TWO PERSONS lost their lives on Saturday at Teshie Nungua Estate in Accra during torrential rainfall.

The deceased, Theophilus Akai Baddo, 35, a Ghanaian domiciled in Saudi Arabia and Eric Asiedu, 28, were said to have been submerged by the floods in an unregistered Hyundai Accent saloon car with trade number DP 2426 when they attempted to drive home during the rainfall.

The bodies of the two were discovered the following day in a big gutter near the sea at Nungua.

Briefing DAILY GUIDE, ACP Victor Gyan Kyereko, Kpeshie Divisional Police Commander said the bodies were discovered on Sunday at about 8am.

The Assemblyman for Klowe Koona Electoral Area, Robert Okoe Odike told the police that they found two bodies in a big gutter at Teshie Nungua Estate.

According to him, the floods carried their bodies from a different location to the Teshie Nungua Estate.

When police personnel moved to the scene to carry out preliminary investigations, a wallet containing a driver?s license and other identity cards together with a piece of paper with some contact numbers were discovered in the pocket of one of the deceased, who was later identified as Theophilus Baddo.

The police managed to contact the family members of Theophilus from Accra New Town after calling the numbers.

The body was later identified by the family, and with their help the police again managed to contact the family of Eric Asiedu.

The family of Theophilus later told the police that their relative returned from Saudi Arabia two weeks ago to attend the funeral of his late father, who was the Accra New Town Mantse.

On that Saturday afternoon, Theophilus informed the family that he wanted to visit Eric, his friend at Nungua.

The two travelled to popular restaurant called Busy Mouth on board a Hyundai accent vehicle belonging to Eric.

While having a good time, the rains started so Eric decided to drop Theophilus at New Town.

Even though others warned them to wait for the rains to recede, they ignored the advice.

By Linda Tenyah


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