Night of 'drugs and sex' allegedly kills Canadian official in Ghana

Darrell Prokopetz. (Via LinkedIn)

Darrell Prokopetz. (Via LinkedIn)

David Akin, Parliamentary Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 11:06 AM ET

OTTAWA — A Canadian government bureaucrat is dead after a night of "hot sex and drugs" in a four-star hotel in the capital of the West African country of Ghana, a newspaper there reports.

Back in Ottawa, officials were being tight-lipped about the circumstances under which Darrell Prokopetz, 54, died.

Prokopetz was a project director with the Canada School of Public Service, the federal organization that trains civil servants.

Government officials in Ottawa could not say Monday what Prokopetz was doing in the Ghanian capital of Accra, but The Daily Guide Ghana newspaper reported that Prokopetz was rushed to hospital on Jan. 30 "in an unconscious state after an alleged overdose of cocaine, liquor and sex."

The newspaper did not say how it came to learn of the booze and the drugs but it did refer to an anonymous source who had seen security camera tapes at the high-end Golden Tulip Hotel where Prokopetz was staying that showed Prokopetz "chaperoning two beautiful girls separately into his hotel room."


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