MCE For Krachi East, Francis Okesu Is Dead

Information available to First News is that the Municipal Chief Executive for Krachi East in the Oti Region, Francis Kofi Okesu is reported dead.

He was the dean of Municipal District Chief Executives in the Oti Region.

The Late MCE Francis Kofi Okesu

The caused of his death is not known at the time of filing this report. The late MCE is said to have died in a hotel room he was lodging in the Ashanti Region. Police are said to have begun investigations into the incident.

Mr Okesu, was  a former Public Relations Officer for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in  Krachi East Office before he was nominated by President Akufo-Addo and confirmed as MCE.

Dambai the capital of the Krachi East Municipality has been thrown into a state of shock following the incident.

First News checks revealed that the deceased had checked into the hotel late on Friday, September 2 with his driver, Sylvester Attah.

The driver, however, left to lodge in a different hotel.

Mr Kofi Okesu has not been seen since he checked into the hotel and efforts to reach him proved futile.

Investigations established that Mr Attah could also not reach him on the scheduled day of return to Dambai on Sunday, September 4.

An official complaint was lodged with the Police by the Manager of the said hotel in Kumasi.

Subsequently, the Police broke into his room only to find the dead body of Mr Okesu.

The Regional Crime Scene team of the police proceeded to the crime scene to begin investigations into what could have led to his death.

Police sources say they have conducted a search of the room but have found nothing incriminating so far.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, Municipal Chief Executive of Oforikrom, Abraham Antwi, and other security operatives have been to the scene.

The body has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.


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