Yaw Kopare

A 14-year-old class-three pupil of the Kintampo Roman Catholic Primary School, Yaw Kopare, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself.

The incident happened at Ntankro Road, a suburb of Kintampo, in the wee hours of Wednesday after his father, Kopare Sagpoa, had left him at home for farm.

Yaw has since been buried whilst police investigations are underway to unravel the mystery behind the act since the deceased did not leave any suicide notice.

Eyewitnesses told DAILY GUIDE that neighbours discovered the body of the boy lying under a Mango tree that same morning after the rope he allegedly used to terminate his life had snapped.

According to the residents, termites and ants were found all over the corpse and could have decomposed if the police had not come early enough to convey it.

The mother of the boy told a section of the media that she and the deceased’s father had divorced about 10 years ago.

She said because of that, the little boy shuttled between her place and his father’s and decided where he had to stay at any given time.  

The woman said on that fateful day, the boy spent the night with the father while she went selling eggs at the Kintampo STC Station and returned home at dawn, expecting him to come to her house as usual to take his bath to go to school.

Amidst weeping, the woman said upon waiting for a while and the son was not coming, some neighbours informed her that somebody had been found dead in the area.

According to her, she personally went to the scene and realised that the dead person was her own son who was found to have committed suicide.

“I am still in a state of shock and disbelief because my son did not show any signs of being depressed or having a peculiar problem,” she lamented.

Meanwhile, residents are confused and wandering whether the boy could actually commit suicide. They suspect foul play.

 FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Kintampo

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