Man commits suicide over GHC900 debt

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The deceased was found hanging in the kitchen by his wife

A Trotro driver, Sampson Kwaku Ayisi, 61, has committed suicide at Alajo, a surburb of Accra.

The sad incident occurred Thursday at Alajo Down Town, close to the Virtue International School.

The late driver, who was married with three children, was found hanging in the kitchen by his wife Thursday morning.

Wife of the deceased, Madam Lydia Wiafe, suspects her husband took his own life because it was becoming difficult for him to raise money to settle a GHC900 debt.

She told Atinka News that, her late husband was a trotro driver and was owing his “car owner”, a police officer an amount of GHC900. The amount represents the “daily sales” for nine days.

A daughter of the deceased, Amanobea, a teacher, disclosed to Atinka News that the police officer had earlier threatened to kill his father by invoking curses on him if the debt was not settled by Saturday.

“The car owner showed us two eggs and a bottle of schnapps when we visited him Monday to plead for more time. He warned my father that he would be dead by Saturday if the debt was still outstanding,” she told Atinka News.

The Homicide Unit of the Ghana Police and the Kotobabi District Police Command have initiated investigations into the matter.


Source: atinkaonline

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