National Service Coordinator allegedly commits suicide

The Suhum Municipal Coordinator for the National Service Scheme has

allegedly committed suicide outside his home in Somanya.

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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 Scheme.

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.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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