- Francis Larbi, a 30-year-old mobile money vendor, has taken his life after being conned by fraudsters into losing GH¢15,000
- Francis is believed to have taken his life because of pressure from his boss to pay back his money
- He received a call from fraudsters who falsely claimed that his sister in the UK had sent him items that needed immediate retrieval
A mobile money vendor in Awutu Bawjiase took his own life by hanging after losing GH¢15,000 to fraudsters.
The deceased, Francis Larbie, was conned by men claiming to have done a transaction from the UK.
He received a call from fraudsters who falsely claimed that his sister in the UK had sent him items that needed immediate retrieval.
The GH¢15,000 lost was part of the mobile money business' capital.
Upon discovering the fraud, Francis informed his employer, who pressured him to repay the losses.
After piling additional pressure on Larbie's wife, she found the deceased hanging in their room after taking his life.
Man battling illness takes his life
A 58-year-old man killed himself at Pumpside, a suburb of Assin Fosu in the Central Region.
The deceased, Emmanuel Oteng, was found hanging at the back of his house by his wife. He left an emotional note to his family after battling with illness in the lead-up to his death.
Police officer takes his life
The name of the police officer was withheld until his family was duly informed, according to a police statement.
Last year, the Ghana Police Service was hit by a series of similar cases, prompting concerns for morale among officers.
Human remains found in room of man who took his own life
Human remains were found in the room of a man who took his life in a suburb of New Juaben North.
Police also discovered other items like cola nuts and other objects used for ritual purposes.
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