Senior Cadet recruit at GRA dies after initiation exercise

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A recruit of Ghana Customs from the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), one Senior Cadet George Annor, 35 has been reported dead after initiation exercise into the Customs service.

Excerpts of a police statement in the possession of Whatsup News reads that Mr. Annor collapsed during the exercise and was rushed to the Kpetoe Health Center where he was given first aid and referred to the Volta Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Whatsup News has intercepted a video reportedly shot during the ill-fated exercise. In the video, Mr. Annor and several other colleagues were asked to undertake some routines drills, including jogging and push-ups.

The deceased who is on the upper end of a weight class in contrast to his colleagues was seen panting profusely as his supervisors found humour in a man of his size struggling to get a grip on the drill. The video did not show when he slumped.

But the police statement said, on March 30, 2019, one Senior Officer Benjamin Kwasi Fufagbi of the GRA Academy in Kpetoe accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Appiah Waden Junior rushed to the Kpetoe Police Station to report the incident, saying in the process of arrival exercise to get new recruits initiated into the Academy, the deceased slumped and eventually died in the hospital.

“Police visited the mortuary at the said Hospital and inspected the body of the deceased on the slab and observed that there were fresh wounds on both knees of the deceased,” the statement read.

Source: WhatsupNEWS gHANA

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