Two persons have committed suicide by hanging to end matters following misunderstandings with their respective lovers on Thursday and Saturday at Agbagblakope and Agblekpui, suburbs of Aflao, in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region.
The deceased, Julius Sewor, aged 25, was found hanging after his wife quarrelled with him for not taking care of her and their baby.
The other victim, Bertha Aba, 19, was discovered by some children just hours after she told her suspected boyfriend that she was carrying a pregnancy for him.
The Aflao District Police Crime Officer, Mr Eric Vondee, said his outfit had the first report at about 05:45 am on Thursday, October 17, that the body of an adult male, identified as Julius Sewor, has been found hanging on a tree at Agbagblakope.
He said a police team was immediately dispatched and subsequently found the body hanging by a nylon rope on a tree, with the tongue protruded, near a fence wall with no house inside.
Mr Vondee said the deceased, a Benin national, was living at Aflao with his Ghanaian wife with whom he had a baby boy, aged one and a half months old.
He said on Wednesday, October 17 while Sewor was working at a Bakery, where he was employed, his wife in a rage, dashed to damp the baby on him, accusing him of not taking care of them.
Mr Vondee said though his employer intervened and his wife agreed to take back the baby, the deceased, refused to hand over the baby, but rather packed his belongings and left the workplace with the baby.
The employer sent someone to follow up to the couple’s home so that the deceased would not assault his wife, but both were not met in the house.
Mr Vondee said investigations revealed that the deceased on the same day visited Lome in Togo, and narrating his wife’s conduct to one Frederick Agunor, confiding in him he would commit suicide to end it all.
According to him, the deceased’s friend discouraged him from it and he left, only for his body to be found hanging at Agbagblakope near the E.P Basic School on the Diamond Cement Factory road, early the following morning.
Meanwhile, the baby and mother were reunited before the incident occurred.
In the second case, Mr Vondee said relatives of the lady, who lived in the same house with her at Agblekpui, reported of her hanging herself at about 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 19.
He said according to the relatives, they overheard the lady, at about 1100 hours on the same day in a telephone conversation with the suspected boyfriend, telling him she was pregnant for him.
According to the relatives, after dropping the phone, the deceased picked a rope as if to draw water from the well, at which juncture they left for a funeral in Aflao, where they were informed hours later that her body was found hanging about 500 meters from their house.
Mr Vondee said the relatives rushed and brought down the body with the intent of rushing her to the hospital but realised it was too late.
Mr Vondee said police do not suspect any foul play in both cases, as there were only rope marks around their necks, adding, the two bodies were being kept in the Ketu South Municipal Hospital morgue at Aflao pending further investigations.