Residents of Achimota Senior High School and its vicinities are living in fear following the discovery of dead bodies in the area.
At least five bodies have been found on the school premises, which has been encroached on by squatters and estate developers, in less than one year under mysterious circumstances.
A corpse was seen last Friday by some scrap dealers near the Pure Fire Miracles Ministries International Church close to the main campus.
Grasses and tree leaves were seen covering the body, which produced an odour at where it was deposited.
Some residents told The Ghanaian Times that the body had been lying in the bush for weeks, explaining that efforts to get the police to retrieve the body had proven futile.
Some residents said the victim might have been murdered elsewhere, and dumped in the bush. Others suggested that the site is being used by wee smokers and therefore assumed that the person might have been killed there.
A resident told The Ghanaian Times there had been many cases of gruesome murder and assault in the area recently.
He related how a woman with a baby strapped at her back, was murdered by a man who stabbed her knife from behind.
“The woman had gone to fetch water for the household when she met her untimely death…apart from her, teachers of the Achimota School have also suffered from ordeals leading to some being hospitalized,” he said and continued to recount how a teacher relaxing outside his bungalow, was pounced on and butchered with a machete.
The headmistress of the school, Mrs. Beatrice Tsotso Adom, when contacted bemoaned the happenings in the school especially the killings in the area.
According to her, plans to get encroachers off the land had not been successful as the school did not get the needed support from its stakeholders.