Man Found Dead In Gutter At Santa Maria


A man reported to be in his late thirties has been found dead in a gutter along Nii Amasa Street near Friends Gardens at Santa Maria in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

Information gathered indicated that at approximately 2:00 am, the sound of a car circling the vicinity could be heard repeatedly. However, due to the high crime rate in the area, the resident felt it was unsafe to step outside and investigate what was happening.

Eventually, at the break of today, the body of a yet-to-be-identified man was found in the gutter, which was not the case the previous night.

Some worried residents expressed fears over recent attacks and car snatching incidents recorded in the vicinity.

The residents pointed out that the discovery of the man’s body marked the fourth incident of bodies being dumped in gutters within the area, raising concerns.

The victim was fully clothed in a blue and white striped top and a pair of jeans and shoes, igniting suspicion that he was murdered and dumped into the gutter.

The police have reportedly visited the scene and retrieved the body.

The Assemblyman for Santa Maria Electoral Area, Nana Kwasi Boahen Boanyo, on his part called on the police to beef up their presence in the area and install some of the CCTVs at some vantage points in the neighbourhood.