The Battor District police command in the Volta Region has arrested one Tetteh Ofoe who is suspected of dumping a dead body in a toilet manhole.
Investigations have commenced into the circumstances that led to the incident.
On November 23, 2021, a report emerging from the area had it that someone visited a toilet in his house at dawn and smelt some stench. The person later went for a flashlight to check the cesspit only to find a body infested with maggots in it.
The police proceeded to the scene together with the Assemblymember for the area, Edward Kikrobeti, as well as environmental officers and some opinion leaders to investigate the matter.
At the scene, they removed the cement slabs on the cesspool and found the body of a male adult believed to be in his sixties stuffed in the pit.
An immediate inspection revealed that the hands and thighs of the maggot-infested body had been cut off.
A preliminary investigation by the police led to the arrest of Tetteh Ofoe, who is believed to be behind the alleged murder of the deceased.
The police conducted a search in the suspect’s room and found two cutlasses and suspected bloodstains on his porch.
Meanwhile, the body has been deposited at the Battor Catholic hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.
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