Recruit Dies In Training

Alex Adu, a recruit at the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) Academy at Kpetoe, died on Saturday while undergoing routine welcome training exercise at the Academy.

Mr Isaac Kofi Toffah, Commandant at the Academy, confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Monday and described it as “very unfortunate.”

He said Adu together with 32 other driver-recruits reported at the Academy on Saturday for a two-week training course.

Mr Toffah said after a roll call, the recruits were asked to take their bags and walk from a distance to the Academy while performing some exercises, a routine for all recruits.

He said half way through the exercise, the Physical Training Instructor (PTI) asked if anyone had a medical condition to which one of the recruits with multiple fractures responded affirmatively and was excused after examination.

Mr Toffah said a few minutes later, the PTI and his assistants observed that Adu was finding it difficult to cope with the exercise and asked him to take a rest at the entrance of the Academy.

He said after sometime, Adu was found shivering and a nurse was called in and he was conveyed by ambulance to hospital in Ho.

Mr Toffah said Adu died on reaching the Volta Region Hospital.

He said checks indicate that the deceased had some health problems.

The other 32 recruits are going ahead with the training course.

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