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A young man believed to be a final year student of the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) has allegedly committed suicide in his private hostel at West Tanokrom a suburb of the Effia-Kwesiminstim Municipality of the Western Region.

The deceased, whose name has only been given as Derick, is alleged to have hanged himself with a sponge on a ceiling fan in his room.

Information gathered by Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show team from the scene indicates the deceased hails from Bogoso in the Prestea Huni Valley District of the Western Region.

Tenants in the house indicate that he has been occupying the room for some time now, and has a very good relationship with everyone.

“I share a kitchen with him, I spoke to him yesterday morning and he was doing well. This morning, I went to the kitchen and realized his phone had been ringing without response. I became alarmed and opened his door only to see his lifeless body dangling on the ceiling fan. I raised alarm that attracted other tenants to the scene, before calling the Police,” Joana, a tenant indicated.

Personnel were dispatched from the Takoradi Central Police Station to the scene.

The body has since been conveyed to the Effia -Nkwanta regional hospital morgue whilst investigation continues.

Some residents in the area who visited the scene before the Police arrived are suspecting foul play.

“I have a shop just opposite the house. I heard someone had committed suicide. I went to the room, but I think there is more to it. How could someone who has hanged himself have both hands tied at the back? When I went to the room, I saw him hanging on the ceiling fan with a sponge, but the hands were tied at the back. So, I think there is more to it than we might think”, Sammy indicated.

Several efforts to get the school’s authorities to confirm the identity of the deceased have proven futile.

Story: Eric Nana Gyetuah/Connec FM