Fisheries Observer Who Went Missing From Tuna Vessel Found Dead In Tema With Head Missing

Fisheries Observer Who Went Missing From Tuna Vessel Found Dead In Tema With Head Missing

  • The decapitated body of Ghanaian fisheries observer Samuel Abayitey was discovered a month after his disappearance
  • Samuel Abayitey was working aboard the tuna vessel Marine 707 stationed at the Tema Harbour
  • Abayitey was found decapitated after washing ashore near Tema, according to reports from his family

Samuel Abayitey, the missing Ghanaian fisheries observer, has been found dead about a month after he disappeared.

Emmanuel Eugene Dorpumor, a brother of the deceased, told Citi News that the body of Samuel Abayitey was found on Saturday, December 9.

Abayitey was found decapitated after washing ashore near Tema, according to Citi News.

Fisheries observer found dead
In 2019, a separate observer went missing under similar circumstances. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

He had been aboard the tuna vessel Marine 707 stationed at Tema Harbour.

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Though Abayitey's head was missing, his brother, Emmanuel Eugene Dorpumor, was still able to identify his remains.

The deceased's family has appealed to the Ghana police service to investigate the case properly.

“When the thing happened, they arrested some of the workers but they have been released and gone back to the sea and so as a family, we need lawyers to come in to help because it is a serious thing for us because we all know how to swim because we are from a coastal area and so his death is very serious to us," Dorpumor said.

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development acknowledged the earlier disappearance and said it was investigating the incident.

In 2019, one Emmanuel Essien went missing under similar circumstances.

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