Body exhumed from uncompleted building

The body of an unidentified man believed to be in his early 40s, buried in an uncompleted building at Napogbakolee, in Wa in the Upper West Region, was exhumed on Friday.

The exercise was carried out by a joint team of police and staff of the Wa Municipal Environmental Health and Sanitation Department.

The burial site within the building, was found by the owner of the structure, Mr Seidu Salim, when he had visited the facility to ascertain the progress  of work.

According to Mr Salim, he noticed that the heap of sand on the floor in the building was tampered with.

He said “Together with some block layers, we scooped earth from the area, and we saw what seemed like a human hand. We immediately covered it and I lodged a complaint with the police for further action”.

The Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chief Inspector (Chief Insp) Gideon Ohene Boateng, who confirmed the story, said Mr Salim reported the case to the police.

The Police PRO said “The body was found in a left lateral position with the arms and legs folded and in a black pair of trousers and t-shirt with black rubber slippers on the feet when it was unearthed”.

Chief Insp) Boatengsaid the body was examined by Dr Abdul Latif Saiba, a General Surgeon at the Upper West Regional Hospital, and was buried at a public cemetery in Wa.

The Police PRO said Dr Saiba would later submit a full report on the body to assist in investigation.

The Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Mr Paul Baba Mornarh, said although the body was not identified, it was buried due to the extent of decomposition.

He said the police were making efforts to get in touch with the family of the deceased.

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