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General News of Monday, 12 March 2001

Source: GNA

Student Commits Suicide

A 19-year-old student committed suicide at Tema on Sunday leaving a note that she was fed up with false accusations by her mother that she was flirting and causing abortion.

Miss Vida Mansa Yakah, a third year student of Tema Methodist Day Secondary school (MEDASS) was found hanging from the ceiling of the hall of their home.

Police Superintendent Mohammed Adams, Tema Community Two District Commander told newsmen that Miss Yakah's mother, Madam. Felicia Ameduku, said she found her daughter hanging when she woke up at 5:30 for morning devotion.

She left a note which, read: "Mother says I Mansa has caused an abortion and when I dress to school, I go about having sex with men. This is not true. I know that my own sister Mary hates me and mother as well, so I am ending it all.

"I may be a liar, but a murderer I am not. I can never in my life kill even an insect, let alone an abortion".

Superintendent Adams said the previous night Vida had a misunderstanding with her elder sister Mary for wearing Mary's pair of stretch jeans but their mother intervened. She wore it out but returned home 30 minutes later.

At about 10.30 PM, the family retired to their bedrooms upstairs only to wake up the next morning to find Mansa hanging in the hall.

Police are investigating.

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