The Effiduase Police within the New Juaben North Municipality of the Eastern Region is investigating a suicide incident involving a nine-year-old boy in Koforidua.

The deceased, Frimpong Adjei, was found hanging on a green nylon sponge tied around the neck to a crossbar in a room of a house in Asokore, a suburb of Juaben North at about 3:30 pm on July 24, 2020.

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The deceased committed suicide after his mother denied him food. According to sources of data gathered by, the mother sent her son on an errand to buy bread from a lover but the kid angrily declined because he was hungry and therefore the mother denied him food.

He quickly visited his room then took his life. Moments later, the mother sent for him to perhaps give him food but to her utmost surprise, her child had hanged himself in the room upon reaching there.

According to the Police, Eric Frimpong, father of the deceased reported the incident at the police headquarters.
Police investigators dispatched to the scene found the lifeless body of the kid removed and lying within the supine position at the porch of a one-room house near Asokore Romantic Junior high school.

Police also acknowledged the deceased passed out during the act. Ligature marks were also detected around the neck when the body was examined.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the St. Josephs Hospital pending further investigation by Police.

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