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Yeji: 62-year-old fetish priest murders 25-year-old wife on suspicion of adultery, commits suicide

Yeji: 62-year-old fetish priest murders 25-year-old wife on suspicion of adultery, commits suicide

Ghana News
A fetish priest, Solomon Mbalegon, aged 62, allegedly murdered his 25-year-old junior wife, Madam Nakoli Mbalegon, and committed suicide thereafter. Mr. Mbalegon, also known as ‘Okomfo’ Solomon allegedly killed Mrs Mbalegon on Thursday night for alleged suspicion of infidelity at their home at Parambo, a suburb of Yeji, Pru East District of Bono East Region. Mr. Yussif Sulemana, the Assemblyman for the area who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said Mr. Mbalegon suspected that his wife had been having extramarital affairs with other men in the area. According to him, there was a misunderstanding between the couple which unfortunately led to the stabbing of the young wife. Mr Mbalegon committed suicide by stabbing himself too. Mr. Sulemana explained the inci...
Group advocates National Suicide Prevention Plan

Group advocates National Suicide Prevention Plan

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Social
Ghana needs a National Suicide Prevention Plan to provide a common framework for addressing suicidal behaviours. This is a call from the Association for Suicide Prevention Ghana (GASP), a group of trained experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds. The Association believes such a plan will help produce local but relevant recommendations and guidelines in the areas of suicide research, surveillance, reportage and content in the media. It will also offer support for persons in suicidal crises, help for loved ones and relatives left behind or bereaved by suicides. The Association in a statement signed by its Secretary and President, Dr Johnny Andoh-Arthur and Dr. Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quashie, committed to helping anyone undergoing suicidal crises. The group, however, observe...
Relationship breakups, graduate unemployment among leading causes of suicides in Ghana – MHA

Relationship breakups, graduate unemployment among leading causes of suicides in Ghana – MHA

Ghana News
On a daily basis, Ghanaians have continued to take their lives for reasons that are very flimsy and some that are heartbreaking. The Mental Health Authority (MHA) in Ghana has revealed that relationship breakups (divorce), graduate unemployment and financial distress are the leading causes of suicide in Ghana currently, especially among the youth between 16 and 35 years. Those causes have especially shot up among the youth in recent times, reports Graphic Online's Maclean Kwofi. The authority maintained that they consisted of students, unemployed graduates and few workers. The number of people attempting suicide in Ghana increased from 777 cases recorded in 2020 to 902 cases in 2021. Likewise, the actual suicide incidences recorded for the same period jumped from 69 ca...

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