May 23, 2022

Man, 25, commits suicide by hanging on 15 ft coconut tree at E/R

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A 25-year-old man, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging on about 15 feet tall coconut tree after climbing a ladder.

The deceased who is identified as Kwasi Antwi, committed the bizarre incident on Monday, October 11, 2021, in Akyem Aperade Bonkagyeesu, a farming Community in Achiase District in the Eastern region.

According to the Police, a team led by Constable Ameteme Amos Teye was dispatched to the scene upon receiving information and found the deceased hanging on the coconut tree with about 8 feet ladder leaning against it.

The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, briefing the media said, the body of the deceased was retrieved and deposited at the morgue for preservation and autopsy.

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



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