The Gyasehene of Daawereso, a farming community in the Asante Akim North District of the Ashanti Region, Nana Opuni Kwagyan has allegedly shot himself in the neck with a locally manufactured gun in his bedroom which he shared with one of his sons.
According to reports, the 76-year-old man was brooding over the loss of a huge sum of money to unknown mobile money fraudsters who had promised to double the amount for him.
The said amount, according to his family members was a loan that he took from a money lender in the community.
The sad incident has turned into bad news for the entire community as members of the area who knew the deceased expressed shock that he would fall for such a scam since he was deemed to be very respectable and enlightened.
One of his sons explained that “he woke me up to prepare some porridge for him; I heard the sound of the gun from the kitchen and rushed back into the bedroom only to find him lying lifeless with blood gushing out from a wound in his neck”.
Meanwhile, the Police in the area has commenced investigations into the matter, as the deceased body has been deposited at a certain morgue pending autopsy.
BY Daniel Bampoe