An officer of the Ghana Prison service has committed suicide at Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo region, it has been reported.
The man whose name was given as Budu is said to have hanged himself in his room.
It is not immediately clear why he took his life.
His neighbours are reportedly shocked at the development, as the deceased did not fit the profile of someone who could commit suicide.
He was reportedly well-to-do, owning a printing press and two shops.
The Brong Ahafo police have launched an investigation into the incident.