UHAS Suicide Lecturer Buried

The Late Winfred Korku Ametefe
Family members, friends, students and fellow lecturers of Winfred Korku Ametefe are still at a lost as to why their beloved took his own life.

Winfred Korku Ametefe, a lecturer of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), is alleged to have committed suicide about a week ago at his residence at VORADEP Village in Ho.

Several attempts by the press to solicit some answers from close relations have proved futile, as all of them have declined to comment on the matter.

That notwithstanding, sources close to the family have confirmed that the mortal remains of Winfred were interred last Saturday at the Ho public cemetery.

A source said according to custom, a person who commits suicide is not given a befitting burial and his body is not laid in state. To this end, the body of Winfred was kept in the morgue of the Volta Regional Hospital, while a brief and solemn burial service was held in his honour at the Elorm Parish of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Ho Bankoe.

The body was then transported straight from the morgue to the cemetery. This was followed by a brief reception at the premises of UHAS, where Winfred was a lecturer before his unfortunate death on 19th July, 2015.

Winfred Ametefe allegedly committed suicide in his official residence that fateful day. But this was discovered two days later, after he went missing.

His neighbours who discovered his dead body alerted the police, who conveyed the body to the regional hospital morgue. The police say they are still investigating the case but have released the body for burial after exhausting their findings on the body.

The Late Winfred Korku Ametefe
The 41-year-old lecturer, who taught Quantitative Literacy in the School of Public Health at the Hohoe campus of UHAS, is said to have left behind a wife and a son who are all resident in the United Kingdom. He is also reported to have served in the British Army for about a decade before returning home to join the infant university.

By Fred Duodu, Ho
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