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Ghana: Decomposing bodies of lovers who migrated from Netherlands retrieved

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Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey is an experienced African journalist who has worked with top media brands in Ghana where he is based.

Police in Ghana are investigating a bizarre incident in which the decomposing bodies of a couple who migrated from the Netherlands were retrieved.

The police the country’s Ashanti Region uncovered that the man tried to  keep his wife’s dead body in their flat for several months.

His  body has  also  been discovered by police in the family’s bathroom, sitting on the toilet.

Two children of the couple, aged 11 and 13, were also rescued in an unconscious state.

The Jacksons, a well-to-do family, lived in a rented apartment at a community called Maakro Plot 10 after the family relocated from the Netherlands about seven years ago.

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Reports say they never socialised with other residents, as they live independently.

The last time co-tenants saw the family was somewhere in May this year when the  Jacksons’ returned home, parked their unregistered Ford Expedition car and climbed upstairs to their apartment.

But after several months of not hearing nor seeing the Jacksons, the livid neighbours lodged a complaint with the police.

The body of Mrs. Ernestina Jackson was found in a decomposing state. Police found out that her husband, also late, Samuel Jackson tried to preserve her body at home by putting ice packs on the body which was wrapped in a blanket.

Police suspect Mrs. Jackson, 48 died about 3-months ago. The traumatised children of the deceased are currently on admission at a health facility.

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