A second-year supposedly pregnant student of Yefriman Senior High School at Yefri in Nkoranza North, the Brong-Ahafo Region, Fabea Nyarko Leticia, has died after allegedly drinking canned Malt that was offered her by her high school boyfriend.
Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the drink contained a substance suspected to be a drug for abortion.
Jennifer Adoma, classmate of the deceased, corroborated the suspicion of the police. She revealed that her friend was pregnant and took the drink given to her by her boyfriend to terminate the pregnancy.
“They were dating. The girl was pregnant. They arranged that he will give her medicine to drink. But after the church programme, they bought food and drinks. He gave out the medicine to the girl to drink,” she narrated.
Minutes after drinking the said Malt, Jennifer said her friend who was in her boyfriend’s room, started complaining of sharp abdominal pains and was rushed to the hospital.
She was however, pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Grandmother of the deceased narrating the incident to Adom News, said Fabea informed her that she was attending a programme at church Wednesday evening.
She said that later in the evening she received a strange phone call informing her that her granddaughter was in critical condition. She rushed to the hospital only to be told that the girl was dead.
The Nkoranza District Police Commander, ASP Ambrose Agyemang, confirmed the incident to Adom News.
He indicated that investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the death and entreated persons in the neighbourhood to assist with information to enhance their investigation.
“We are looking at the information that has been reported to us. That is the basis of our investigation; any information available is also welcomed to make the work easier…” ASP Agyeman stated.
This notwithstanding, Mary Adubea, the mother of the deceased, said she believes her daughter might have been a victim of poisoning by her boyfriend and hopes the police get to the bottom of the matter.
The body of the girl has been deposited at the Nkoranza St. Theresa’s Hospital morgue for autopsy.