The rising cases of suicide in Ghana has continued unabated, as a man believed to be in his early 30s was Monday found hanging dead on a Neem tree at the Ashaiman irrigation development site.
According to residents of the area, the man was found hanging on the tree when some of them woke up to attend to nature’s call in a nearby bush.
None of the residents was able to identify him, as he is said not to be from the area.
Confirming the development, the Assembly member for the Nii Doku Electoral Area, Yusif Gariba, said he was informed of the suicide early in the morning on Monday.
“Tt was around 6:00am that I was called by one of the watchdog committee members in the area that a young man believed in his thirties has allegedly committed suicide on a Neem tree at the Jericho Agric park.
“So I rushed in quickly to see things for myself and indeed it was true. When I got there, I tried getting some of the area guys to identify the person but unfortunately, none of them could identify the face so I suspect he is not from the area, but rather he just came to commit the act here”
He however said a formal complaint would be lodged with the Lebanon police station at Ashaiman so the corpse could be transfered to the Tema General Hospital mortuary.
Cases of suicide has been on the increase lately in the country, with no fewer than six suicide deaths in the last three weeks.