Man commits suicide over N72K debt


A commercial driver in Ghana, has reportedly committed suicide over his inability to pay a N72,825 (GHC900) debt he owed the vehicle owner.
61-year-old Sampson Kwaku Ayisi, who around Alajo down town, a suburb of Accra, was found hanging in the kitchen by his wife on Thursday morning, Ghanaweb reports.
The father of three, his wife, 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 owed the “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 Police have opened an investigation on the case already.

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