Fear has gripped the Korle Bu Teaching hospital community in Accra, following the bizarre murder of a resident medical doctor, Desmond Kabbah, on Sunday.
The murder of the 27-year-old doctor, who was found dead on Sunday night in his flat at the hospital, has not only shocked the community but his colleague doctors who share the same flat with him also say they now live in extreme fear.
According to them, they live in fear because of the mystery surrounding the death of Dr. Kabbah.
“We cannot comprehend the reason behind Dr. Kabbah’s death and it makes it unsafe for all of us living in this flat,” a bemused colleague told the Times on condition of anonymity.
The naked body of the late Dr. Kabbah was found on his bed, with knife wounds and portions of the flesh on his leg scrapped off.
Meanwhile, the Police has begun investigations into the mysterious death.
The Public Affairs Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) Freeman Tettey, told the Times yesterday that the police suspect foul play.
He said at the crime scene the police found him naked, with blood oozing from his nose and scrotum, besides the bruises on his left leg.
“The police also found out that his room, both hall and chamber, were disorganised with the bed soaked in blood,” “he added.
DSP Tettey said the Homicide Unit of the Police Headquarters were being invited to assist in investigations, adding that no arrest had been made yet.
The deceased’s father, Leo Kabbah, the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Paga Chiana, expressed shock at the death of his son.
Speaking to the Times in a telephone interview, he said the last time he saw his son was last week when he visited the family.
“He did not tell me anything that suggested his life was in danger, or expressed any fear,” he said.
Mr Kabah said he also did not see any change in his behaviour.
Dr. Kabbah’s body has since been deposited at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital mortuary.