Student commits suicide over unpaid fees
A second-year day student at the Agona Swedru School of Business (SWESBU), Miss Ivy Owusu was on Monday found hanging in an uncompleted building at Agona Swedru.
A police spokesman who pleaded anonymity told reporters on Tuesday that the mother of the girl, Madam Ekua Amoafowah, told them that the girl did not go to school on Monday because she owed school fees.
The policeman said the woman claimed that she asked her daughter in the morning to go to school with the promise of looking for a loan to settle the school fees of GHC 190, after which she left for market.
The spokesman said the woman claimed that she returned from the market and met the girl in the house, and when she was questioned her reply was that she did not get water to bath.
According to Madam Amoafowah, she later left her daughter in the house and went to town again, in an effort to look for money, but after some few hours, she received a call that the girl had committed suicide.
Her body has been sent to the Agona Swedru Government Hospital for an autopsy while the police continue their investigations into the incident.
Credit: Graphic Online