Leticia Kyere Pinaman- The deceased

The National Executive of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called for a detailed investigation into circumstances leading to the death of the 14-year-old final year JHS student, Leticia Kyere Pinaman in the Bono Region.

The Union, in a press statement, urged authorities of the school as well as her mates and friends to cooperate fully with security personnel, as a detailed forensic investigation into the matter commences.

NUGS also expressed their condolence to the family, friends and loved ones of the Late Leticia Kyere Pinaman.

“These are difficult times as we are all deeply saddened by the circumstances under which our beloved sister, of blessed memory, passed on.”

They also advised the grieving public “not to take the laws into their hands but allow for a peaceful investigation process as tempers are currently high”.

Meanwhile, Williams Kyere, father of the deceased, has said that he suspects foul play in the death of his daughter.

Mr. Kyere alleged that pictures taken at the regional hospital morgue showed a mark on her left wrist, indicating that something untoward might have happened to his daughter.

He also alleged that “after the examination by the doctors, we found out that she had not urinated, nor defecated, her tongue was intact and her eyes closed. So those saying she has committed suicide, it’s neither here nor there. I don’t believe it.”

The deceased, Leticia Kyere Pinaman, was allegedly seen by her colleagues hanging from the roof of the school’s dining hall, on the night of Monday, May 17. The incident occurred at Baakoniaba, a suburb of Sunyani in the Bono Region.

Mr Kyere further described the supposed suicide note indicating that a certain necklace be given to someone by the name Silicon, as fabricated.

“Leticia is a calm person, she does not hide her feelings. Whatever she needs, she asked, either through the sister or mother or sometimes through the teachers. She does not lack anything,” Mr Kyere said.