Suicide? Man found dead at Achimota

According to the locals “there are no cuts or traces on the branches of the tree” making it impossible for them to buy the idea of suicide.

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Suicide cases for the past two weeks have dominated the main headlines in Ghana.

The most recent one to have hit the country is the case of a middle-aged man believed to be in his early 30’s who was found dead near a tree with a rope on Thursday, March 9, 2017 near the Achimota main overpass.

Eyewitnesses at the scene, however, suspect it was a case of murder rather than suicide because “the rope found around the body was “too thin” and “can’t be used to facilitate suicide.”

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According to the locals “there are no cuts or traces on the branches of the tree” making it impossible for them to buy the idea of suicide.

Personnel of the Tesano Police command have since barrowed the body of the deceased to the morgue for an autopsy to be conducted, as they launch investigation into the incident.

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A level 400 student of the University of Ghana was found dead after falling from a storey building on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

The deceased named Jennifer Nyarko, a Consumer Science student fell from her balcony at dawn at Akuafo Annex A room 407, having reportedly skipped lectures for several days.

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Unconfirmed reports say she was suffering from Hay Fever which may have caused the fall.

In a separate incident, a 16-year-old Junior High School (JHS) pupil, identified as Barbra Asante also committed suicide at Akyem Osiem in the Eastern region.

The body of Barbara was found hanging in the kitchen of her parents at Akyem Tafo on Tuesday, March 7, after she had gone missing.

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The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Akyem Tafo Hospital Morgue.

In recent times there has been a rise in the number of suicide cases being recorded in the country, with Gender Minister Otiko Djaba describing it as “unfortunate”.

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