Four children have died after drowning in the Lake Volta at Konkoma, a suburb of Yeji in the Pru East District of the Bono East Region.
The deceased are Ibrahim Abdul Kadri, 8, Mubarik Aziz, 12, Aliu Nasiru Mayachi, 6 and Umaru Nasiru Mayachi, 11.
The quartet was reported missing on Monday, February 28, 2022.
However, speaking to Graphic Online, the Pru East District Police Commander DSP Eric Awiadeam said the bodies of the children were found in the lake on Tuesday.
According to DSP Awiadeam, one Nashiru Mayachi and the Assemblyman of the Konkoma Electoral Area, Philip Ngyemenko divulged the information to the police.
Subsequently, a team together with the complainants proceeded to Konkoma, a community closer to the Volta lake.
Upon reaching the scene, he said the bodies of the deceased were found, lying in supine positions with blood oozing from their nostrils.
DSP Awiadeam said police inspected the bodies but found no marks of violence on them.
He noted that police retrieved the bodies and had commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that led the four children to drown in Volta Lake.
He also added that the bodies had been deposited at St Mathias Catholic Hospital mortuary at Yeji for preservation and autopsy.
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