A man who reportedly travelled from Wa to Busah in the Upper West Region to take part in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise has died after drowning in a dam in the community.
Reports indicate that the deceased, Hafiz Adams left on Monday morning with a friend on a motorcycle to join his colleagues to the registration centre.
Upon their arrival, the two were told their friends had completed the registration process and left for sightseeing at the Busah dam.
They then decided to join their colleagues at the dam where the late Hafiz Adams got drowned in an attempt to remove a canoe which his friends tried to use on the water.
Officials at the registration centre confirmed that the deceased reported at about 9:00 am on Monday but left a few minutes after without going through the registration process.
Musah Wadud, the boy who went to Busah together with the late Hafiz Adams in an interview with Citi News at the scene could not confirm their exact mission at the community but said “when we got to the registration centre, they told us that our friends went to the dam. So I picked him and we followed them up.”
“When we arrived at the dam, our friends had pushed the canoe inside the dam trying to use it. So my friend said he knew how to swim and jumped into the water. He could not remove the canoe so when he was coming out, we saw him raise his hands and went down. We started screaming for help but to no avail. We rushed to the community and reported to the elders who came and removed him dead.”