Former Keta Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Edward Kofi Ahiabor is dead.
He was found dead in an uncompleted house near his father’s residence opposite Fraga oil, Anloga in the Keta District of the Volta region.
Meanwhile, the Keta Divisional Commander of the Ghana Police Service, Alex Amenyo has said the cause of death of Mr. Edward Kofi Ahiabor, is yet to be known.
“The police is yet to determine the cause of death”, the Commander said, adding that post-mortem and other investigations are ongoing.
He told the Ghana News Agency that the former MCE’s family reported his disappearance to the police about a week ago and that the police was working with his mobile service provider to help locate his whereabouts when his decomposing body was found on Friday.
The GNA gathered that the body was spotted by some students who were drawn by the stench of decomposition.
The deceased was allegedly found prostrate on the floor with his head covered in a polythene bag, and a bottle of unknown contents near him.
The students allegedly alerted some construction workers nearby who also informed the police.
“Born” into a farming family, Edward Kofi Ahiabor started farming at a very young age.
He will be remembered for bringing to Anlo land the Tube Well Irrigation System, which ensured year-round vegetable farming in the Keta Municipality, which improved the local economy.
Before becoming MCE for Keta Municipal from 2004 to 2008, the deceased was the Chairman of Keta Municipal Vegetable Farmers and Marketers’ Association.
He was nicknamed “Agble” Kofi, to wit, “Kofi the farmer” for his love for farming.
Kofi held BSc. Agriculture, University of Ghana and MPhil. Soil Science, University of Ghana, and was in 1992,1995-97 Head of the Science Department of the Anlo Secondary School.