The Family and Office of the late Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Krachi East, Hon. Francis Kofi Okesu has described headlines carried by Joy News, Daily Graphic and some other media houses as unprofessional, unethical and disrespect on what contributed to the death of Mr. Okesu
According to them, the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Health Service has not released any official report confirming the cause of the MCE’s death.
Joy News in their publication on the cause of his death, “Police found his lifeless body in a supine position in bed naked with his left arm hanging beside the body on Sunday. A careful examination of the body by professionals found no Marks of violence, but traces a spermatozoa on his thigh”.
The family and his personal assistant (PA) are challenging the above content by Joy News, Daily Graphic and others to prove beyond reasonable doubt on the credibility of their source.
In a statement issued by the Family and the MCE’s Personal Assistant, Sham-Una Gmakanyi Sulemana, described the late MCE as a “devoted Christian, diligent and sober” to his Maker.
“We the family were shocked at some reportage emanating from the media, we are very confident in the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Health Service of conducting an independent investigation and publishing an autopsy report to unravel what actually led to his death.
“Until such a report is released by these professional institutions of the state, any media story such as the recent headline from Joy News, Daily Graphic and other media houses should be disregarded and considered Unprofessional and unethical.
“The general public should disregard those cooked stories from a section of the media trying to discredit the reputation of the late MCE whom had served his people in the past one year with respect and diligence.”
Mr Okesu, who was also the Dean of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Oti Region, was found dead in a hotel room in Kumasi.
Police have already began investigations into the unfortunate incident.
“The whole municipality is now in a state of mourning of a man who put on smiles even when it is hard for him,”.