A prison officer at the Sekondi Prisons Barracks had the rudest shock of his life at dawn on October 2, this year, when he woke up and found his girlfriend dead on his matrimonial bed.
Before he could recover from the impact of his predicament, the family of the deceased requested the prison officer, Isaac Martey, who is married, to wed the deceased in accordance with their tradition before they allow him to bury her.
The police, however, insist that they will only investigate the criminal aspect of the case and leave the marriage and burial of the corpse to the prison officer and the family of the deceased to sort out.
The police have, however, arrested the officer to help them in their investigations into the case.
According to the police, Martey lives with his wife at the barracks but she travelled out of town and he took advantage of her absence and invited his lover into his matrimonial home.
Martey left his duty post after close of work and went home to attend to his visitor. After some time, both retired to bed.
At dawn the next day, the officer called his girlfriend to prepare for her journey back home, but after several efforts to wake her up proved unsuccessful, he realised that the woman was dead.
He then became alarmed and called for support to help resuscitate the woman, but that did not yield any result. The case was then reported to the police in Sekondi, who took the body to the morgue after assessing the situation.
The police gathered that the deceased was not feeling well and attended hospital on September 29, 2010 before visiting the officer on October 1, 2010.
The police are currently investigating the death of the young lady, who was said to be resident in Sekondi as they await the post-mortem report from Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
Source: The Mirror