farming community in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, was thrown
into a state of shock when a 12-year-old Junior High School (JHS) student,
Samuel Opoku Kwarteng allegedly committed suicide by hanging.
unfortunate incident happened early Monday morning January 13, 2020, at about
A source in
the area indicated that the deceased, a student of an Adventist JHS in the area
was found hanging in his room with a mosquito net tied to the ceiling.
have since deposited the lifeless body of young Samuel Opoku Kwarteng at a
hospital morgue awaiting autopsy and further investigations.
witness and a reporter at New Day FM, a private radio station
in the area, Charles Tuvor, who corroborated the sad story, told DAILY
GUIDE that the boy had been living with his mother, Dorcas Opoku at
Ainyinase for some time now.
He said the
mother who is a trader went to sell her wares on Sunday and returned late but
could not see the son outside and so she presumed he was asleep.
to the eye witness, the mother said that the 12-year old boy always woke up
early in the morning to do his household chores before he left for
He said on
Monday morning, at about 5am, the boy was still not out of his room and so the
mother entered the room and found her son dead, hanging and dangling.
mother shouted for help which attracted the attention of many people to the
scene,” he added.
to the eye witness, the mother could not fathom why her son killed
was therefore conducted in the room to see if he left a note or something about
the reason he had to take his life but to no avail,” he added.
Some of his
classmates and other colleagues said the deceased though always exhibited a
quiet demeanor, was liked by his friends.
They expressed extreme shock and sadness over the death of Kwarteng saying “he never exhibited any suicidal mannerism.”
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi