Farmer commits suicide

BY: Arku Jasmine

The people of Nyameani, a village near Mpasaaso in the Ahafo Ano South District in the Ashanti Region are still struggling to come to terms with the death of a 30-year-old farmer, Kolobo Chepreh, who shot himself in the chest.
The remains of Chepreh have been deposited at the morgue of the Tepa Government Hospital pending an autopsy.

He was survived by two wives – Mary Akosua, Esther Bomena - and two children but no one knows the reason behind Chepreh’s action on August 23, 2013.

However, his wives and other four residents in the neighbourhood have been invited by the Mankraso police to assist in investigations.

Briefing The Mirror, the Mankraso District Police Commander, Superintendent Mr Benjamin Kwadwo Gyasi, said Chepreh was a native of Sawla in the Northern Region and had been farming in the village for the past seven years.

He said preliminary investigations conducted by the police revealed that Chepreh had been complaining of an ailment and had even travelled to his hometown early this year to be treated by his uncle, Kumbile Baar.

According to the commander, two weeks after his return to Nyameani, Chepreh complained of some discomfort and one of his wives, Akosua, who was undertaking some household chores, heard a gunshot in their room.

Akosua quickly raised an alarm and some neighbours rushed to the room, only to find that Chepreh had shot himself in the chest with a single-barrelled gun which lay by his side.

He said the incident was reported to the Mankraso police for investigations.

By Joseph Kyei-Boateng/The Mirror/Ghana