Lambert Akansah is alleged to be one of 23 district directors of the
National Service Scheme under investigation for the disappearance of
7.9 million cedis from the Scheme.
Speaking to Joy News' Fred Smith, Akuse District Police Commander,
Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Francis Ackah confirmed that Mr
Akansah's body was found hanging on a mango tree near his house on
According to ASP Ackah, it is not immediately clear what may have
prompted the man to hang himself. He revealed that the police are
awaiting results from a post mortem which is to be carried out on
Monday 5thJanuary, 2015 before conclusions are drawn.
Although police have uncovered rumours that the deceased was
troubled,he said, people are unwilling to come forward with
This, according to ASP Ackah, was making investigations difficult.
The ASP could not immediately confirm rumours that Mr Akansah was one
of 23 National Service District Directors under BNI investigation for
alleged 7.9 million cedi fraud but acknowledged that the police were
attempting to ascertain the veracity of the rumour.
Scandal rocked the National Service Scheme last year when about 23
directors of the scheme were interrogatedby the Bureau of National
Investigations (BNI) over the disappearance of 7.9 million cedis from
The Executive Director, Alhaji Alhassan Imoro, was implicated in the
alleged cover-up of the fraud.
He has also been charged with the theft of a whopping 86.9 million
cedis from the scheme for a period covering close to a year.