Regional News Sat, 23 Apr 2016

9-year-old found dead after he went missing for days

A nine-year-old boy has been found dead in a deep drain, known as ‘Olonka Gutter’ at Sawaba - a suburb Kintampo in the Eastern Region – after he went missing for 4 days.

A tear-filled mother of young Aikins Kwame Jare disclosed this Joy News Correspondent, Anas Sabbit on Friday.

She narrates that after nightfall when Aikins has still not come home on Tuesday, the family started looking for him but without success of finding him. The matter was reported to police after he failed to show up the following day.

Speaking in Twi, she said a neighbor told her that a dead boy had been found in the drain on Friday so she went to see if it was her son – unfortunately it was.


This is not the first time a dead body has been found in the ‘Olonka Gutter’, according to residents.

Assembly man for the area, Wahab Habib, says he can count at least 16 dead bodies found in the ditch in the last couple of years, explaining the situation has become a mystery.

The Assembly man has called on authorities to assist with reconstructing a bridge over the drain which he says has become a death trap.

Source: Myjoyonline.com