy would find peace and rest in the bosom of the Lord

‘‘Even though having to bury a son is painful, I am hopeful that he has found peace and rest in the bosom of the Lord. Knowing this gives me some relief and strength to carry on with life. I draw my strength from the Lord, and I know He is with us in this dark hour of loss and pain.''

He expressed appreciation to people who have reached out to encourage the family following the death of Troy.

Richard Ahiagbah announced plans for his son's burial which he said would be in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

He said a private burial service has been slated on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Aflao, Huime in the Volta Region.

Meanwhile, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a leading figure of the governing New Patriotic Party and former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute (DI), has expressed his condolences to Richard Ahiagbah and his family.

''My condolences to Richard Ahiagbah of the Danquah Institute and to all family and loved ones, on the death of Richard’s son, Troy Selorm Ahiagbah. Troy died through a motorbike accident last Wednesday. So young with so much to live for... RIP, Troy,’’ Gabby wrote on Facebook.

Earlier in 2020, reported that Ali Shaibu, 24, a Ghanaian indigene resident in Italy died after being bed-ridden for weeks at an immigrant camp.

The late Ghanaian immigrant travelled from Ghana to the European country to seek greener pastures to upgrade his standard of living.

In a video sighted by, emergency workers were seen in COVID-19 PPEs to collect the remains of the deceased amid the coronavirus pandemic in Italy which has claimed thousands of lives in the country.

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