Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ghanaian Lawyer Hangs Himself in His Office, Leaves Suicide Note (PICTURED)

A 44-year-old lawyer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Property Lane Limited, Kofi Yawson-Agyei, has committed suicide in Accra.

Yawson-Agyei, who was the Secretary of Ghana Institute of Surveyors, was found hanging with an electric cable in his CUA House office at Adabraka in Accra early yesterday morning.

Before his death, the deceased who was also a land surveyor, was said to have left a written note and signed a cheque for GH¢3000 directing it to be given to the wife, Felicia Yawson-Agyei. The body had since been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.

Confirming the story to DAILY GUIDE, Chief Superintendent Frank Adufati, Accra Regional Crime Officer,
said KofI Yawson-Agyei was discovered dead in his office at Adabraka around 6:00am yesterday.

An on-the-spot enquiry revealed that at about 12 midnight that fateful day, the CEO of Property Lane Limited told the wife Felicia Agyei-Yawson that he was going for a stroll.

For a while, the deceased was not returning and so the wife informed friends and relatives about the development and a search was mounted for him.

At about 6:00am that same day, Mr Yawson-Agyei was found to have hanged himself in his office by the relatives.

A report was then lodged with the Accra Regional Police for investigations.

The deceased before his death left a suicide note and a signed Standard Bank cheque of GH¢3000, directing a lady by name Naa in his office to give it to his wife.

The note read, “Naa give the written Standard Cheque to my wife. Pick the cheque from Makola, pay in and use signed cheque for my wife. The balance in the Fidelity account is about GH¢3000 Plus about GH¢7000 from Makola. Mankoadze owes GH¢2000.”

Police preliminary investigations suspected no foul play but investigations are on-going, according to the police Crime officer.

No marks of violence were found on the body at the scene.

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