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Aflao: Mother of 4 commits suicide three months after divorce


A woman, aged 35, last weekend committed suicide by hanging, three months after the collapse of her marriage at Low Cost, a suburb of Aflao.

A family source told the Ghana News Agency that the deceased had been married to her husband, named withheld, for over 18 years, yielding four kids between them.


The source said the deceased, about three months ago, vacated her matrimonial home after the relationship hit the rocks due to some intermittent misunderstandings, with all the kids remaining with their father.

According to the source, Elizabeth, last Friday, January 25, paid a visit to her former marital home, but met only her eldest daughter, aged about 16, while the husband, a Porter, was unavailable.

She allegedly sent her unsuspecting daughter on an errand outside the house, only for her to return and discover the deceased hanged by a nylon rope which was tied to the rafters in the bathroom.

The Aflao District Crime Officer, ASP Eric Vondee, confirmed the story, saying the police was alerted about the incident by the BNI office at about 4:30pm last Friday.

He said he led a police team and found the body in the house.

Mr. Vondee said a kitchen stool and a plastic chair were found below the body, suggesting the deceased climbed the two to tie the rope to the rafters in order to hang herself.

He said urine splashes were also visible on the floor below the body.

The District Crime Officer said except the rope marks on the neck, there no marks of violence on the body.

He said the body is being kept at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital morgue at Aflao, pending further investigations.

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