Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command told the Ghana News Agency in Tamale on Monday.
ASP Tetteh said the deceased allegedly committed the suicide on Saturday, August 23 about 19:00 GMT explaining that one Rev. Father Suom Dery also of the Saint Victors Major Seminary visited the bungalow of the deceased and found him hanging on the ceiling of his sitting room.
He said the police were quickly called and upon reaching the scene, they saw the deceased body hanging on a rope with a protruding tongue and foam coming out of his mouth.
ASP Tetteh said the police did not suspect any foul play since an initial examination of the body did not show any sign of struggle and therefore conveyed the body to the Yendi Government Hospital for preservation since all the morgues in the Tamale Metropolis were full.
He explained that Rev. Father Abakisi was recently transferred from the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocese to the Saint Victors Major Seminary as a tutor until his demise.