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A 19-year-old student of the University of Ghana, Legon, has died under strange circumstances at the Pentagon Hostel at Legon at dawn of last Thursday.

The deceased, identified as Oheneba Kofi Nti-Boateng, a Level 100 Bachelor of Science Administration student, was said to have died from a fall after he had joined his friends in Room 205 on Block B of the Pentagon Hostel for a chat after socialisation at Block A from 9p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2011; to 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 17,2011.

Five friends of the deceased, whose names were given as Silas Betrant, Augustine Mensah, Mark Odamo, Akwasi Apaw-Bimpeh and Yaw Twene, have been arrested by the police to help in their investigations.

In their caution statements, the friends maintained that although they were with him in the room before he fell, they did not know what actually happened to him.

The Legon Police have launched a full scale investigation into the incident to determine whether Oheneba died as a result of the fall or otherwise since, according to doctors’ initial report, the deceased did not sustain any head injuries from the supposed fall.

Second, the major injury he sustained was on the shoulder.

Again, according to the Legon Police, Oheneba did not fall from the fourth floor or fifth floor but from the first floor, a situation which ordinarily should not have resulted in death.

According to the Grime Officer of the Legon Police, ASP Emmanuel Basintale, the police were baffled by the turn of events and were waiting for the postmortem report to assist the police to determine the actual cause of death.

He said on Thursday, they received a report from the sister of the deceased, Ms Abigail Nimako, that the family had information from the friends of Oheneba Kofi Nti-Boateng that he had fallen down from the balcony of one of the hostels and died as a result.

He said the police proceeded to the scene and investigations conducted so far had revealed that the incident occurred about Friday dawn and prior to that Oheneba Kofi Nti-Boateng a resident of Block C, attended a drinking party organised by one of his friends on Block A.
After the party, the student joined his friends in Room 205 and stayed there for a while before he decided to retire to his room.

According to the police, shortly after coming out of the room onto the balcony, his friends said they heard a big bang, an unusual noise which prompted them to rush to the room to find out what had happened.

To their shock and disbelief, they found Oheneba Kofi Nti-Boateng had fallen to the floor and so they quickly organised to rush him to the Legon Hospital for treatment but he was transferred to 37 Military Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The body of Oheneba Kofi Nti-Boateng has been deposited the mortuary of the 37 Military Hospital awaiting autopsy while investigations continue.
Source: Daily Graphic

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