Tragedy Hits Navrongo

The late Mr and Mrs Nabina Police in Navrongo in the Upper East region are investigating circumstances that led to the death of a man and his wife on January 7 this year in Navrongo.

Sources say the man, James Raymond Adinke Nabina and his wife Christiana Naa Densua Nabina had come home from their base outside Ghana to celebrate Christmas in Navrongo.

The couple reportedly visited Navrongo anytime they were in Ghana for Christmas.

Last Christmas the couple came to Navrongo as usual but unfortunately died the night before their departure to Accra.

The two were buried on January 22 in the same grave at Navrongo.

Mr. Adinke Nabina, who hailed from Nawognia had worked with the African Development Bank for 23 years, serving in various capacities including Conference Interpreter, Division Manager and an Advisor to the Secretary General of the African Development Bank.

In 2004, he became the Ombudsman for the bank and also a member of the Group of Mediators and Ombudsmen of the United Nations System and Bretton Woods Institutions.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Navrongo, Emmanuel Chegeweh, described Mr. Adinke Nabina as one of the promising models and hardworking sons of the area, who have inspired the youth to aspire for higher academic and career excellence.

Mr Nabina, before his death, had promised to construct a school block for the Nawognia community.

His wife, Christiana Naa Densua Nabina was a Ga from Otublohum – James Town and an Ewe from Kate in the Krachi district of the Volta region.

The two had been married for 31 years.

Some residents of Navrongo are speculating that the couple might have been poisoned.

A source close to the Police hinted that there was evidence of foam around the mouths of the deceased persons which could be a sign of poisoning and that some substances were taken from the bodies to be tested at the Ghana Standards Board laboratory to confirm whether the two actually died out of food poisoning.

From Ebo Bruce-Quansah, Navrongo