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General News of Thursday, 24 May 2012

Source: citifmonline

Trust Towers suicide man is former ambassador

The man who jumped from the ninth floor of the Trust Towers and died instantly has been identified as Ghana’s former ambassador to France, AU and Algeria, H.E Hugh van Sekyi, Citi News can confirm.

Citi News' investigations have it that Ambassador Sekyi was the son of Kobina Sekyi – the author of the Blinkards. He is believed to be in his 70s.

The police have confirmed his identity with family members corroborating it.

His body was found on a lawn at the Trust Towers in Accra in a blue and white striped shirt and jeans and was wearing a pair of socks. A pair of black shoes was found on the ninth floor where he is believed to have jumped from.

The police later came to convey his remains to the morgue. He did not leave behind any suicide note.

H.E Sekyi worked with various local and international institutions and has been described as a “perfect gentleman” by close associates.

He was also a lecturer at the Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA) and Diplomacy.