Just in: Chief Shoots himself to death
Sad news: Chief Shoots himself to death
Residents of Daawereso, a farming community in the Asante Akim North District of the Ashanti region woke up on Wednesday morning to the bizarre news of the death of the Gyaasehene of the village.
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The 76 year-old Nana Opuni Kwagyan allegedly shot himself in the neck with a locally manufactured gun in his bedroom which he shared with one of his sons.
It is reported that the septuagenarian 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.
“he woke me up to prepare some porridge for him; I had 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”, his son told journalists.
Members of the community who knew the deceased expressed shock that he would fall for such a scam because he was deemed to be very respectable and enlightened.
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Police in the area says they have commenced investigations into the matter.