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E/R : Man, 45, commits suicide over marital issues

A 45-year-old man, Thomas Agyei has committed suicide over alleged marital problems in Adeiso in Upper West Akyem District in the Eastern Region.

He was found hanging in his room at about 4:00 am on December 1, 2021.

Benjamin Okyere, a resident of Salem, a suburb of Adeiso where the incident occurred said he had information that Thomas Agyei alias Paa Joe has committed suicide by hanging, hence, he quickly reported the incident to the police.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, police proceeded to the scene where the deceased was seen lying clenched in a supine position.

He said police noticed that a yellow electric cable wire tied around a wood under the roof and a piece of it beside the body.

After taking inventories, the body was removed and deposited at Nsawam Government Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

Report gathered indicated that the now-deceased person recently bitterly complained to the father about the fact that his wife has walked out of the marriage and parked all her things from the house.

Eastern region continues to record many suicide cases.

A total of sixty(60) suicide cases were recorded in the region during the first quarter of this year placing second to the Ashanti region which recorded the highest suicide cases in Ghana with 61 incidents out of 417 recorded in the country during the period, according to the Ghana Health Service.

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