The Volta Regional Police Commander, ACP Fred Agyepong Asare has said investigations so far into the death of one Manasseh Mensah, a headteacher at Hurnokope in the krachie-Nchumuru district of the Volta region, have shown no foul play as been suggested by the regional executives of GNAT.
Briefing the media in Ho, ACP Agyepong Asare said, a postmortem carried out by a pathologist at the police hospital in Accra, revealed that the head teacher died as a result of drowning.
Based on the pathologist’s report, ACP Asare said the three persons, who were initially arrested on suspicion of murder, were granted bail by the court since they cannot be linked with the drowning.
The commander, however said investigations is still on-going and called on persons with contrary information about the death of the headteacher to come forward and assists the police in its investigations.
He assured the teachers in the three Krachie districts of their security and call on them to not embark on their threat to abandon the schools in the area when the 2013/2014 academic year resumes.
“I want to reassure the teachers that their protection is paramount to us, we have them in sight and we’ll monitor their safety” ACP Asare emphasized.
Last month, Marshal Manasseh Mensah, was reported missing, a situation which forced his colleague teachers in the Krachi Nchumuru to wear red arm bands and declare an indefinite strike.
But after several days of searching, his lifeless, decomposed body was discovered floating on river Oti close to the town.
At a press conference last week, the Regional Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Mr. Mawusi Alexander, told journalists that they suspect foul play because the deceased once fled the town after his life was threatened – but he later returned to the area.
He also said the teachers have threatened to leave the district over unexplained murders involving their members, stating that two teachers died in similar manner in 1996 and 2002 but no perpetrators were found and prosecuted.