Bizarre Death TEWU Gen. Secretary found dead in hotel room

“The plan was to leave Saturday morning, but we called him so many times, we even called his phone but he will not answer”, one of the executives told reporters in Kumasi.

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Peter Lumor, National Chairman of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union has confirmed the death of General Secretary, Ralph A. Apaaya.

The incident occurred after the union’s congress on Thursday, when the deceased stayed behind to sort out some bills and other administrative issues to leave on Saturday.

However, he didn’t not answer to calls from other members of the executive committee who had stayed behind as well. “The plan was to leave Saturday morning, but we called him so many times, we even called his phone but he will not answer”, one of the executives told reporters in Kumasi.

After making frantic calls which all went unanswered, the executive informed the managers of the hotel, who then cut the net of the window to the room Mr. Apaaya was occupying, in order to see what was wrong, only to see him lying awkwardly at the edge of his bed.

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A report was made to the police who advised that steps be taken to break into the room since he could be needing urgent help, she said.

The door was brought down but Mr. Apaaya was found dead.

The Asokwa police with men from the Forensic Unit of the Central Police Headquarters in Kumasi came to the scene Saturday afternoon and conveyed the body to the morgue for autopsy.

The late TEWU General Secretary rose to the position in April 2013 after the death of his immediate boss, Mr. Mr Mohammed S. Bogobiri who was then General Secretary. He was the Deputy to Mr. Bogobiri.

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