Nimba: Man, 45 Discovered Dead in Pit Well After Going Missing for Days


By: Nathaniel Success Topkah

Tappita, Nimba County- A 45-year-old man identified as Gontorwon Menlor has been found dead in a pit well after going missing for days.

The deceased was the General Manager of the Ganta Ambassador Plaza Filling Station located in Central Tappita, Nimba County.

It is reported that the 45-year-old went missing during the early morning hours of Monday, November 2, as his relatives didn’t know his way about.

Menlor is believed to have left his home at about 3 am on Monday morning and was not seen until when his lifeless body was discovered by community dwellers early Tuesday morning after a vigorous search was launched.

The actual cause of his death was not ascertained when Journalists visited the scene on Tuesday, but it is believed that the deceased had been worrying over financial misappropriation in managing the filling station.

It also appeared that Mr. Menlor committed suicide from the investigation conducted by police so far.

His body was discovered in the well adjacent to his vicinity.

According to an examination done on his corpse at Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital, there was no foul played on his body.

According to Voice of Tappita radio, four years ago, there was another mysterious death that occurred at Ganta Ambassador Plaza when its first Manager, only identified as Morris, shot himself to death over the same alleged financial mismanagement on July 24, 2016.

The latest incidence has left residents of the area in total shock. However, after examination of the corpse by both joint-security of Tappita and medical practitioners from the Jackson F. Doe Hospital, Mr. Menlor was buried on Tuesday evening.

The Ganta Ambassador Plaza is owned by top businessman and former Sports Steering Committee Chairman of Nimba County,. Adonis David Menlor, who is also brother to the deceased.

Speaking to KMTV news early Wednesday morning, Mr. Menlor [brother of the deceased] clarified that he never had any financial problem with his brother as it has been perceived by the public.

Mr. Menlor also revealed that he has not reviewed the last report sent by Gontorwon Menlor before the shocking incident.

“We will be having a family meeting tomorrow where we’re going to asked Gontorwon’s wife to tell whether there has been any crisis in their home recently, but as of now we don’t know what really happened,” Mr. Menlor said.