The Office of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Krachi East has described as unprofessional and unethical headlines by some media houses on the cause of death of Francis Kofi Okesu.
In a statement issued by the MCE’s Personal Assistant, Sham-Una Gmakanyi Sulemana, the MCE was “a devoted Christian, diligent and sober”.
Therefore, the family was shocked about the reportage coming from the media.
“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 who 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 begun 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,” the statement by the PA on Monday, September 5 concluded.