Stories from Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
Fear and panic has engulfed residents of Awisa, a farming community in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region, following the circumstances under which a popular cocoa farmer, Kwame Appiah, also known as Salanga, died.
According to information reaching The Chronicle, the late Salanga, who is believed to be in his 60s, was found dead during the early hours of Sunday at the Community Center of Akyem-Awisa, near Akim Oda.
The body is since been taken to the Akim Oda Governmental Hospital morgue.
The residents have been thrown into state of shock because there were no blood stains and injuries on the body to indicate that Salanga was murdered by unknown assailants.
The Divisional Police Commander in charge of Akim-Swedru, DSP Sebastian Mayah, confirmed the incident, but could not readily establish what might have led to the death of the cocoa farmer.
He has called on the residents to allay their fears as the police would immediately stage investigations into the matter to unravel what might have led to the sudden death.
Even before investigation to establish the cause of death, the paper, however, gathered that Salanga, who was allegedly known womaniser in the community and in the nearby environs, might have been killed through his womanising activities.
The paper was told that the former wife of the late famous cocoa walked out of her marriage about six months, following failed attempt to stop the late husband from is womanising activities.
A resident, who spoke to the paper on a condition of anonymity, hinted that “the people suspect his untimely demise might be as revenge by a man/men he has snatched a wife/wives from.”