Three people are said to have committed suicide in three different locations in the Eastern and the Ashanti Regions in the last cases of bizarre incidents.

Inhabitants of Aponoapono, a village near Suhum in the Eastern Region, were last Thursday thrown into a state of panic and mourning when a 46-year-old Division One league referee, Samuel Manukure, allegedly committed suicide.

Sources told DAILY GUIDE that his death might be in connection with his sick wife, avalanche of debts and threats over a political party position.

The deceased was staying with his wife and one child at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region, but used to visit his extended family at Aponoapono where the sad event occurred.

Family Reactions

The deceased?s cousin, one Yaw Asiedu, told DAILY GUIDE that Samuel Manukure, prior to the alleged suicide, looked very disturbed but refused to disclose whatever was worrying him to any member of the family. He however, conjectured that his wife?s sickness, which had spanned over many years without cure, might be one of the major causes of his deceased cousin?s troubles.

Yaw Asiedu further disclosed to DAILY GUIDE that on Thursday around 4:00 pm, while the deceased was asleep ? after he had returned from the farm ? he (Asiedu) discovered that the nylon drying line belonging to Manukure was nowhere to be found. He said he called the deceased?s name five times to find out where the line was.

The wife

The wife of Akenebu being consoling by some people

According to Yaw Asiedu, he went into his cousin?s room and he was astonished to see that he (Manukure) had hanged himself with the rope, and his shirt soaked with blood.

This paper learnt that one Edward Obeng reported the case to the Suhum police.

The Police Crime Officer, Inspector Daniel Dsani, confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE saying, the body of Manukure had been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital morgue for autopsy as investigations continued.

In another suicide case at Suhum, 30-year-old, Afua Darteybea with three kids ? allegedly suffering from high fever ? committed suicide at Anumansa Korasang, a village near Suhum.

The area Assemblyman, Nicolas Martey, told DAILY GUIDE the deceased last Thursday took a knife to attack her mother. She was however, calmed down by her neigbours upon which she was rushed to the Suhum Province Hospital the following day. He was discharged on Saturday.

Nicolas Martey said the deceased was found hanging with a piece of cloth tied to an orange tree in their house.

Her body has been deposited at the Suhum Hospital morgue for autopsy, while police are carrying on with their investigation.


In a related development, a man allegedly hanged himself Saturday morning at Paraku Estate near Atasemanso in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

The deceased was identified as Eric Akenebu, 39 years old, who hailed from Navrongo in the Upper East Region.

He reportedly sneaked out of his house around 3:00 am on Thursday when his wife and three children were asleep.

Akenebu was not sighted again until his lifeless body was seen hanging on a mango tree near a fence wall just behind Prima Medical Center, which is close to his house.

The cause of the heinous crime was not immediately known, according to the residents who spoke to DAILY GUIDE.

FROM Bampoe Daniel, Suhum & I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi

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