In Ghana, man commits suicide over debts


InformAfrica – Sadly, a 42-year-old Ghanaian man in the Mporhor Wassa East District of Ghana has committed suicide due to debts owed to lots of people.

Ghana man commits suicide

Nearly 1 million people worldwide commit suicide each year, with anywhere from 10 million to 20 million suicide attempts annually.

Ghana News Agency reported that the deceased is popularly known as Quansah and lived at Wassa Akyempim community in Mporhor Wassa East District, he was indebted to a lot of people and committed suicide.

An eye witness told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that last Sunday one of his debtors demanded her money and rained insults on him when Quansah failed to produce the amount.

The commotion drew people to the scene and Quansah felt humiliated and vowed to end his life.

Maame Aba, the deceased’s wife, said on the Monday she saw his husband drinking from a beer bottle and he later complained of stomach ache. He was taken to the Wassa Akyempim Community Clinic but died shortly on arrival.

A doctor at the clinic said the deceased drank a chemical.

Just last month, a suicidal incident was also reported in Ghana, when a man reportedly committed suicide at a local hotel in the country – the reason for the mysterious death was unknown to the police at the time.

Suicide is said to be the eighth leading cause of death in males and the 16th leading cause of death in females. The higher frequency of completed suicides in males versus females is consistent across the life span. Fellow Africans, suicide is not the final solution. May the deceased rest in peace.

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