According to the Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, the body of the 31-year old priest was on August 23 found hanging from the ceiling of his sitting room when another priest from the seminary, Rev. Fr Suom Dery visited the bungalow of the deceased.
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.
He said Rev Father Abakisi was recently transferred from the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocese to the Saint Victor Major Seminary as a tutor.
The body has since been conveyed to the Yendi Government Hospital for preservation since all the morgues in the Tamale Metropolis are full.